Watchful garners “Strong Positive” and “Strong Potential” ratings in esteemed analyst report
Medford, NJ, July 28, 2015 – Watchful Software, a leading provider of data-centric information security solutions, today announced that it has been rated as a “Technology Leader” with a “Strong Positive” rating for usability by KuppingerCole, a leading global analyst company headquartered in Germany, in its recently released Leadership Compass Report on Secure Information Sharing (SIS). The “Technology Leader” designation went to vendors that displayed “technologies which are strong regarding their existing functionality and which show a good degree of innovation” according to the report.
The KuppingerCole Leadership Compass Report on SIS provides an in-depth analysis of the security vendor market. It examines several information security vendors, and Watchful was noted for its mobile device support with coverage of Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows and its comprehensive data sharing based on Microsoft Rights Management. In addition to listing Watchful Software as a “Technology Leader,” and its usability with a “Strong Positive” rating, the highest offered, the study also recognized Watchful as a “Strong Potential” in the Market/Product Matrix, and as one of the “Hidden Gems” in the Innovation/Market Matrix.
“Watchful Software’s RightsWATCH has been developed with the end-user in mind. Most users want to email documents or put them in shared storage; the RightsWATCH rights management solution observes end-user permissions on documents regardless of the way in which they are shared. Most project teams want to be able to classify documents themselves and RightsWATCH lets them do that; but the Company wants their project documents protected automatically and RightsWATCH does that as well,” said Graham Williamson, Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole. “Watchful provides an easy-to-use solution that supports secure sharing of common document types in a way that most end-users want to work.”
“We are delighted that Watchful is ranked among the technology leaders, and that our industry-leading usability has been called out in KuppingerCole’s latest Leadership Compass report on SIS. This endorsement stems from our singular focus on security technology innovation and the benefit this brings our customers,” said Charles Foley, CEO, Watchful Software. “Today’s thought leaders agree that true data security can only be found in securing the data itself, versus trying to ‘fence off’ networks or devices. One of our key differentiators is for RightsWATCH to automatically classify and protect virtually any file format based on content, context or policy rules, and the findings in this KuppingerCole’s report overwhelmingly validate that.”