Document solutions company Fuji Xerox Singapore has announced a strategic partnership with Seclore to offer the Seclore FileSecure information rights management solution (IRM) integrated to Fuji Xerox’s multifunction devices (MFDs), Docushare Content Management Solution and Mobile Document Connector. Designed to integrate seamlessly with these systems, the software signifies a new approach to information security, where security and protection centres on the actual information, rather than on technologies that secure hardware, such as disk encryption technology, anti-virus system or network firewalls.
This partnership addresses the latest developments in security technologies and the trend towards IRM technologies. Initiatives by enterprises to equip workers with mobile devices such as iPads have posed a threat on data security and point towards the need for a more data centric view of information security. In addition, the higher adoption of cloud-based infrastructure and applications are diluting the protection offered by traditional security systems. Compliance frameworks from ISO, HIPPA, GLBA and PCI have at the same time put increasingly tighter controls on the usage of data. Previously considered as applications within a stack of applications, IRM solutions like the Seclore FileSecure are now designed to be part of the IT infrastructure in order to provide more advanced and comprehensive protection for enterprises.
Mr Willie Lim, Go Green Evangelist and Senior Technology & Solutions Manager, Fuji Xerox Singapore, said, “Many of our customers have shared with us the difficulties they face when it comes to protecting their data, and the increasing trend of their staff accessing confidential company information through their mobile devices and cloud-based repositories. This partnership with Seclore allows us to offer total information security solution. The integration with Fuji Xerox MFDs will enable our users to automatically protect scanned images immediately after it is scanned. For example, a credit card application form will automatically be protected once the form is scanned and converted to PDF. This all-rounded security mechanism with our centralized content repositories like DocuShare provides our customers with a unique solution driven approach to information rights management.”
With this partnership, Fuji Xerox can now provide a complete information security solution. Together with Seclore FileSecure, enterprises can now protect both paper and digital documents. This is through Fuji Xerox solutions such as Copy Protection, which is responsible for the duplication of hardcopy documents, and ApeosWare Image Log Software, which monitors and tracks any document once it is copied, printed, faxed or scanned.
Designed to be integration friendly, Seclore FileSecure allows enterprises to embed rights management easily within existing IT infrastructures as a standalone IRM solution, or integrated into existing applications. It enables enterprises to persistently control and monitor information in the form of documents, email, designs and images. Rather than focusing on perimeter control technologies such as disk encryption or network firewalls, which can affect the flow of information by collaboration solutions such as DocuShare, Seclore FileSecure presents a new approach to IRM by focusing on securing the information itself so that it can flow anywhere within or outside or the traditional perimeter. This is done while still ensuring security and privacy, by attaching precise rules to the information and controlling the use and distribution of the information. These controls are persistent and travel with the information as it moves within and outside of organisation boundaries.
Mr Rahul Kopikar, Co-Founder and Head of Business Development, Seclore Technology, said, “We are very happy to enter into this security partnership with Fuji Xerox, the well- recognised market leader in content management systems. We are confident that customers will find FileSecure to be an advanced IRM solution that meets their MFD and mobile needs.”