Securing Financial Reports
Using Safeguard PDF Security to secure high value reports against misuse
There are many specialist reports and analyses of financial market players or sectors. Metals such as copper, tin, gold and so on all have their specialist players and reports. As do the major share markets. As do countries or market sectors.
The more authority the report has, the more expensive it is – and the more attractive it is to be copied and passed around without payment. That is a problem with highly desirable information.
Typically, recipients expect to be able to print out the reports for further study, and this makes life more complicated, because without control it make it possible to produce for recipients to even make their own PDF files for ready distribution.
Locklizard Safeguard has found wide acceptance in the high value report markets for preventing authorized recipients from forwarding them to other people, or from printing them to PDF files, and enforcing watermarks onto printout that identify the actual license holder. This does not prevent recipients from distributing copies, but having them named as the source is a strong deterrent to otherwise uncontrolled copying.
Also, since many specialist reports are regularly updated and users take out subscriptions (although they may also take one-off copies of other reports) the Locklizard concept of the publication is invaluable in simplifying administration and control. Subscription users are given access to a ‘publication’ which is the current report series, and any later copies are added to the publication. Then when a new report in the series is produced, it is added to the publication, and all users of the publication automatically get access.
Also, the users subscription dates can be managed in their user record, so that they will automatically expire, but they will continue to have access to reports that have been produced during their subscription. And their subscription can be cancelled if that becomes necessary.
Overall Locklizard Safeguard is providing a very powerful administration and control scheme that can be readily integrated with a web site sales system where that level of sales automation is required for delivering your analyses automatically to market.