This one of a series of a messages describing new features in Isode R14.4, scheduled to ship in April 2009. You can see all of the messages on this blog relating to R14.4 by clicking on this link
The Open XML SPIF from xmlspif.org was recently announced. Isode is an originator and strong supporter of this initiative.
To help understand the importance of SPIFs, Isode has also written a short white paper "Why do I need a SPIF and what format should I choose?" which is useful background material to the announcement.
SPIF support and Isode's format independent approach in the Isode product set is described in the White Paper "Isode Security Policy, Security Label and Security Clearance Infrastructure"
In R14.4 we have aligned our XML SPIF support to the xmlspif.org version 1.0 specification, and we plan to track updates to this specification. R14.4 includes samples following xmlspif.org 1.0, or the examples on the xmlspif.org web site can be used.