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Kiteworks launches new DRM technology for secure file sharing
Mon, 19th Feb 2024

Data privacy and compliance company Kiteworks has unveiled a next-generation Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology named 'SafeEDIT'. This novel technology aims to radically change how organisations circulate and share sensitive content. Its characteristic feature is video streaming for file sharing with third parties, allowing external collaborators to engage with files via a secure, streamed interface. Crucially, the original data stays within the client's controlled perimeter, ensuring enhanced information security.

SafeEDIT is a significant stride in secure digital collaboration, catering to the evolving needs of a world that increasingly depends on digital assets. This technology breaks with the mould of traditional DRM systems by allowing native editing of various file types to accommodate a broad spectrum of business requirements. The video streaming for file sharing feature permits external collaborators to view and interact with files securely while the data remains firmly within the clients' controlled perimeter. This singular approach ensures that sensitive information never leaves a customer's controlled environment, reducing the risk of unauthorised access and possible data breaches effectively.

Yaron Galant, Chief Product Officer at Kiteworks, stated, "With SafeEDIT, we are not just enhancing DRM but reinventing it. Our focus is on empowering businesses with a tool that balances the need for rigorous security with the flexibility of modern workflows. This technology is a game-changer for organisations handling sensitive data, offering them a way to collaborate securely without the fear of compromising their digital assets."

The launch of SafeEDIT underscores Kiteworks' commitment to leading innovative cybersecurity solutions. As businesses persist in cutting through the complexities of digital collaboration, SafeEDIT stands out as a beacon of security, efficiency, and adaptability.

SafeEDIT forms part of Kiteworks’ strategy of supplying data privacy and compliance for sensitive content communication through its Private Content Network. The network helps to orchestrate customers' sensitive content, providing governance, compliance, and protection. It unifies, tracks, controls, and secures sensitive content within, into, and out of customer organisations, significantly advancing risk management and regulatory compliance for sensitive content communications.