Digital Rights Management, DRM for short, is a technology that manages, controls, and secures data from unauthorized users. Traditional DRM technologies are often associated with the prevention of unauthorized access and distribution of consumer-facing media, such as music, movies, images, and games. However, this concept can also be applied to enterprises to address the data protection needs when collaborating and sharing business-critical data across internal and external stakeholders.
Generally, securing consumer-facing content and software is much simpler and often does not cause a large-scale loss, if compromised. This isn’t the case for business-critical data and files, as this needs to be distributed and shared with multiple collaborators, including employees, partners, and customers. A data leak or wrongful disclosure for an enterprise could lead to significant impact and loss to the business. Because of this, organizations need a solution that ensures data remains safe, without sacrificing the ability to efficiently collaborate, share, and edit. Digital Rights Management (DRM) protects sensitive enterprise information from unauthorized access, use, and distribution by applying rules to the information distributed in electronic documents.