DRM Product News 2017
Safeguard 4 and Enterprise 5 – new update (Build 171) released
Date: January 6th 2017
Summary: Build 171 provides Publishers with email tracking, sub-administrators, new statistics and more
New Admin System releases of Safeguard PDF Security version 4 and Enterprise PDF DRM version 5 are now available. These updates have some fantastic new features including:
- New email delivery system with tracking and statistics
- Controllable email rollout
- Country and IP restriction with auto detection (Enterprise only)
- Sub administrators – manage multiple administrator access to the system (Enterprise only)
- New statistics and user information
- New filters and search tools
- Statistics on most accessed/viewed/printed documents (Enterprise only)
New ecommerce commands have also been added enabling publishers to resend license files, restrict IP and country access and enable/disable simultaneous Web Viewer logins.
For a full list of new features in build 171 see Safeguard Admin System updates.
For a complete list of Safeguard version 4 and Enterprise version 5 features see Safeguard Admin System.
Locklizard recognized as Document DRM Security leader 2016
Locklizard have won a series of awards acknowledging us as the industry leader for Document DRM Security
Date: December 15th 2016
Summary: Awards for Safeguard PDF Security, Enterprise PDF DRM, and outstanding customer service.
We are delighted to have received several Industry Awards reflecting our innovative work for document protection and customer satisfaction, including:
- The Most Outstanding Digital Rights Management Software company in 2016: awarded by Acquisition International – The Voice of Corporate Finance
- The Best Digital Rights Management Software Company: TMT News 2016 Technology Awards
- A CyberSecurity Leader of 2016: Cyber Defence Magazine
- The winner of Best DRM Security Company: Wealth & Finance International’s UK Corporate Excellence Awards 2016
- A Top 20 Homeland Security Solution Provider: CIO Outlook – an annual listing of companies that are at the forefront of providing homeland security solutions and impacting the marketplace
- Best in Digital Rights Management Security: Softech International
Obviously we are very pleased to see our work and professionalism recognized in the global analyst forums as well as by our customers, and would like to thank everyone who nominated us.
DRM Product News 2016
Updated admin system coming soon for Safeguard 4 and Enterprise 5
Date: November 16th 2016
Summary: New email delivery system with tracking, enhanced reporting capabilities, and sub-administrators.
Upcoming new Admin System releases of Safeguard PDF Security and Enterprise PDF DRM will provide Publishers with a completely new license file email delivery and tracking system, greater flexibility and search facilities, additional user and system information, logging and various system changes.
Safeguard Enterprise has been further enhanced to support sub-administrator accounts with separate publisher admin logins, Geolocation at the customer level, automatic IP and country detection, statistics on most accessed/viewed/printed documents, and additional filtering capabilities and batch options.
For a full list of new features see Safeguard Admin System updates.
Safeguard PDF Security v4 and Enterprise PDF DRM v5 released
Date: July 29th 2016
Summary: New releases of Safeguard PDF Security and Enterprise PDF DRM have been introduced. A major overhaul of the administration systems provides Publishers with updated, simpler to use systems delivering new functionality and supporting additional logging capabilities.
For a full list of new features see Safeguard 4 & Enterprise 5 release.
Safeguard Android Viewer updated with fixes & speed improvement
Date: June 22nd 2016
Summary: Safeguard’s Secure PDF Viewer for Android devices has been updated to fix Watermarks appearing overly large on some low DPI devices, some general bug fixes for crashes, and overall speed improvement.
New admin system coming soon for Safeguard 4 and Enterprise 5
Date: June 16th 2016
Summary: Safeguard v4 and Enterprise v5 will be launching soon with a new simple to use interface and extra features.
The release will happen in stages – first the updated administration interface with some new features (such as blocking or allowing users by country – Enterprise only), additional statistics on user activity (such as devices used), account information, and a log of Web Viewer user activity. Additional updates will add new features such as separate admin logins, ability to tag documents, user groups, email alerts and additional filters and reports.
DRM Product News 2015
Safeguard Android Viewer updated to support 64 bit devices
Date: November 4th 2015
Summary: Safeguard’s Secure PDF Viewer for Android devices has been updated to support the latest Android OS – v6 Marshmallow, and 64 bit devices. Version 1.05 can be downloaded directly from the Google Play store.
Safeguard Web Publisher updated and Secure Web Viewer v1.07 released
Date: September 4th 2015
Summary: Safeguard Web Publisher and Web Viewer has been updated with loads of new features for both publishers and users.
For publishers, the document size has been increased to 30MB, Tags added for simpler categorization and searching, the ability to change how the document list will appear for users, support for own branding (your own logo), improved watermarks with the ability to overwrite existing watermarks using Web Publisher, and the option to allow users multiple simultaneous logins with the same user account.
For users, there is improved printing in IE, support for Microsoft Edge browser, the ability to add documents to a Favourites group, and gravatar support.
There have also been various bug fixes and additional ecommerce commands added. For a full list of new features see Web Publisher & Web Viewer 1.07 release.
Safeguard Secure PDF Web Viewer supports printing
Date: May 11th 2015
Summary: Safeguard Secure Web Viewer has been updated to support document printing across all browsers. Printing can either be allowed or disallowed.
Safeguard Secure Web Viewer supports dynamic watermarks
Date: April 20th 2015
Summary: Safeguard Secure Web Viewer has been updated to support document watermarking with dynamic watermarks. The same watermark is used on print and view.
