Safeguard Secure iOS Viewer: PDF Security for iOS devices
View secure PDF files on the iPad and iPhone
Date: April 3rd, 2013
Secure PDF Viewer released for iOS devices
Locklizard are pleased to announce the arrival of the latest in their line of supported platforms – the iOS operating system – for Safeguard PDF 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. Competing companies iOS solutions store protected documents on a remote server, decrypt them there and then, and deliver them page by page down a ‘secure’ connection. The Locklizard secure iOS Viewer stores and decrypts protected PDF documents locally on the device (for all the same reasons Adobe does on the PC). Documents are decrypted in memory a page at a time to speed up processing and support devices with limited memory. Users are presented with a fully functional PDF document to view that does not take an age to render onto the screen. As a result of decrypting directly in the device, performance is independent of network and other bottlenecks, and searches and so on can take place even if the network connection is lost.
The Locklizard secure iOS Viewer is a completely new application, building on the look and feel of the iOS platform, to take secure PDF viewing to a new level. It is designed as a standard iOS App, and readily installs into that environment, cleanly integrating with Apple controls and requirements for App behavior. So users can enjoy the same iOS methods and controls they are familiar with, and installing the Locklizard secure iOS Viewer is just the same as with any other App.
At the same time, Publishers and Corporations who need to exert control over their IPR can readily extend their reach and coverage to the tablet (iPad) and mobile (iPhone) platforms. Locklizard have integrated their highly granular DRM controls into the Locklizard secure iOS Viewer to provide a similar level of protection as that on the Mac. Licensing specific devices to use Locklizard protected files is fully implemented on iOS platforms, as are controls such as start and finish dates, numbers of views, locking document usage to specific locations (IP address ranges), dynamic watermarking, logging document use, and so on.
In addition to enforcing its own DRM controls, the Locklizard secure iOS Viewer will detect, and refuse to run on devices that have been jailbroken since this could compromise security.
Locklizard’s secure iOS Viewer supports iOS versions 5.0.1 and above and is a free download from the iTunes App Store.