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SECUDE Closes Another Security Gap in Global IT Environments in Response to the Evolution of Microsoft Rights Management Services

Capitalizing on radical changes to 2013 Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), SECUDE establishes its pioneering "Middleware" approach between SAP and Microsoft environments.

    ALPHARETTA, GA, April 26, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- SECUDE, an innovative data security provider, announces the upcoming release of SecureDocument, a data protection solution that is designed to bridge the gap between SAP security and the rest of the corporate IT landscape by using SECUDE's innovative "Middleware" approach. SecureDocument uses Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) to automatically apply Information Rights Management (IRM) protection to data downloaded from SAP. Key changes implemented to 2013 Microsoft AD RMS pushed SECUDE to create a solution that goes beyond the traditional security boundaries and uses existing authorization models to provide continuous protection for files, of any type or extension, coming out of SAP.

"We are seeing an increased demand from our customers for security solutions that go beyond the traditional perimeter," said Dr. Heiner Kromer, SECUDE's CEO. "The traditional perimeter and its boundaries are quickly eroding. They don't provide companies with comprehensive protection any longer, leaving gaps in their security. Industry trends, such as the rise of mobile computing, dispersed data storage, and increased collaboration between business partners, dictate the need for continuous information protection. Today, continuous data protection of data-at-rest and data-in-use is the new boundary that companies will have to deploy to remain secure."

Microsoft AD RMS, an information protection technology that safeguards sensitive data from unauthorized access, is undergoing key changes in 2013. It uses permissions and authorization to help prevent sensitive information from being printed, forwarded, or copied by unauthorized people. In its previous versions, the technology had certain limitations that restrained its full potential and widespread deployment in the business world. Now, information protection is supported on all main platforms, including Windows, iOS, Mac, Android, open source SDK for websites, Linux, and others. All file types are protected, from Microsoft Office and PDF files to images and text files. Most importantly, customers are able to collaborate and share securely across all boundaries within their own company as well as with their partners.

SecureDocument intercepts data downloads from SAP to the end-user's computer by leveraging AD RMS, thus protecting data even before it has left the secure boundaries of SAP. Downloaded data such as financial figures, HR data, customer and sales information is just as sensitive as the data in SAP systems, but chances are, it resides on users' computers, shared via e-mail, or carried around on USB sticks, without any protection at all. SecureDocument acts as a "Middleware" between SAP and the rest of IT landscape by using Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services to automatically encrypt data downloaded from SAP.

"Layered over Microsoft AD RMS, SecureDocument presents an extraordinary solution," said Michael Kummer, President of SECUDE Americas. "At SECUDE, we are always a step ahead of the game, creating solutions that are at the forefront of the latest trends. The new technology will allow SECUDE to deliver solutions to customers that push the traditional boundaries and provide continuous protection of information in a flexible way."

SECUDE is an innovative global provider of IT data protection solutions. The company's state-of-the-art security solutions represent a holistic approach to security. SECUDE's strategy is aimed at identifying and closing the security gaps that exist in today's corporate IT environments. SECUDE's user-friendly solutions protect the integrity of data and prevent intellectual property theft and data breaches, all while enforcing regulatory compliance. Since 2011, SECUDE has been part of the SAP PartnerEdge Value Added Reseller program and an SAP distribution partner in Germany, Switzerland and the USA. As an SAP Value Added Reseller (VAR), SECUDE sells licenses, consulting and implementation services for the SAP NetWeaver Single Sign-On solutions in addition to its own product portfolio. SECUDE is trusted by a large number of Fortune 500 companies, including many DAX companies. With offices in Europe, North America and Asia, SECUDE embraces global IT security. For more information, please visit

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