LMS Security: Protecting training course material from sharing
Protect Sensitive Training Material
Protect training courses (PDF) inside or outside your LMS:
Stop unauthorized access
Stop sharing and distribution
Strong US Gov strength encryption, DRM and licensing controls
Control how training courses are used:
Stop editing, copying and screen grabs
Stop printing or control the number of prints
Lock use to devices and locations
Set training courses to automatically expire:
on a fixed date
after a number of days use
after a number of views and/or prints
Revoke access regardless of where training courses are located:
revoke a course for all users instantly
revoke individual user access to single, multiple, or all courses
revoke access automatically after a number of views and/or prints
Add dynamic watermarks to viewed and or printed content. Dynamic variables (date/time, user name, company name, email address) are replaced with actual user and system data when the protected content is displayed and/or printed.
You only have to protect a training course once in order to customize it for multiple users.
See how your training courses are being used:
track and log document views
track and log document prints
see what devices & operating systems users are using
Comply with legislation by controlling access and use:
Ensure only authorized parties can view sensitive training material
Enforce document retention policies with automatic expiry
Log use for proof of when courses are viewed and printed
Protect IPR, reduce costs, ensure compliance, gain new revenue:
Protect revenue and increase ROI – reduce losses and costs
Take control over your IPR, prevent document leakage & theft
No cost per course or user – one fixed price for unlimited use
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“Simple & secure – protects IPR from theft”
Why existing LMS security is a failure
Passwords & access controls are not enough to protect sensitive training material
Corporate training materials can often contain sensitive information that you do not want to be made available to unauthorized personnel or third parties.
Existing LMS systems rely on users logging in to a portal for security, but login details (credentials) can be easily shared. This defeats the purpose of ensuring only those specifically authorized can access sensitive training materials. This is certainly the case where you need to give third parties access (say a trading partner) and you have no real control over who is viewing your sensitive training material.
So it is clear that login credentials (username and password) is not adequate protection for a LMS containing sensitive training materials. Not to mention the additional overhead of LDAP or SAML integration to allow for SSO to keep password management down.
Apart from a weak access security mechanism, a LMS generally has poor user permissions (ability to allow/deny users to perform certain actions) that are limited to editing, deleting, and creating courses. But what about stopping users grabbing high-quality screenshots, copying/pasting content into other applications, and printing it to file drivers (i.e. a PDF file). Then of course there is the issue of automatic expiry. A typical LMS lets you manually revoke user access to training material and that is it.
Cloud Hosted Learning Management Systems
Some cloud LMS let you restrict user registration to specific domains, but not future access. They do not control the number of devices (or what devices) users can access training courses from or restrict access to locations. This therefore does not help when trying to prevent sharing. They also have additional security weaknesses:
You have to upload unprotected content (your sensitive training courses) to a cloud server outside your control
They do not encrypt training courses. Instead they rely on access controls to prevent unauthorized access
Content must remain within the LMS for it to be ‘protected’
Content is accessed via a browser. Since browsers cache content locally, users can access temporary files outside the LMS which they have full control over
They do not prevent screen grabbing or printing, or printing to file drivers (e.g. PDF and other virtual printers)
In addition, they:
Force you to use their system rather than your own LMS
Users must always be online to access training courses
Why Locklizard for LMS security & training course copy protection?
Locklizard provides a stronger alternative to passwords & access controls – enforce access and control use
There are no passwords or codes for users to enter so they cannot be shared. Keys are transparently and securely transferred to authorized devices and locked to those devices.
Users cannot therefore share access information, and therefore your sensitive training courses with others.
Distribute secure training courses just like any other file – upload them to your LMS, a cloud server, your web site, send by email or distribute on CD, USB, etc.
Training courses are protected with encryption and DRM controls so they remain secure outside of your LMS system regardless of where they are located. This enables you to securely share training courses with third parties without them having to log in to your LMS.
DRM controls ensure training courses & training course content cannot be copied or shared – you retain full control over access and use at all times.
Stop screen grabbing – stops users taking high quality screen grabs using screen grabbing tools
Stop printing (or limit the number of prints). If printing is allowed then we automatically prevent printing to file drivers (e.g. PDF files)
Expire training courses after a number of days use, views, prints, or on a fixed date
Revoke training courses and/or user access instantly regardless of where they are located
Allow offline use – no forcing of users to be online to view protected training courses
Device & location locking
Control the devices and locations your protected training courses can be accessed from.
Automatically locks use to authorized devices to prevent sharing.
Control the number of devices for each user that your protected courses can be used on.
Lock use to locations to control where your protected courses can be used from (e.g. office only). This enables you to easily control BYOD use since courses on a mobile device will be available for use in the office but not when taken home.
Lock use to countries to prevent training course content being made available in certain worldwide regions.
