Protecting Data with Information Rights Management

In response to market demands for a system with which companies can protect proprietary and sensitive information, Microsoft has developed an umbrella of technologies called Information Rights Management (IRM). Outlook 2007 incorporates IRM, enabling you to send messages that prevent the recipient from forwarding, copying from, or printing the message. The recipient can view the message, but the features for accomplishing these other tasks are unavailable.


IRM is an extension for the Microsoft Office system applications of Windows Rights Management. For information on using IRM with other Office applications, see 2007 Microsoft Office System Inside Out, from Microsoft Press.

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