Microsoft Rights Management Coming to Third-Party Apps

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's Rights Management technology is coming to a host of third-party desktop and line-of-business applications — with 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.

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