Add dynamic watermarks to viewed and/or printed content. Dynamic variables are replaced by user data at print/view time.
You only have to protect a training course once for all users rather than having to protect training courses individually for each user in order to display unique user information (name, email, etc.) that identifies the user.
Track how your training courses are being used.
See what users are opening them and when
See where they are being used and how often they are being viewed
Track print usage – how often they are printed, when and where
Track use regardless of where they are stored or who they are sent to
Zero installation USB Viewer
Training courses can be published securely in advance on USB devices (courses are locked to the USB device) along with a Viewer and keystore.
You can grant access to all or individual courses at any stage depending on your requirements. This enables you to publish whole volumes of training courses on a USB stick but only give access to certain courses to specific users as appropriate.
Simple to use
Our LMS security software is simple to use – secure training courses by right clicking on them in Windows Explorer.
Add protected training courses to your existing LMS just like any other file.
Manage users and course access via our web-based administration system.
Locklizard integrates with your existing LMS, providing a LMS security system that allows the trainer to group together a series of protected documents as a single course, and deliver the authorization to them as a single step. This allows Learning Management System managers a simple and effective delivery of their offerings to their users in a secure manner.
Locklizard protected PDF files integrate into any LMS system just like any other file.
Locklizard protected PDF files remain secure both inside or outside your LMS – your LMS is just used as a repository rather than for access and content control.
Total LMS Security & Training Course Copy Protection
Locklizard takes protection of your sensitive training course material seriously. Share training courses securely without insecure passwords or plug-ins, and enforce access, location, expiry, and usage controls.
Our DRM technology ensures training courses remain safe no matter where they reside (inside or outside the LMS) with US Gov Strength encryption, licensing, and DRM controls. Protected content is decrypted in memory and no temporary files are used.
We needed to deliver e-book versions of our handbooks while not compromising on security and digital rights. Safeguard PDF security is easy to use and intuitive.
The implementation was painless and we now have a greener, more secure way of distributing training manuals.
Locklizard’s PDF protection is exactly as described – the features are highly effective and I would give it 5 stars.
I would recommend Locklizard to others - their security is simple to use and fit for purpose. It meets common needs of businesses who have information they want to protect.
We would be happy to recommend Locklizard to any company needing a flexible way to secure PDF files.
Safeguard PDF Security has provided us with a very workable solution for sharing of information in a secure fashion. The support has been excellent and very accommodating.
We can cut accounts for a user five minutes before his class starts and he is ready to go. Happy smiling customer, while we still have security and personalized watermarking.
I have immense respect for the product and Locklizard provide great customer satisfaction and service.
We would recommend Safeguard to other companies for its security, cost and ease of use. It does what we expected it to do and more.
Ease of use is a bonus and the implementation was very easy. The product manual is excellent and Locklizard staff are very accommodating.
We sell a highly valued educational product in an open and competitive market so it was important to ensure we had effective security to protect our digital rights.
We highly recommend Locklizard - a professional company with a competitive and professional PDF Security product.
We would absolutely recommend both Locklizard as a company, and Safeguard PDF Security. It has transformed our study materials to the next level.
Not only did this increase sales, but we also believe that it has increased our customers’ ability to learn, which is even more important!
We would recommend Locklizard Safeguard to other companies that need to protect PDF reports. Customers have found the process of accessing the protected documents to be seamless.
Implementation was easy and technical support has been very responsive to requests for help.
Our company would without reservation recommend Locklizard. Their document DRM software opens up delivery of our new products in a timely fashion while knowing that the content will remain secure.
The return on investment to our company has been immediately evident.
We use Safeguard to make sure that documents cannot be opened outside our local network or from a unauthorized computer in order to copy or print the documents.
It is the most feature rich, affordable, & simple to use PDF security product on the market.
Safeguard PDF Security is simple to administer and meets our needs, consistently delivering secured manuals to our customers with ease.
Return on investment has been elimination of many man hours, printing resources and postage – it is estimated that costs decreased by 50% or more.
We would really recommend Safeguard PDF Security to every publishing company for managing ePubs or e-books securely. It is easy to secure PDF files and simple to distribute them to our authorized customers only.
Locklizard also provides a good customer support experience.
The ROI for us is incalculable. We have the security of knowing that our proprietary documents are secure. This is the entire value of our company.
I would most certainly recommend your PDF security product and already have. The ease of implementation was surprising.
We can now sell our manuals without the need to print them first, saving time, money and helping safeguard the environment.
We would recommend Safeguard PDF DRM – it is the perfect solution to sell and send e-documents securely whilst making sure someone cannot copy them.
We would recommend Locklizard to other companies without hesitation.
Their PDF DRM products provide a manageable, cost effective way to protect intellectual investment and they are always looking for ways to improve them. Moreover, their staff provide an excellent level of support.
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