PDF Security for Small Publishers – protecting ebooks, reports, training materials from IPR theft
Protect your IPR regardless of location:
Stop unauthorized access
Stop sharing and distribution
Strong US Gov strength encryption, DRM and licensing controls
Control how your documents are used:
Stop editing, copying and screen grabs
Stop printing or control the number of prints
Lock use to devices and locations
Set PDFs to automatically expire:
on a fixed date
after a number of days use
after a number of views and/or prints
Revoke access no matter where your PDFs are located:
revoke a document for all users instantly
revoke individual user access to single, multiple, or all PDF files
revoke access automatically after a number of views and/or prints
Add dynamic watermarks to viewed and or printed pages. Dynamic variables (date/time, user name, company name, email address) are replaced with actual user and system data when the protected PDF document is displayed and/or printed.
You only have to protect a document once in order to customize it for multiple users.
See how your documents 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 confidential documents
Enforce document retention policies with automatic expiry
Log use for proof of when PDFs 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 document or user – one fixed price for unlimited use
Free Trial & Demo
“Fantastic product… outstanding support.”
“We would recommend Locklizard to others”
“The clear leader for PDF DRM protection”
“Our ebook sales have gone through the roof”
“Simple & secure – protects IPR from theft”
PDF DRM document security to protect your revenue generating documents & ebooks
Apply a simple but effective protection system that persistently protects your IPR and revenue streams
Administer and enforce copyright controls that are tailored to the type of information you are selling
Simple administration of customers and documents – no passwords to manage
Integrate with your web site for selling using our ecommerce API for 24×7 license delivery
Hosted systems so you can be up and running within 5 minutes
A simple pricing model for an unlimited number of users and documents
A smaller publisher can be a book or magazine publisher, or they may be a training organization, or a financial services company publishing reports to their investors. Their customers may have individual documents or they may take subscriptions to particular services (a 1 year subscription to a particular magazine or to a series of financial reports, for instance).
A smaller publisher may have a large number of documents and/or a large number of customers, but tends to deal with customers on a one-by-one basis. If you regularly need to treat customers in groups rather than as individuals, and/or need to allocate selections of documents rather than one-offs, please refer to PDF Security for Large Publishers which may be more helpful.
Apply a simple but effective protection system
Safeguard ensures only customers who have paid for information can access it by locking documents to authorized devices. It automatically prevents screen grabbing and printing unless you specifically authorize this, and you can revoke access at any time (say in the event of a chargeback).
The Safeguard system provides you with a standard template for protecting documents, dividing controls up into: Customization, Document Access, Expiry and Validity, Environment Controls, Printing and Viewing, (View Watermarks, Print Watermarks), Display Settings. You can preset these so that you get a consistent result for your documents and tailor controls to the type of information you are selling.
Administer and enforce your copyright controls
Depending on the type of ‘work’ Copyright may exist for 50 up to 120 years after the death of the last author/contributor. Contrary to some beliefs, this does not mean that what you deliver has to be guaranteed to last that long. Baked clay tablets can last 2,000 years but they are not commonly used these days, and DVDs may last between 30 and 100 years (assuming that you can always find a machine to read them on).
But do think about what you are delivering/licensing. If it is a book, people expect to be able to read it both online and offline. On the other hand, some training courses are very valuable and you may not want to license them for perpetual use, but only for a week or a month.
You can use DRM controls such as expiry to allow potential customers to sample documents for a limited period of time before buying them, perhaps increasing market interest, and watermarks when documents are sent out for evaluation, protecting your own rights.
Integrate with your web site for selling
Smaller publishers do not always want close integration between their web site(s) and the licensing administration system. This can be because existing accounting systems for membership management (customer or client management) may be manual, so there is little efficiency gain. In the same way, training courses are not necessarily sold directly over the web because of the need to check capability or the availability of a minimum number or schedule a trainer.
However, where the publisher is selling directly over the web, an additional feature – eCommerce integration, can also be purchased to automate creation of customer accounts, license delivery and document access.
Be up and running quickly
The effectiveness of Safeguard PDF Security is reinforced by the simplicity of getting going.
Where Locklizard are providing the hosting you can plug straight into a pre-built environment, start protecting documents and adding customers straight away, and not have to worry about maintaining your own server. If you already have a csv format list of customers you can upload them and the system will automatically issue licenses.
Why Locklizard for Document Protection?
Protect revenue generating documents – training courses, ebooks, reports – stop theft of your IPR
Locklizard takes your document protection seriously. We provide total PDF security with US Gov strength AES encryption and public key technology to ensure your PDF files remain protected no matter where they reside.
No keys are exposed to users or interfaces and documents are only ever decrypted in memory – see our DRM technology.
Our easy to use adminsitration system provides simple user and document management and unlike passwords, keys are transparently and securely managed for you.
See our customer testimonials or read our case studies to see why thousands of organizations use Locklizard PDF security to securely sell their documents and protect their revenue streams.
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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