Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM), sometimes referred to as Information Rights Management (IRM), is the common term for digital rights management (DRM) technologies that cater to enterprise use cases, many of which involve protecting sensitive information from unauthorized access and use.
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
Traditional DRM technologies are usually associated with preventing the unauthorized access and distribution of consumer-facing media such as game, music and movie. For example, locking specific programs so that they cannot be accessed in certain region / countries, another example would be license control, when a piece of media is tied to an account, and you must be logged in to access said content.
While this may be secure enough for consumer-facing software and content, there are many workarounds that many consumers have found. While this is a concern for businesses, it will not cause a large scale loss. However, this is not the case for business-critical data and files, while these must also be distributed and shared with multiple collaborators including employees, partners, and customers; a data leak or wrongful disclosure could lead to significant impact and loss to the business.
Enterprises need a form of Digital Rights Management that matches the security needed to ensure their files are safe without sacrificing the ability to efficiently collaborate, share, and edit.