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Major sources of risk and data loss continue to come from organizations’ employees, yet enterprises are not doing enough to protect their content from unauthorized actions.


  • Organizations cannot rely solely on access rights and permissions to protect content.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the benefits of content security in a variety of business scenarios.
  • Assesses how information rights management, file sync and share, and encryption can help to protect content.

Key questions answered

  • How can content be secured in an era of BYOD?
  • What does a holistic approach to content security look like?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Protecting content creates challenges for organizations

  • Dynamics of the work environment have changed, but the need to manage content security has not
  • Content increasingly needs to be retained and protected for many years
  • Email also needs to be protected

Organizations cannot rely solely on access rights and permissions to protect content

  • Information rights management is an important factor in protecting information
  • Organizations need to consider the full lifecycle, and life span, of information
  • Organizations need to better manage the use of file sync and share
  • Protecting email is still a challenge for organizations
  • A combination of policies and encryption technology is needed to protect sensitive emails
  • Securing data being sent to and from mobile devices needs special consideration

Securing content on mobile devices poses a major risk

  • A holistic approach is required for content security on mobile devices
  • Employees in the field need to use mobile devices
  • Consumers are also becoming increasingly mobile


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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