PowerPoint Protection enhanced with Locklizard Flashguard
PowerPoint Protection with DRM copy, print, and expiry controls
Date: March 22nd 2010
Protecting PowerPoint presentations from IPR Theft
Locklizard release PowerPoint security software providing copy protection for PowerPoint presentations converted to SWF format. PowerPoint protection features include encryption and DRM controls that protect presentations from copying, modifying, sharing, screen grabbing, printing, saving and unauthorized distribution, all without the use of passwords. Publishers can also expire and revoke presentations at any time.
Locklizard are pleased to announce a new approach to PowerPoint security: delivering high level copy protection for PowerPoint presentations enhanced by converting to Flash (SWF) format.
New PowerPoint protection features include encryption and DRM controls that prevent PowerPoint presentations from unauthorized copying, modifying, sharing, screen grabbing, printing, saving and unauthorized distribution, all without the use of passwords. Publishers can also expire and revoke presentations at any time.
“Existing password based protection systems are known to be flawed, and have had their day,” says Charles Richmond, Flashguard’s product manager. “There are hundreds of password crackers on the Internet (many free of charge) that will break the password protection on many formats, PowerPoint being just one, in seconds. PowerPoint password security only provides a mere fig leaf of protection and should not be used for any commercial purposes.
Also, by converting PowerPoint to Flash you also get the advantages of adding both MP3 audio and MP4 video (PowerPoint only allows you to embed a link to an external MP3/MP4 file), and SWF files (PowerPoint forces you to enable insecure ActiveX), to your PowerPoint presentations all within a single file. Thus you can get much more functionality and security by this approach.”
Lock Lizard Flashguard has significant appeal to training course providers, who can now take realistic steps to protect what is very expensive development work for them before distributing it electronically. So trainers can afford to develop, or transfer many more courses that achieve the potential for user interaction than was possible with the more static approaches in both PowerPoint and PDF presentations. And without giving them away.
Using Flashguard, publishers can now achieve realistic control over who views their secure PowerPoint presentations, how long they can be viewed (for a certain number of days, a number of views, a fixed expiry date, or forever), and if you no longer want the recipient to view your secure presentations then you can instantly revoke access to them. Flashguard protects the underlying source code (scripts, images, multimedia) and the displayed content ensuring complete protection of both form and format.
So for complete PowerPoint presentation security, that is secure yet simple to use, convert your PowerPoint presentations to flash and then protect them with Locklizard Flashguard. PowerPoint protection has never been easier or more secure. Click here to find out how you can protect PowerPoint presentations.
About Locklizard Flashguard Flash Security
Locklizard Flashguard Flash Security provides the latest flash protection with Digital Rights Management (DRM) controls and US Government strength, AES 256 bit, flash encryption. DRM controls enforce how flash files are used, by whom, for how long, and what can be done with them. Flashguard protects both the displayed flash and the underlying source code (action scripts and multimedia objects) from decompiling, copying, modifying, screen grabbing, saving and distribution. In addition the IPR owner can control how many times secure flash files can be viewed, if they expire and whether they can be printed. Access can be revoked in real-time. More information on securing flash can be found at Flash Security.
Locklizard is a DRM vendor that produces document security, flash security, pdf security, ebook security, html security, powerpoint security, copy protection, and web content encryption products that use DRM technology to protect information from intellectual property theft. Our DRM software prevents copying, printing, screen grabbing, and sharing of information without the use of insecure passwords. More information on Locklizard DRM Security can be found on our web site.