A gaping hole exists in SharePoint security. It isn't the sort of hole one usually thinks about when considering content security, the type that allows unauthorized users to bypass controls and access restricted content. Rather, it’s a hole in the functionality spectrum.
That spectrum is marked by extremes: Out of the box and for no additional cost, SharePoint provides only basic document security options that protect the integrity of the repository but don't effectively address misuse of content through unauthorized distribution. At the other end of the spectrum are add - on security solutions that address some of SharePoint's native security shortcomings, but do so only for a high implementation cost.
What's needed is a third option, in the center: an integrated way to augment SharePoint's native document security easily and effectively, and for a low cost in terms of licensing, infrastructure, implementation, maintenance and user training.
This whitepaper describes an approach to achieving that middle ground by diverting SharePoint 2013 document viewing to a secure browser-based environment with customizable digital rights management (DRM) controls and other additional functionality.