The importance of balancing security, usability and manageability
By Simon Thorpe on Nov 25, 2009
Security solutions that are poorly designed and difficult to use don't work, if security presents a significant hurdle for user adoption, it simply won't get used and people will just workaround it.
With this in mind, I had an excellent meeting this week with a customer interested in Oracle IRM. Right from the start they commented that whatever information rights management solution they implement, it must be simple and easy for end users and the business to use and deploy. This is exactly the opinion we have when developing Oracle IRM. We've built a solution which gives the customer the ability to balance all three.
Sometimes people spend so much time wanting to understand how our crypto works, how long the keys are, how do we ensure the security of the content when it's decrypted and passed to the rendering application and how good the screen capture functionality is. These are all very important technical issues which we address, yet it is just as important to understand how the powerful classification model, the transparent synchronization of rights, separation of rights from content, ability to search in sealed content, all contribute to an easy to use and effective to manage technology.
Experience this for yourself, just go have a look at the easy to use self service Oracle IRM demonstration.