Liquid Machines Document Control
Strengths: Granular amount of document control and management.
Weaknesses: Can be expensive for smaller environments.
Verdict: A top-rated product that is just a bit pricey for smaller installations.
SummaryLiquid Machines Document Control provides a vast range of document protection across several applications, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio and Adobe Acrobat. This product allows for core rights to be set and managed for both content and policy. Based on the assigned rights, users can be allowed or prohibited from performing several functions, including opening, reading, writing, saving, save as commands, cutting, copying, pasting, printing, and print screen functions - even between different applications. This provides a high level of controllability across the enterprise.
We found this tool easy to use right out of the box. Installation of all components is guided by setup wizards and intuitive configuration screens. Once the environment prerequisites have been met, the actual installation takes just a few minutes. From an administration standpoint, this product is quite simple to manage, and creating policies is a simple and intuitive process. Clients are easily deployed and integrate directly into users' applications, so document control and protection is also an effortless process.
Document Control provides a high amount of fl exibility across several applications and fi le formats and can be easily integrated into the already existing environment - like most others in this category - but it also has an extra feature which provides a better amount of control. The addition of the FileShare Gateway provides the ability to assign policies to a fileshare on the network.
Documentation includes an administration guide, which covers installation and configuration of both the server and client applications, and the FileShare Gateway administration guide, which covers all the necessary information solely on the gateway app. Both guides are well organized.
Liquid Machines software assurance includes maintenance and support services included with the purchase price. Additionally, Liquid Machines Professional Services provides a wide range of offerings, including business requirements analysis, deployment planning, deployment, system integration and training.
With prices starting around $35,000 to get up and running for 50 users, this product may seem quite pricey. However, we rate this product a good value because of its vast amount of capability and easy administration.