DigiGate© Information right management system (IRM) is a form of IT security technology used to protect documents containing sensitive information from unauthorized access. Unlike traditional Digital Rights Management (DRM), which applies to mass-produced media like songs and movies, IRM applies to documents, spreadsheets, and presentations created by individuals. IRM protects files from unauthorized copying, viewing, printing, forwarding, deleting, and editing.
DigiGate© Information right management system IRM generally encrypts files in order to enforce access policies. Once encrypted, additional IRM rules can be applied to a document to allow/deny specific activities. In some cases, this means a document can only be viewed, and the user cannot copy/paste the content within the document. In other cases, the IRM rule may prevent a user from taking screenshots of the document, printing, or editing it.
Organizations can create and apply custom IRM rules at the enterprise level, department level, group level, or user level based on data security, compliance, and governance requirements.
One of the oft-cited advantages of our IRM is that these protections persist even when files are shared with third parties. A user can be off the company network, yet the IRM rules will continue to protect the document. This means IRM-sealed documents can remain secure no matter where it’s being accessed.