So, you have invested hundreds of hours creating your PowerPoint presentations and now you realize you need to protect them.
Below are the security options available to protect PowerPoint slides (.ppt files) from unauthorized use and misuse.
PowerPoint Password Security for PPT slides
Applying passwords to protect PPT slides is the cheapest solution for PowerPoint Security (it is free with PowerPoint) but also the least secure. Not only does PowerPoint password security NOT prevent unauthorized distribution of your PowerPoint presentations but there are hundreds of PowerPoint password crackers on the Internet (many free of charge) that will break the powerpoint password protection in seconds. A few of these applications are listed below:
It therefore does not matter what passwords methods you use to password protect PowerPoint slides, it provides worthless PowerPoint security (PPT security):
Microsoft IRM for PowerPoint Security
Microsoft IRM (Information Rights Management) applies another level of PowerPoint security beyond useless password protection.
This system has several drawbacks:
So using Microsoft IRM for PowerPoint Security is only helpful in limited situations and it does not completely protect PowerPoint presentations.
Locklizard PowerPoint PPT Security – DRM for PPT files
Locklizard DRM can protect PowerPoint presentations that have been converted to PDF format. The advantage of converting Powerpoint to Adobe PDF format is that you can easily prevent editing and modify of content. It also means users of your PowerPoint slides don’t need to use insecure technology like ActiveX or passwords to view them.
Once your PowerPoint presentation has been converted to an PDF file, you can secure it using Locklizard Safeguard PDF Security.
Safeguard PDF Security protects PowerPoint presentations from unauthorized:
Safeguard PDF Security automatically locks Powerpoint slides to authorized devices so they cannot be shared. You control who can access your protected PowerPoint slides, the amount of time they can be viewed for, and whether they can be printed. And if you decide you no longer want users to be able to view them, then you can instantly revoke access.
And with Safeguard Enterprise PDF DRM you can:
So for total PowerPoint security with DRM controls, use Safeguard PDF Security to protect PowerPoint presentations from unauthorized distribution and use.