April 18, 2006 – SealedMedia Inc., Enterprise Digital Rights Management (E-DRM) market leader, today introduced SealedMedia Express, a suite of software modules that enable organizations and executives to quickly address specific business applications that can be most efficiently handled electronically yet require strict information control, at all times, regardless of where the information is sent.
The company simultaneously launched the first Express solution, called SealedMedia Express for M&A. A simple “quick start” solution for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), it allows secure and private information sharing among executives of different companies, board members, attorneys and financiers, delivering full control over email and digital documents (in the widest range of formats) during the M&A process.
SealedMedia Express for M&A arrives at a critical time for the rapidly consolidating business marketplace. During the first two months of 2006, 4,037 deals worth $473 billion were announced in the U.S., up roughly $100 billion for the comparable period in 2005, according to Thomson Financial. Many of those mergers involve complex compliance issues, such as Sarbanes-Oxley and adhering to SEC regulations.
“Today’s compliance mandates have forced organizations to rethink how they communicate internally and with partners,” said George Everhart, CEO, SealedMedia. “Safeguarding executive communications during the merger and acquisition process is a critical requirement. SealedMedia Express for M&A provides the perfect platform for ensuring only approved executives can access M&A-related materials.”
“This is the year of the merger,” said Ed Golod, president of Revenue Accelerators Inc., a consulting firm that assists businesses with sales growth issues. “SealedMedia Express for M&A gives executives peace of mind and the digital privacy they need to conduct M&A transactions in a secure manner.”
SealedMedia Express for M&A also benefits organizations after a merger or acquisition is completed. The software integrates with secure collaboration suites to extend security and control as documents are downloaded from servers and data repositories to potentially hundreds or thousands of desktops, laptops and mobile computing devices. Even IT managers can’t see sensitive content within the SealedMedia Express for M&A environment.
SealedMedia Express for M&A works in any networked IT environment and can typically be deployed in less than an hour. For purchase and price information, visit www.sealedmedia.com.