LockLizard DRM Security Software - Product News
This page contains the latest product release news for our DRM (digital rights management) and copy protection software - Safeguard PDF DRM security, Flashguard SWF DRM security, Protector web content DRM security, and Guardian software copy protection.
DRM Product News 2013
Date: April 3rd 2013
Summary: LockLizard are pleased to announce the arrival of the latest in their line of supported platforms - the iOS operating system - for Safeguard PDF Security Viewer. Unlike other DRM provider's products, the LockLizard Secure iOS Viewer is more secure, saves precious bandwidth, and does not use up valuable server resources. iOS 5.01 and above is supported on both the iPhone and iPad.
DRM Product News 2012
Date: October 25th 2012
Date: August 17th 2012
Summary: Safeguard PDF Security v3 and Enterprise PDF DRM v4 have been updated with many new features including the ability to specify your own SMTP server for the sending of licensing emails, additional ecommerce commands, and the ability to export a list of users/customers with all the documents and publications that they have been granted access to.
Date: May 3rd 2012
Summary: The release of Enterprise PDF DRM version 4 adds many new features to both the PDF protection (Writer) software and the licensing administration system. Features added include grace periods for access rights checking, additional access checking options, restricting registration and document usage to a specific IP addresses or IP address range, license transfer, and welcome messages.
Date: March 1st 2012
Summary: Safeguard PDF Security version 3 is a major new release delivering a significant upgrade to the Safeguard Administration DRM system. This release adds additional functionality to the Secure PDF Writer software, and upgrades the appearance and functionality of the Administration DRM system while adding a number of features previously only available to Enterprise PDF DRM users.
Date: February 28th 2012
Summary: Safeguard Secure PDF Viewer for the Mac has been updated to support the latest upcoming releases of Safeguard PDF Security and Enterprise DRM. Additional functionality has been added such as full screen mode, new page layout options, custom zoom, page rotation, previous and next view, and remembering layout and page options for the next open.
Date: January 30th 2012
Summary: The latest version of the LockLizard Secure PDF Viewer has been released with a new interface, new feature support for upcoming releases of Safeguard PDF Security and Enterprise PDF DRM, Windows 2008 R2 support, Czech language support, automatic registration of license files during installation, and a remember previous settings option.
DRM Product News 2011
Date: January 28th 2011
Summary: The latest versions of the LockLizard PDF DRM Writer and Viewer software (Enterprise PDF DRM security and Safeguard PDF Security) now support all Windows 64 bit Operating Systems including Windows 7 64 bit.
DRM Product News 2010
Date: October 14th 2010
Summary: LockLizard have released the latest version of their PDF DRM software for the enterprise, Enterprise PDF Security. Enterprise has a completely new administration system designed for organizations with a large number of documents and users, and provides document auditing, statistics and reports.
Date: April 26th 2010
Summary: LockLizard anticipate the announcement of beta trials of their emerging Enterprise product, providing PDF DRM security for the larger publisher. In the coming weeks, a major upgrade to the well respected Safeguard PDF Security service will be announced. As an integral part of that process, demonstrations and limited trials of the new Enterprise PDF DRM product will be made available as part of the product acceptance and feedback procedures before formal product launch.
Date: March 22nd 2010
Summary: LockLizard release PowerPoint security software providing copy protection for PowerPoint presentations converted to SWF format. PowerPoint protection features include encryption and DRM controls that protect presentations from copying, modifying, sharing, screen grabbing, printing, saving and unauthorized distribution, all without the use of passwords. Publishers can also expire and revoke PowerPoint presentations at any time.
DRM Product News 2009
Date: November 19th 2009
Summary: For publishers that use their own branding image in the Safeguard Secure PDF Viewer, this can now be hyperlinked, so that when your customers click on your custom logo they are taken to a URL of your choice. In full screen mode, the function code CTRL-P is now supported, so that if printing is allowed, users can print directly when the secure PDF document is displayed in full screen.
Date: November 19th 2009
Summary: On the Safeguard PDF Security Administration System, the monitor email address field has been modified to support more than one email address. Copies of the license file email can therefore now be sent to two or more additional people. On the ecommerce integration side, two new commands have been added to set a customers license count (overwrites existing license count value) and to update a customers license count (increments existing license count value).
