|Alchemedia Technologies, Inc., a provider of enterprise digital rights
management software, has announced the release of Mirage Enterprise 3.1.
Building on Mirage's ability to control the copying, editing, screen capturing,
and forwarding of information, Mirage Enterprise 3.1 now also enables controlled
and audited printing of documents to authorized printers and the revocation
of documents when a pre-defined expiration date has passed.
The release of Mirage Enterprise 3.1 further provides for protection
of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel documents, in addition to the previously
protected formats (JPEG and GIF images, Adobe PDF, and HTML). Mirage helps
companies controltheir intellectual property by allowing trusted users
to view critical business information unimpeded while preventing the unauthorized
redistribution and copying of documents.
According to the announcement, digital documents are easy to copy but
the copies are hard to control. With 90 percent of information theft committed
by insiders, companies need a solution to ensure that electronic documents
and printed copies of these documents are controlled. In addition, government,
industry, and company regulations demand that mechanisms be put into place
to make sure that information is both tamper-proof and current.
Mirage ensures data confidentiality by protecting proprietary information
from theft and misuse and secures data currency by preventing out-of-date
information from being circulated. It provides these services through the
The Mirage system consists of two components: The Mirage Server, which
intercepts requests for documents and encrypts them before they are served,
and The Mirage Client, which enables a protected document to be decrypted
and then securely displayed while at the same time preventing its unauthorized
copying, saving, printing, e-mailing, and screen capturing.
Enabling secure (and audited) printing of a protected document or preventing
Optionally watermarking printed documents with an expiration date and/or
the details of the person initiating the print
Preventing unauthorized document duplication
Rendering documents unreadable when a pre-defined expiration date has passed
Source: Alchemedia Technologies, Inc., Grapevine, TX, 817/442-8552;