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26th November 2010

Manage Document Rights for PDF from your own web site

Brisbane, AU November 26, 2010 CopySafe PDF Protector now has the capability of managing document rights access from your own website. CopySafe PDF Protector can be bundled with add-ons for the DRM management of PDF and server side conversion from web page uploads.

The CopySafe PDF Protector is the same program that is used in the Enterprise version of ArtistScope DRM. It is now available with add-ons to provide a simpler and more economical alternative for preventing the distribution of PDF documents. The Protector has been modified to convert PDF for DRM administration locally and to add their details to your online database manually.

The web management add-on will run on any Windows server that supports ASP and either Access or SQL databases. Installation is as simple as copying the files to the website and modifying a settings file. The administration console can be used for managing PDF documents that have been converted manually and also manage PDF documents that have been uploaded and encrypted server side using the DLL, which is another add-on that is used for interfacing the Protector from web pages.

Installation of the server side DLL for control of the CopySafe PDF Protector will require Administrator privileges, which means that a self-owned server is preferable or at least a web host that will allow the installation of new DLLs to their system. If this privilege is not available, then you will find that using the Protector locally for DRM and manually updating document records works just as well.

To maintain some consistency and quality for conversion of PDF, you can use the Universal Document Converter (UDC) to convert most document types to PDF including Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Excel tables, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and AutoDesk AutoCAD drawings. UDC is bundled as standard with CopySafe PDF Protector and runs as a printer-driver. With UDC installed, converting documents to PDF is as simple as sending to Print. Using UDC will ensure that PDF quality is maintained throughout the conversion/protection process. In addition, you will be able to cut expenses on the development and implementation of a corporate document flow system.

Changes in CopySafe PDF Protector version 2.0

  - Improved support for DRM add-ons to manage document access rights
  - New GUI design for control of normal and DRM protection settings
  - Added new option for expiration to use local time or time server validation
  - Removed the EXE exports to prevent email exceptions and enhance backwards compatibility
  - New activation policy to maintain licensing throughout Protector upgrades
  - Added new version checker to the PDF Reader

Changes in CopySafe PDF Reader version 2.0

  - Added support for 64-bit Windows computers
  - Security upgrade for the CopySafe Service and Windows 7
  - Enhanced security for document files and embedded DRM settings
  - Added a DRM Keymaker for registering the computer with DRM networks
  - New GUI design that provides enhanced navigation within a document
  - Added new search option to spider the document by keyword/string
  - Enhanced print security and print limit control
  - Enhanced remote viewing detection
  - Added new version checker to the PDF Reader

For more information, please see CopySafe PDF

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