Control use – stop printing, copying, editing, etc.
Lock PDFs to devices, countries, locations
User and PDF expiry, revoke files at any time
Stopping document copying with Safeguard PDF security
Safeguard’s document protection
Safeguard stops document copying by controlling what users can do document content and provides additional security features to control document use:
Stop users editing, copying and pasting content.
Stop sharing – PDF files are locked to authorized devices so they cannot be shared with others.
Add dynamic watermarks to viewed and or printed pages. Dynamic variables replace actual user and system data when the document is viewed/printed so you only have to protect the document once for all users.
Stop screen grabbing applications (even from remote connections) and prevent use of Windows print screen.
Safeguard PDF Security automatically prevents users from copying and pasting PDF content. Document text and images cannot be highlighted in the secure PDF Viewer and copy and paste mechanisms are deactivated.
Stopping Windows Print Screen and Screen Grabbers
Safeguard PDF Security deploys various methods to stop Windows Print Screen and third party screen grabbers from taking screenshots of your protected PDF files. Screen grabber protection is active by default, and a wide range of third party screen grabber applications are prevented from taking screenshots of your documents. This works against a list of known screen grabber applications, and also prevents the use of copy and paste. While the Secure Viewer is running, Windows Print Screen cannot be used with any application.
As an additional security measure you can apply a screen mask (image) to be displayed on top of your protected PDF documents if the mouse focus is moved away from the Secure PDF Viewer window. Using this option prevents users invoking screen capture applications that need to be activated by selecting options from that application in order to capture the screen.
Safeguard PDF Security also provides an enhanced screen grabber protection option which adds another layer of security to Safeguard’s standard screen grabber protection by writing additional data to the display to confuse certain screen grabber applications. This also stops remote applications from grabbing screenshots.
Stopping Document Copying
If a user sends a protected PDF document to another user, then they won’t be able to view it unless you have authorized them to do so. Each protected PDF document is encrypted and is locked to an authorized device. No decryption keys are ever disclosed to the user, and content is decrypted in memory rather than to temporary files on a disk. This prevents users copying unprotected documents and sharing them with others.
Documents can also be locked to locations so users cannot view and print them outside locations that have been authorized (e.g. the workplace).
Stopping Document Printing
If you allow printing then users can either photocopy or scan documents back in to produce a new digital copy. So stopping printing is another method of stopping document copying. Safeguard PDF Security stops printing by default (you can also allow printing or limit the number of prints) and log when documents are printed to see if they are being misused.
Preventing Document Sharing with Watermarks
There are limits to any PDF DRM system, and what is displayed on the screen could be photographed, and printed copies could be photocopied.
To discourage users sharing documents in this manner, Safeguard PDF Security enables you to apply dynamic watermarks to a document. You specify what variables you want to apply when you protect a PDF (e.g. users name and email address) and this information is dynamically inserted when the protected PDF document is viewed and/or printed. Because the information is inserted dynamically, you only have to protect the document once for the correct user’s details to be displayed. You can have different watermark text and images displayed for both viewed and printed documents.
Why Locklizard for PDF Document Protection?
Document Protection without passwords
Locklizard takes your document protection seriously.
We stop document copying and sharing by using US Gov strength AES encryption, public key technology, DRM and licensing controls to ensure your PDF documents remain protected no matter where they reside.
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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