Open Text Corporation announced the latest release of Artesia for Digital Asset Management (DAM), version 6.0, which provides new security features built on a service oriented architecture. The new version ships this month, and addresses such enterprise needs as enabling companies to administer a scalable, flexible, and sophisticated security model across an entire company, not just within a few departments. The Artesia for DAM 6.0 release also delivers new digital asset management services in a J2EE-based Service Oriented Architecture. Artesia for DAM 6.0 marks a major new release of the solution following the acquisition of Artesia Technologies by Open Text a few months ago. The Artesia for DAM 6.0 Policy-Based Security feature offers customers a flexible, decentralized security model, which allows administrators to manage security policies and user groups throughout an entire company. Artesia for DAM 6.0 begins the evolution to Open Text’s recently announced Livelink ECM Services Architecture, a J2EE-based Service Oriented Architecture on which all Open Text products will be built. This Artesia release provides asset, metadata, search, user, and security services that leverage J2EE’s messaging and clustering capabilities. Artesia for DAM 6.0 offers Dynamic Enterprise Metadata. With this feature, Artesia dynamically retrieves asset metadata from an external data repository such as SAP, Siebel, or any other custom data application based on the identity of the user.