Safeguard Secure PDF Web Viewer – own server version released
Date: February 24th 2015
Summary: Safeguard Secure Web Viewer is now available for publishers to install on their own servers (rather than being hosted by Locklizard).
Safeguard PDF Security supports additional ecommerce commands for the Web Viewer
Date: February 6th 2015
Summary: Safeguard & Enterprise PDF Security now support ecommerce commands to enable or revoke secure Web Viewer access, change Web Viewer login details remotely, and get the Web Viewer status of user accounts.
DRM Product News 2014
Safeguard supports Web Viewer and improved document optimization
Date: December 15th 2014
Summary: Locklizard has released their Web Publisher software for Safeguard PDF Security. Safeguard Writer now also includes new PDF document optimization options for faster document processing and displaying of PDC files across our range of secure PDF Viewers.
Secure Web Publisher available for purchase
Date: October 29th 2014
Summary: Locklizard has released their Web Publisher software for Safeguard Enterprise PDF DRM.
Safeguard Web Publisher enables document publishers to publish DRM protected PDF files to a cloud server for use with the browser based Web Viewer (a zero installation Viewer that is accessed from a browser).
Secure Web Viewer beta available for evaluation
Date: September 15th 2014
Summary: Locklizard has made available a pre-sales evaluation of their newly developed secure Web Publisher and Web Viewer software delivering browser based accessibility to their Safeguard PDF DRM protected documents.
Now Safeguard secure PDF documents can be viewed from any computer that has a browser, without the need to install or register any software, increasing customer ease of use and portability.
Safeguard Web Viewer ensures users are always using the latest version of your protected PDF documents which can be instantly revoked at any time. To prevent document sharing, users can be locked to specific IP address(es), and prevented from viewing documents from more than one computer at a time.
DRM Product News 2013
Date: November 14th 2013
Summary: Locklizard have released a new secure PDF Viewer for the Android operating system. The Safeguard Android Viewer decrypts content locally on a page-by-page basis to save memory resources, ensuring support of lowly specked tablets. Safeguard Android Viewer stops casual screen grabbing by preventing use of the Android printscreen functionality, and works on Android 4.0 and above.
Safeguard Command Line gets new watermarking features
Date: June 12th 2013
Summary: LockLizard are pleased to announce a further improvement to Safeguard Command Line encryption. Safeguard Command Line now supports separate view and print watermarks – you can specify different watermarks to be displayed when documents are viewed and printed. This change aligns Command Line with the use of the controls in the Writer GUI.
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
Safeguard PDF Security & Enterprise PDF DRM updated
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.
Enterprise PDF DRM version 4 released
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. New Features.
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.
Safeguard Secure PDF Viewer for Mac updated
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.
LockLizard Secure PDF Viewer gets new interface
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
LockLizard PDF DRM Software supports 64 bit Windows OS
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.
PDF DRM Security for the Enterprise
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.
PowerPoint Security enhanced with Locklizard Flashguard – protecting PowerPoint presentations from IPR Theft
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
Safeguard Secure PDF Viewer gets updated with hyperlinks for branding image, and full screen mode that supports printing
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.
Safeguard PDF Security gets new administration system feature update and additional ecommerce functionality
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).
Secure PDF viewer for Windows now supports print current view feature and the Turkish language
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.
Flashguard Flash Security – version 1 released to stop theft of SWF files
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.
Secure PDF viewer for the Macintosh OS now supports view watermarks
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.
Protector Web Content Security – version 2 released with new GUI
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.
Safeguard PDF DRM viewer gets new multi-lingual interface and MSI installer
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.
Publisher own branding option now available in Safeguard Secure PDF Viewer
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.
LockLizard simplifies license management for DRM products
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).
Safeguard PDF security – new multi-language installation
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.
Safeguard PDF security – new DRM expiry and document usability features
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.
Safeguard PDF security – new Mac viewer with large file size support
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.
Safeguard PDF security – new enforced display and watermark settings
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.
Safeguard PDF security – new DRM revocation feature for number of prints
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.
LockLizard announces new updates to Safeguard PDF security
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.
LockLizard announces new DRM technology that stops all PC screen grabbers
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.
Safeguard PDF Security version 2.6 released – new GUI and admin functionality
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.
Safeguard PDF Security Command Line utility released – batch processing of PDF files
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.
Safeguard PDF Security update – new functionality for Writer and Viewer software
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.
LockLizard document security center announced – DRM and document security papers
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.
Protector Web Content Security released – DRM content security without passwords
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.
LockLizard enables the development of the $23bn elearning industry
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.
Lizard Stingray announced – shocking DRM solution
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
Protector Web Content Security beta released – no more useless web page passwords
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.
Windows server released for Safeguard PDF Security – new own server hosting option
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.
Safeguard PDF Security version 2.1 for Apple Mac released
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.
Safeguard PDF Security version 2.1 released with HTTPS communications
Date: September 2005
Summary: Safeguard PDF DRM Security now has HTTPS support for client / server communications and silent install for corporate remote installation.
Safeguard PDF Security version 2 released – PDF DRM Security
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.
Safeguard PDF DRM version 2 Beta released – powerful PDF security with instant revocation
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
Safeguard PDF Security version 1 for PDF files launched – secure PDF documents with DRM security and strong encryption
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.