Date: September 28th 2009
Summary: Safeguard Secure PDF viewer for the Windows operating system has been updated to support the print current view feature. Users can now zoom in on text and images and print only the portion showing on their screens (e.g. a detailed area of a map). In addition, the Turkish language has been added as an option for menus and error messages.
Date: May 18th 2009
Summary: LockLizard are pleased to announce Flashguard Flash Security, our latest product extending the range and reach of our DRM management systems to shockwave flash (swf) files. Flashguard SWF Security is an unique flash DRM protection product for companies that publish or sell flash files (SWF files) who need to ensure complete protection of their intellectual property. It prevents decompiling of flash files and controls what users can do with the displayed content. The source files (FLA files - multimedia objects, images and scripts that make up an SWF file) are always protected against editing and use.
Date: March 11th 2009
Summary: Safeguard Secure PDF viewer for the Mac has been updated to support document watermarks on view. Image and text view watermarks that have been added to a protected document will now be shown when a DRM protected PDF document is viewed.
Date: January 12th 2009
Summary: With this latest release, users can enjoy even greater protection, power, security and flexibility. In addition, the overall system has been improved to handle viewing of content over the web, rather than simply for distribution on CD. A new GUI, new content expiry options, additional DRM controls, and new administration features are just some of the facilities added to provide unbeaten elearning security, intranet, extranet and web portal protection.
DRM Product News 2008
Date: December 11th 2008
Summary: Safeguard Secure PDF DRM viewer has been updated to support the following languages - French, German, Spanish, Chinese and Dutch, in addition to the existing Russian and English languages.
Date: November 5th 2008
Summary: LockLizard are pleased to annouce two new additions to their secure PDF DRM Viewer. The first is the introduction of an International Viewer for secure PDF documents. The second is the provision of MSI installation for corporate Windows customers.
Date: October 2nd 2008
Summary: For an additional fee, publishers can substitute their own branding/logo in place of the LockLizard logo currently displayed in the top right hand corner of the Secure PDF Viewer toolbar. Safeguard Viewer Publisher own branding is a valuable and flexible approach to helping publishers present their overall electronic image in the same way as their print image.
Date: July 31st 2008
Summary: LockLizard have introduced the automatic naming of license files using the user name (or whatever identifier the publisher has chosen to provide a unique link). This means that users can easily identify if a license is for their use or not (important if licenses are being distributed for internal use, and you may not get the rights you should if you implement the wrong license). It also means that publishers can quickly identify a license file if it needs to be re-issued (maybe it was accidentally deleted, has been lost, or maybe there is a policy to delete them after use as a security measure).
Date: July 11th 2008
Summary: Safeguard PDF Security now supports multiple installation languages. Future versions of our PDF DRM software will support fully translated dialogs, menus, and messages.
In addition, Safeguard Secure PDF viewer now displays additional document information for protected PDF documents - publishers and customers can see at a glance what protection controls have been applied to a secure PDF file.
Date: June 13th 2008
Summary: LockLizard announce two new features for document security and usability. A new document expiry option where publishers can set the number of days before expiry from a user first opening a document, and a new viewer bookmarking feature that enables documents to be opened at the last page viewed.
Date: May 7th 2008
Summary: Safeguard PDF Security for the Mac has been totally redeveloped in order to support large file sizes (200MB), and to provide better functionality and PDF rendering for publishers and their customers alike.
Date: March 17th 2008
Summary: Safeguard PDF DRM Security now enables publishers to set the initial document display settings and enforce those settings (optional) to maintain an in-house style or to ensure the document is viewed how the publisher would like it to be (i.e. full screen at 120%, single page mode). In addition, separate image and text can now be specified for print and view watermarks.
Date: January 16th 2008
Summary: Safeguard PDF security has been updated with a new DRM revocation feature. Publishers can specify how many times they want their secure PDF documents printed, and once that limit is reached documents can no longer be accessed.
The GUI has also been redesigned with separate print and view watermarking tabs, and publishers now have the ability to turn off automatic updates in the PDF DRM Writer application.
DRM Product News 2007
Date: December 12th 2007
Summary: LockLizard have significantly improved document watermarking options available in Safeguard PDF Security. Publishers can now specify the actual position of image and text watermarks, can choose to apply a different text and/or image watermark to documents being viewed as against being printed, and can adjust the opacity of text. Watermarks can be applied on top of or behind PDF content and can be prevented from displaying on the first page of a document.
