GigaTrust. Holy awesome product line, Batman!!!

I recently made a trip out to Washington, D.C. to check out the new products that GigaTrust has been working on. 

For those of you who don't know, anyone that is familiar with RMS knows that GigaTrust provides the best extranet hosting solution out there. They can provide RMS capabilities for a company, without actually making you put RMS in your environment, or even worrying about having to set things up. They are sort of like the scrubbing bubbles cleaner. "They work hard so you don't have toooooo." What I bet alot of you didn't know if that GigaTrust goes *way* beyond just that capability. They have a slew of products that will help solve all of your IP protection needs.

Let's discuss a few that I saw. I couldn't possibly tell you everything they showed me. I was like a kid in a toy store running around trying to play with as many as possible before it was time to go.

The first and most notable addition is their PDF viewer. GT used to have their own proprietary viewer that could open RMS protected content. While there is nothing wrong with this, and it was actually really cool, it is just one more thing to download, which some people don't like. Well now they have actually written their solution to work with the native viewer, so that was pretty cool. They also re-wrote their Outlook solution so that you can now read RMS protected e-mails directly in the Outlook reading pane, instead of in their own viewer. Essentially, they have spent alot of time integrating with the native products for a seemless experience.

They've got a sweet solution for Blackberry, that allows you to send and receive RMS protected content right on your device. They demonstrated this capability to us, and it is flawless. If I had a Blackberry, I would use this solution. I'm of course a Windows Mobile guy, so the only Blackberry I'll be using will be in my cereal. Still very cool.

Ever have lawyers crawling down your back needing to make sure that they can decrypt someones mailbox for e-discovery? GigaTrusts solution is fast and furious. If your in the market for an e-discovery solution check em' out.

Their Enterprise Plus solution is what they are famous for. They do all the work for you, and also give you the ability to send RMS protected content to people that are outside of your organization. The coolest feature I saw on this was the business auditing. You can see who has accessed specific content with a few clicks of the mouse. Super fast, super easy. You can even setup filters for your content that protect content based on what is in it. Let's say you want to protect any content that contains a social security number or credit card number. Well you can do this with their filters. It automagically scans the content, and if something the user enters matches the filter, it automatically classifies and protects the content. Your end-users don't even have to think anymore. Too many features to list. Brilliant work!

Dynamic File folders. Ever wish you could just dump files into a directory on your system and have it automatically protect or unprotect the content? Well their Dynamic File Folders solution will give you that.

The new stuff they showed me, that they are working on for MOSS is fantastic....but for another post.

They have even given their product line a face-lift, and redesigned the UI. Looking good.

The cool thing about GigaTrust is that they are true *solution* providers. In talking with them it seems that there really isn't a problem that they can't solve. Third-party LDAP problem. Third-party file formats you need to RMS problem. They recently acquired Pinion software, who wrote some amazing CAD solutions, and are now re-writing them to work with RMS. This is *huge*. Every automaker, or engineering company in the world will now be able to put persistent protection on their CAD designs, something the engineering world has been in dire need of. Think about what would happen if someone leaked your CAD designs to a competitor? Millions if not billions of dollars potentially lost. If you have a need to protect your CAD designs, you definitely need to give these guys a call.

Amazing solutions. Super nice people. Really smart products, and they will work hard to earn your business. Check them out at or give them a call to see if they have a solution for your specific environment needs.

This trip fueled by:

 Monster Energy

The BIG cans!

Comments (7)

  1. Anonymous says:


    If I tell you a secret, and you tell someone…you are right, there is no defense for that. If I tell you I know a secret, and I don’t tell you what the secret is…you can’t tell anyone.

    RMS is designed to let your ‘trustworthy’ friends know a secret and prevent them from ‘accidentally’ doing something they aren’t supposed to do with it. It prevents people whom you don’t deem trustworthy from accessing the content. It also gives a company good legal footing when a ‘legitimate’ user intentionally bypasses the security mechanisms put in place. There is no defense for a legitimate ‘bad’ user outside of a court room. you really don’t have to be a ‘savvy’ user as you put it…you just have to know how to use a telephone.

    I have been working on a device however, that as soon as you read a protected piece of content, a large hammer comes out of the computer and smashes you in the head until you forget what you read. I think it will be a big seller, but I can’t remember where I left the damn code now…

    This message will self-destruct….in 5…4…3..2..1

  2. Anonymous says:

    Secure Islands –

    Another compmany which gives RMS based comprehnsive solution.

    It provides automatic RMS assingment according to centrelized security policy. RMS assignment can be applied to files, shares, emails and web pages according path, content and many more.

    It also extendes RMS to web pages and pdf documents.  

  3. Anonymous says:

    Have you checked out Seclore’s IRM ( ? I think they do a fantastic job for IRM too. You need to check them out too. I am waiting to see their new improved version. I am sure its going to be worth the wait.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Rob G: What we, GigaTrust, do is prevent the user from viewing protected content while 3rd party applications, such as screen scrappers, are running ….

  5. Anonymous says:

    I do belive RMS software may help contain a lot of the data which companies are looking to protect.

    BUT, any tech savvy user with view priveleges can just take a screenshot and then forward the data  without any digital signature attached.

    These tools will NEVER be able to disable all 3rd party screen capture tools.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I haven’t heard of them. I checked out their website though. Looks like a decent line of products, but….as I always say "If it ain’t using RMS, it’ll never be great!"

    In my best Howard Cosell voice … "The kid had potential.."

  7. Francisco Fernandes says:

    Hi Jason,

    I work in a company in Brazil and we're looking for more information about Gigatrust software, in the server side information but I couldn't find in their website.

    We have some doubts like:

    – Is it possible to have high availability with your solution?

    – In a environment with a large number of hosts, how can we implement your software? Can we create an OS image with Gigatrust client in it?

    The only information I received, even from the Gigatrust staff is about the client and the possibilities.

    Do you know, or can guide me?

    Thanks in Advance,


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