Adobe Buys Navisware DRM Line
Adobe Systems Inc. last week acquired the digital rights management business of Navisware.Adobe Systems Inc. last week acquired the digital rights management business of Navisware. The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, allows Adobe to jump into the burgeoning DRM sector and deploy its own technology for protecting documents created with Microsoft Corp.s Office software. Naviswares FileLine DRM products are designed to provide security and version control for CAD, Office and other file types.
Adobe, of San Jose, Calif., plans to integrate the FileLine technology into its LiveCycle Policy Server, which provides document security and other controls for Adobe PDFs. FileLine DRM comprises a client and server, which communicate through an encrypted channel. The system can enforce predetermined security policies on a variety of documents and encrypts individual files for added protection.