Usage Rights to 'View Only'
Adobe Acrobat's inability to prevent users from saving or emailing PDF documents raises serious security concerns for many organizations. The bottom line is: If a PDF can be saved or emailed, it's security can be broken. PDF SafeLock balances document accessibility and security issues by allowing you to make PDFs available for viewing but not saving or emailing. This insures that confidential information cannot be removed from your secure server and made available to unauthorized individuals in or outside your organization. In addition, critical documents can be finalized and posted on your server without being compromised by subsequently edited copies that have newer files dates.
Protection Against Unauthorized
PDFs can be created with standard PDF document-level encryption enabled, which restricts printing, copying, editing, etc. Even if password protection is enabled to restrict opening PDFs, third-party applications are readily available for less than $10.00 that can be used for the unauthorized decryption of PDFs that utilize both owner and user password encryption. But decryption utilities can only operate on saved files. Since PDF SafeLock displays PDF documents in client memory only, it is virtually impossible to decrypt them.
Against Hacking During Transmission
PDF SafeLock prevents eavesdroppers from capturing information during transmission of sensitive PDF documents across your network. By encrypting all information in PDFs with a 128-bit algorhythm at the server before transmission, and unencrypting at the client for display only in memory, your confidential records are shielded from unauthorized intrusion from inside your organization as well as from external backdoor attacks.
Your organization may have an archive of PDFs containing sensitive information that were created without document-level PDF security enabled. Security policies may disallow any alteration to the original files, including post-creation encryption. By adding unencrypted PDFs to SafeLock folders, your organization can easily control user permissions for saving, printing and/or copying text and graphics from your sensitive PDF documents.