Adobe DRM Software: Choosing the Right PDF Data Security Products
Adobe DRM Software Products for PDF Data Security
If your company is in the process of purchasing Adobe DRM software, asking the right questions will help you to evaluate the quality of the Adobe DRM product you are reviewing.
Here are some things you should know, and questions to ask, when selecting Adobe DRM software.
- Be sure your Adobe DRM software provider has a background in data and content security. Ask to see security credentials. Some Adobe DRM software is affiliate software rebranded as a company’s own product. Know where your Adobe DRM software comes from. At Locklizard, our DRM professionals have over 40 years of experience producing PDF data security products.
- Adobe DRM programs that use or allow plug-ins are not secure because anyone can load their own plug-ins into Adobe Acrobat that bypass security controls. If your Adobe DRM software uses or allows plug-ins, then be aware that they are a security hole waiting to be exploited.
- Is the Adobe DRM program you are considering a zero footprint solution? If so, you should know that it provides nothing more than password protection and can be easily broken by freely available PDF password removers. The question you should ask yourself is why should I pay extra for an Adobe DRM program that provides no additional protection beyond what is available for free.
- Make sure your Adobe DRM software can tell the difference between a real printer and a fake. There are printer drivers out there that can export your document to unprotected files or PDFs. Be sure that your Adobe DRM software stop printing to file drivers, so that your document security is not compromised.
- Any Adobe DRM software that you choose should be simple and easy to use. All of the methods your Adobe DRM software uses for security should be transparent. If the Adobe DRM software you are considering needs additional programming or IT support then you might want to look elsewhere.
These are just a sample of the types of questions you should be raising when researching Adobe DRM software. However, there are more. Take a look at 10 things you wished you had known about PDF DRM, or call us at (800) 707-4492.
You can also download a free 15 day trial of our Adobe DRM software from DRM Download. Choose the right PDF data security for your needs.