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Quick Takes: Stay in control of your PDF files

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

Acrobat rights managed after distribution

Authentica has released PageRecall, an information security solution for the latest version of Adobe Acrobat 5.0. PageRecall uses Authentica's Active Rights Management (ARM) technology that allows companies to share sensitive and confidential information as Adobe PDF files. ARM, within PageRecall, maintains rights to control how the PDF documents are accessed and used after distribution. Through PageRecall, document owners can recall and expire Adobe PDF files at any time; establish recipient rights as to their ability to distribute, print or copy the PDF file; set usage permissions and expiration at the page level; track activity on files, including when and how often each page was read or printed. Furthermore, document owners can change access and usage policy or expiration dates any time after delivery, regardless of document location.

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E-provisioning, security rolled into one neat package

Business Layers, an e-business infrastructure software developer, and e-business systems management leader BMC Software, have partnered to incorporate BMC's Control-SA security management product into Business Layers' product, eProvision Day One, the two companies recently announced. EProvision Day One automates the process that connects employees to digital resources like e-mail, files and applications. Control-SA allows companies to automate the creation and management of employee access rights. It also provides password management and audit security changes. Combining the solution, Business Layers said, ensures productivity by allocating and guaranteeing availability of resources.

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Latest security list debuts

Internet discussion list publisher, AudetteMedia, has added a security list to its portfolio. Moderated by security specialist Mike Chapple, the I-Security list examines security issues relevant to computing and business professionals. I-Security offers IT pros access to experts who can offer possible computer and network security problems. Chapple works with the U.S. government developing next-generation intrusion-detection systems. Other published AudetteMedia lists include I-Sales, I-Search, I-PR, I-Design, I-Wireless and I-Strategy, plus 10 others reaching a 100,000-plus-subscriber base.

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Harris joins CIS as charter member

Intelligent security software solutions provider, Harris Corp., announces that its network security Stat Operation has become a charter member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS). The CIS unites industry, government and research leaders to establish and update security benchmarks for the Internet. Stat's latest product, Stat Analyzer 2.0 automates the network security assessment process. It analyzes by measuring security levels and applying those findings to evidential reasoning capabilities. Analyzer 2.0 uses multiple scanners in assessing vulnerabilities and consolidates the results into a multidimensional view of the network's security through risk fusion technology called FuzzyFusion. The CIS is a not-for-profit organization serving the global Internet community. Its processes and benchmarks are open and in the public domain.

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