Date: October 15th 2007
Summary: LockLizard have released further improvements to their Safeguard PDF DRM security product. New facilities include an improved administration system with data export options, a document search facility, and the ability to determine how many records are displayed per page. Safeguard PDF DRM Writer has been updated to disallow use of the Secure PDF Viewer in Mac OS environments, and additional document watermarking features have been added.
Date: July 5th 2007
Summary: With the release of Safeguard PDF security version 2.6, LockLizard is the first DRM company to provide enhanced technical controls to resist all current PC based screen grabbers, stopping one of the commonest methods of IPR theft in its tracks.
Date: July 2nd 2007
Summary: Safeguard PDF security version 2.6, introduces a new tabbed GUI, change account password function, offline publications and enhanced screen grabber protection. New server administration functions include the ability to change the number of prints and views after a secure PDF document has been published.
Date: June 6th 2007
Summary: Safeguard PDF security Command Line Utility allows the automation of actions that would otherwise have had to be carried out manually whilst protecting documents through the Writer GUI. Commands can be run from the DOS prompt or a batch file without the need for manual input. All the options available through the Safeguard Writer GUI can be accessed through the command line utility.
Date: March 27th 2007
Summary: Safeguard PDF security version 2.5 has been updated with the following features and DRM controls: limiting the number of times a document may be used, upgraded watermarking features - including the placement of text and dynamic system variables (date/time, username, email address, etc.), preventing use in terminal server environments, allowing screen capture applications (for test purposes), separate Mac and Windows OS printing rights, keystore remover and update checker.
DRM Product News 2006
Date: November 1st 2006
Summary: Safeguard PDF security version 2.5 has significant improvements over version 2 including watermarking, the support of 200MB files, additional DRM security features and the use of a self-contained environment. Ensuring complete PDF security with digital rights management controls has never been easier.
Date: August 8th 2006
Summary: LockLizard’ s information security education center brings together news, views, white papers, blog, regulation and technology on digital rights management (DRM), IPR, PDF security, copy protection, ebook and web security, and copyright.
Date: June 15th 2006
Summary: LockLizard drags web, intranet and extranet security out of the dark ages and into the 21st century. Protector web content security, ensures your web based content (HTML, images) cannot be distributed to unauthorized users and controls what authorized users can do with them without using passwords.
Date: June 15th 2006
Summary: Protector web content security is unique in delivering DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology to the elearning marketplace with US Government strength encryption to protect course content. It is the first DRM enforcing product specifically focused at protecting an elearning company's revenue streams.
Date: April 1st 2006
Summary: Lizard Stingray is a DRM control product with a stunning difference - literally. Unauthorized users do indeed have a shock in store!
DRM Product News 2005
Date: March 2005
Summary: Protector Web Content Security, the latest addition to the LockLizard family of DRM protection products, is now available in beta form. Protector Web Content Security was made specifically for publishers that produce e-learning courses, e-books, manuals, or web sites (including Intranets and Extranets) where a higher degree of control is required over simple password protection. It uses DRM controls to enforce use and distribution of web content.
Date: November 2005
Summary: Safeguard PDF DRM Security now supports Windows 2003 Server or above for own server hosting. Publishers now have the choice of either deploying Safeguard PDF DRM on a Linux or Windows server when they purchase an own server hosting package.
Date: October 2005
Summary: Due to customer demand Safeguard PDF DRM Security now supports Apple Mac computers running OS X 10.2 or above. Any PDF document protected using the Safeguard Windows PDF DRM Writer software can now be read by Apple Mac computers.
Date: September 2005
Summary: Safeguard PDF DRM Security now has HTTPS support for client / server communications and silent install for corporate remote installation.
Date: April 2005
Summary: With functionality only seen in competitor products starting at $25,000, Safeguard PDF security costs from only $2495 for a fully hosted solution. Safeguard PDF DRM Security uses US Government strength AES 256 bit encryption and DRM controls.
Date: February 2005
Summary: Safeguard PDF DRM Security just got even better. Built around customer requests it now supports multiple encryption keys, instant user revocation, simpler registration, enhanced print and screen controls and a totally new management system.
DRM Product News 2004
Date: May 2004
Summary: Safeguard PDF Security, LockLizard's first DRM product ensures your PDF files cannot be distributed to unauthorized users and controls what authorized users can do with them.
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