Check Point buys into enterprise rights management

The purchase of Liquid Machines will help expand Check Point's data security life cycle strategy

Check Point Software is expanding its security portfolio to include enterprise rights management with the purchase of Liquid Machines.

The addition will help flesh out Check Point's data-security life-cycle strategy that takes it beyond its perimeter security roots to focus more on securing data over its lifespan based on its importance.

This includes data loss prevention, encryption of data at rest and now protection of sensitive data from theft, alteration and other misuse.

New Check Point products based on Liquid Machines technology will launch next year, the company says. Check Point would not say how much it paid for Liquid Machines, but that the companies had government approval for the transaction, which it expected to go through immediately.

Liquid Machines digital rights controls are based on Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (RMS) in Windows Server.

The company has built alliances with other security vendors such as McAfee and Symantec to support their data-loss-prevention products.

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