GigaTrust, a provider of email security and content protection software products, has entered into a partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software, a provider of product lifecycle management software and services.
GigaTrust joins the Siemens solution partner program as a software and technology partner to provide manufacturing clients within the Siemens PLM Software user community with enterprise Microsoft’s Rights Management Services (RMS), a transparent security system for their intellectual property.
Under the terms of the agreement GigaTrust will extend Microsoft’s RMS to certain Siemens PLM Software applications, enabling organizations to implement increased content security beyond the enterprise, after the content has been delivered and while it’s being used.
This partnership, in which GigaTrust Enterprise Rights Management technologies will be made to interface directly with specific Siemens PLM Software applications, is expected to result in a line of security services available to customers starting in the second quarter of 2009.
Rich Ramsey, vice president of partner and components marketing at Siemens PLM Software, said: Protecting manufacturing companies’ intellectual property is critical to their existence and growth while providing vital competitive differentiation for future innovations. Our partnership with GigaTrust creates a rights management protection solution, available to many of our clients, with the depth and breadth to address these serious issues.