Review: Avoco Secure secure2Trust

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Review: Avoco Secure secure2Trust

Avoco secure2trust provides many great features for document rights management across the enterprise.

Avoco secure2trust provides many great features for document rights management across the enterprise.

This product can protect Microsoft Office documents and Adobe PDF files from actions such as copy­ing, printing, printing to a file, editing, saving, and being opened in a virtual machine or remote desktop ses­sion.

Administrators can also set time restrictions for when a file can be opened or accessed. Addi­tional functionality is brought to this product with the secure2mail plugin for Microsoft Outlook. This plugin can be used to assign the same types of control to email.

We found this tool to be quite easy to use. Installation is com­prised of basically three parts: First, a web server must be cre­ated and configured to host the manger component. Second, the Manager component is installed and configured. Lastly, the clients are deployed.

The installation process is easy and intuitive, and clients can be deployed using a group policy via Active Directory. From the client side, this product is also simple and intuitive to use. A drop down menu is created in the appropriate applications, so users can seamlessly protect documents and email.

From a performance standpoint, this is a solid product. Both com­ponents plug into the environment using the already existing Active Directory structure, so there is no need to configure separate users and groups for policy.

Also, since the product integrates directly into user applications, it is easy for users to protect a document, which makes the product effective and effortless to users.

Several PDF guides are pro­vided for documentation. These guides are all well organised and segmented in an intuitive way, rather than being one 1,000-page manual. All the guides include easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and many screen shots for further illustration of installa­tion and configuration tasks.

Avoco offers both phone and email support, as well as an online support ticketing system. There are also a few nice resources avail­able on the website.

With prices starting at US$370 per user, this product is an excellent value for the money. Avoco's tool provides a high amount of docu­ment protection and granularity with simple administration for a fairly low price.

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For: Plugs right into the existing environment for easy administration and seamless integration to users. Against: None that we found. Verdict: A solid product priced right. We rate secure2trust our Best Buy

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