Locklizard releases version 2.5 of Safeguard PDF Security – PDF DRM document security
PDF Security software with DRM controls
Date: November 1st 2006
Locklizard have launched the latest release of their secure PDF product, Safeguard PDF Security for DRM management of PDF documents.
Now with even more PDF protection features, and an enhanced security and usability environment, Lock Lizard Safeguard PDF Security version 2.5 ensures Locklizard remains as the number one choice for PDF Digital Rights Management software.
Locklizard have dropped the use of Acrobat Reader for rendering of PDF content, increasing the usability and security of the system. Locklizard’s CEO, Ken Briggs, commented “Getting users to download a 20MB+ viewer (Adobe Acrobat) just to view protected PDF documents was just not feasible. Whilst many users have Adobe Acrobat installed, we find a lot of users do not. In addition, our research leads us to believe that interoperating with Acrobat reader may expose us to security risks that are not always under our control. We have therefore redeveloped our secure viewer so as not to rely on external environments that we are not in charge of, and that were not designed with security in mind.”
Ironically, Locklizard noted, Adobe have also recently dropped Acrobat as their secure PDF viewer platform for the upcoming secure ebook offering, Digital Editions, which was announced at ten times the price of Safeguard PDF Security for a perpetual license.
One of the main new features for publishers is secure document watermarking on viewing and printing. You can now have an image, custom text, and system data (date/time, user name and email address) displayed when a user prints and/or views your documents. This is a much more satisfactory approach than working with degraded printing, as user information can be displayed to deter photocopying, and the use of moiré images can be used to ensure that photocopying produces extremely poor quality copies.
Other features include support of 200MB files, and a number of new DRM enforcing security controls. These include the prevention of a wide range of third party screen grabbers, and print to file/image drivers that might enable users to obtain unauthorized copies of protected documents.
For a full list of features please see Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security.
Free 15 day evaluation copies can be downloaded from the Locklizard web site – Download PDF DRM.
About Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security
Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security provides PDF document security with Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls and US Government strength AES 256 bit encryption. It protects PDF documents from copying, modifying, saving and distribution. In addition the IPR owner can control whether users can print protected PDF documents, and if so, how many times. DRM controls check how documents are used, by whom, for how long, and what can be done with them.
About the Locklizard DRM company
Locklizard is a DRM company that produces high quality, US government strength content encryption and copy protection products that use digital rights management (DRM) controls to protect your intellectual property from unauthorized use and misuse.