Microsoft Rights Management Coming to Third-Party AppsBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2004-02-25 Email Print
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Software vendors seemingly have been slow to back Microsoft's RMS platform. So security vendor Liquid Machines plans to RMS-enable their apps for them.Microsoft Corp.'s rights management technology is coming to a host of third-party desktop and line-of-business applicationswith or without the blessing of the app vendors themselves.
Microsoft introduced last year its Rights Management Services (RMS) solution, designed to control the digital distribution of documents. Since then, several services and infrastructure firms, such as EDS, Digex, Reciprocal, GigaMedia Access and SyncCast, have announced plans to back Microsoft's platform. But none of the largest independent software vendors (ISVs) has done so.
But who needs ISVs?