Protecting Ebooks & Digital Magazines from sharing & piracy
Protect ebooks & digital magazines regardless of location:
Stop unauthorized access
Stop sharing and distribution
Strong US Gov strength encryption, DRM and licensing controls
Control how ebooks & digital magazines are used:
Stop editing, copying and screen grabs
Stop printing or control the number of prints
Lock use to devices and locations
Set ebooks & digital magazines 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 ebooks & digital magazines are located:
revoke a document for all users instantly
revoke individual user access to single, multiple, or all documents
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 ebook or digital magazine is displayed and/or printed.
You only have to protect an ebook/magazine once in order to customize it for multiple users.
See how your ebooks & digital magazines are being used:
track and log document views
track and log document prints
see what devices & operating systems users are using
Protect IPR, reduce costs, ensure compliance, gain new revenue:
Protect revenue and increase ROI – reduce losses and costs
Take control over your IPR, prevent sharing and theft
No cost per ebook/magazine 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”
Using Safeguard PDF Security to protect digital books and magazines
The biggest problem with eBooks is in their very nature – they are digital, and they are distributed over the Internet. So they are designed with all the potential for being pirated, copied, distributed.
This has created particular problems for authors and publishers – how do you make any money in a market where everything is being given away and also where so many different devices have to be supported?
Securely publish ebooks & magazines with flexible DRM Security
The Locklizard approach to satisfying the (conflicting?) desires of publishers and readers is to take a flexible approach to providing secure publishing with DRM document control. Locklizard secure PDF documents because that format is reliable over a wide range of display devices. It means just one well established and consistent format regardless of the target environment rather than having to support several formats.
Often an essential feature of Internet selling is ‘try before you buy’, so Locklizard DRM security helps you let potential customers open a book a number of times or for a number of days after first use, and then it locks down again – a bit like being in a bookshop where you can read a few pages but not a whole novel. Or you can give customers so many days to pay, and if they don’t after a number of days your ebooks are no longer viewable.
Publishers may insist that their ebooks can only be read when online, or allow offline use, and there are viewers available for the Windows, Mac, iOS and Android environments – and you can give customers a number of licenses to install so that they can choose several environments to enjoy their purchase – without being able to readily pirate it. These features help get around complaints that customers cannot choose the device they want to use to read documents – sometimes wanting to switch readily from one device to another. And if your customers don’t want to install a Viewer then they can view your ebooks securely online using our Web Viewer.
Publishers can license their PDF documents without expiry dates (just like a normal book) or set a specific end date if it is a book that is revised on a strict basis.
Publishers can also publish magazines, using the Locklizard publication feature. This means that someone can have a subscription (3 months, a year and so on) and for that time they can automatically read any PDF protected documents that are part of the publication without having to do anything. Publishers can decide whether or not they can view back copies. And if their subscription is extended the customer can update their license by going online with each device and picking up the new license.
With Safeguard PDF Security you don’t even need to know who the end customer is in order to assign document access. Using Safeguard’s ecommerce integration, customers can purchase ebooks / magazines and receive their license information (or login information if using Web Publisher) instantly. Customers are automatically created on the Locklizard administration system and assigned document access according to the ebooks they have purchased. So your secure ebooks and digital magazines are instantly available once a purchase has been made.
If you have hundreds or thousands of ebooks and magazines to protect then using Safeguard’s command line encryption will speed this process up. You can set the DRM controls you want to apply just the once, and run this command against all the ebooks / magazines you want to protect. This also simplifies multiple people protecting ebooks and magazines and ensures a consistent document security approach across all your publications.
Locklizard Safeguard is therefore a feature rich system for providing secure publishing – PDF DRM controls that support and enhance eBook publishing and digital magazine publishing over the Internet.
Why Locklizard for secure publishing – protecting ebooks & digital magazines from theft
Locklizard provides many advantages over Apple, Adobe & Amazon ebook & digital magazine protection
PDF ebook format
Protection of PDF files rather than properietary ebook and magazine formats.
If you are concerned about ebook piracy then ePub DRM is not as effective as PDF DRM security due to its implementation and poor key management. Type in ‘epub drm’ in Google and you will see that all but one of the top 10 entries are dedicated to ePub DRM removal.
We don’t use Adobe Flash to avoid malicious data injection, flash exploit problems, cross scripting attacks and other known flash security vulnerabilities.
Expiry & Try before you buy
Ebooks and digital magazines can be published securely with or without expiry.
By enforcing expiry you can:
let potential customers try before they buy – e.g. they can view a book or magazine a number of times or for a number of days use
sell discounted copies that have limited use (say 30 days)
give customers so many days to pay, and if they don’t after a number of days your ebooks and magazines are no longer viewable
You can also revoke access to ebooks and magazines if a chargeback is made.
Expire ebooks after a number of days use, views, prints, or on a fixed date
Revoke ebooks instantly (regardless of where they are) if a chargeback is made
Device & location locking
Control what devices and from what locations your ebooks and digital magazines can be used.
Lock ebook and magazine use to devices to stop users sharing your ebooks with others
Control the number of devices your secure ebooks and magazines are installed on
Lock ebooks and magazines to locations if you want to control use within certain countries or areas
Display user identifying information on your ebooks and digital magazines using dynamic watermarking.
You only have to secure an ebook or magazine once for all users rather than having to secure ebooks and magazines individually for each user in order to display unique user information (name, email, etc.).
No passwords or codes for users to enter or give to others, or for you to manage or distribute.
Keys are transparently and securely transferred to authorized devices, stored encrypted, and locked to those devices so they cannot be shared.
Your customers can view ebooks and digital magazines offline without having to connect to the Internet.
You can publish whole volumes on a single device by locking documents onto a USB stick, along with the decryption keys and a Viewer (so users do not need to install any software to view protected content).
Ebooks and digital magazines can be licensed piecemeal – so thousands of ebooks/magazines can be protected to USB but only those the user has paid for (or borrowed) can be accessed.
Unlike other document security providers we don’t put your unprotected files at risk.
Secure ebooks and digital magazines on your local computer – no uploading of unprotected files to a server
Distribute them just like any other file – upload them to a cloud server, your web site, send by email or distribute on CD, USB, etc.
protect ebooks and digital magazines by right clicking on them in Windows File Explorer
add users and assign access using the web-based Admin System
Automate secure publishing and document access
Automate ebook and magazine protection using command line encryption. Set the DRM controls you want to apply and run this command against all the ebooks / magazines you want to protect.
Automate user creation and assigning access using ecommerce integration. Customers can purchase ebooks / magazines and receive their license information (or login information if using Web Publisher) instantly. Customers are automatically created on the Locklizard administration system and assigned document access according to the ebooks or magazines they have purchased. So your secure ebooks and digital magazines are instantly available once a purchase has been made.
Simple Subscription Management
With our unique publication feature, you can protect ebooks and magazines to publications to simplify user access. Users can be given access to a publication(s) rather than you having to grant access to each individual ebook or magazine.
This means that someone can have a subscription (3 months, a year and so on) and for that time they can automatically read any protected ebooks and magazines that are part of the publication without having to do anything.
Decide whether or not users can automatically view back copies and automatically extend subscription periods on the fly.
No charges per ebook or magazine sold – just a one off fee for unlimited users and ebooks / magazines.
Our DRM technology ensures your ebooks and digital magazines remain safe no matter where they reside with US Gov Strength encryption, licensing, and DRM controls. Ebook and magazine 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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