Companies Need to do Better at Document Security – Vitrium Offers Two Great New Resources to Help Learn How to Secure PDF Documents

Free eBooks and White Papers[PR Web] Vitrium™, a leading provider of PDF security and DRM solutions, wants to bring best practices for document security to the forefront of the global discussion happening today around data security, and ensure that companies have all the information they need to make informed choices.

Vitrium’s new white paper, What Documents Need Protecting Most?, addresses the need to decipher which documents are worth protecting – a vital first step when considering whether or not to adopt a DRM solution. In this free white paper, Vitrium seeks to help customers assess the value of their documents and data, determine what kinds of documents generally need to be considered for document security, along with a list of what industries need to protect their data and documents.

Customers can also find information on the types of risks that might occur with unprotected documents such as: document and data leaks, hacks, data intrusions into private networks, permission-based misuse, loss, misdirection, malicious attack, unsecured documents on lost or stolen devices, copyright and trademark infringement, and other means of document misuse.

In the white paper, Vitrium discusses how these risks can not only affect a company’s economic future, but can also expose the company or organization to potential damage to their brand, reputation, compliance, or lack of competitiveness. Vitrium offers a few simple suggestions to consider when assessing which documents are best suited for document security.

Vitrium’s second offering, and free new eBook, Top 6 Reasons to Protect Your Documents, discusses the main reasons why organizations interested in protecting their bottom-line need to secure their digital assets and insure against loss of revenue from piracy, theft and illegal sharing. In this eBook, Vitrium outlines the top reasons for securing documents in today’s marketplace, discusses reasons for using the PDF format, and outlines steps on how organizations can implement a document protection plan to ensure their digital assets are protected.

“Whether or not customers protect their documents using our Protectedpdf® software, we want to bring the issue of document security to the forefront. It’s essential that good information is available for organizations that have a need to protect their documents and the data in them – or least get better at it. Not only can this protect their bottom-line, but it also demonstrates good leadership and best practice on the issue of data security globally.”

Susan Daly, President & CEO, Vitrium Systems Inc.

Vitrium To Release Exciting New Features for Protectedpdf® Document Security DRM Software

Vitrium To Release Exciting New Features for Protectedpdf® Document Security DRM Software[PR Web] Vitrium™, a leading provider of PDF protection and document security solutions, announced today a major upgrade of its document protection solution, Protectedpdf®, to be released July 16, 2014.

A sweeping set of new features to be released July 16, 2014 will bring a fresh new look, enhanced security, and more utility to Vitrium’s popular Protectedpdf® document security software, and DRM solution.

“We want to prepare customers for this exciting upgrade that will help make Protectedpdf® more useful and secure for our customers, and make it even easier for readers to view their documents.”

- Susan Daly, President & CEO, Vitrium Systems Inc.

Many of the new features will be upgraded automatically for Standard, Pro and hosted Enterprise customers, and some will be available as options. Installed Enterprise customers will require an update to their Protectedpdf® Enterprise Server.

For more information about this upgrade and all the new features, go to www.vitrium.com/protectedpdf-v5-0-new-features/

Protectedpdf’s Top 7 New Features:

1. Hardened security

All hosted Standard, Pro and Enterprise customers will now have AES 128-bit encryption; MITM1 attack prevention; Replay2 attack prevention, and more complex one-time password protection used to seal secured documents. Enterprise customers with installed solutions will be able to take advantage of these improvements when they update their Protectedpdf® Enterprise Server.

2. Fresh and Faster Interface

A newly designed administrative interface for Standard customers modernizes, simplifies and streamlines the tool making it much more intuitive and useful for Protectedpdf® administrators. The new release also includes a setup wizard to help customers get up and running with the new interface quickly. Hosted Pro and Enterprise customers will require a service engagement to integrate this feature.

In addition, the admin portal for hosted Protectedpdf® customers will move from a Silverlight-based user interface to HTML. Customers will see an improvement in speed, including loading and processing times. Pro and Enterprise customers will be able to access these features with a service engagement from Vitrium.

3. Improved API

With the new release, Vitrium is bringing the Protectedpdf® API into alignment with best practices in API development using the RESTful development architecture. Pro and Enterprise customers can have integration up and running in minutes and will notice a simplified, intuitive and clean API interface.

4. Watermarking Enhancements

Protectedpdf® Pro and Enterprise customers can now have improved watermarking with multiple true (transparent and/or diagonal) watermarks, dynamic (user triggered) watermarks, and watermarks that can span multiple lines (they contain line breaks).

5. New “Social DRM”

All customers will now have the option to choose “Social DRM”, a lightweight DRM solution that simply seals the document with a true watermark (transparent and/or diagonal) that needs no passwords or logins to open! This new feature is an answer to many Vitrium customer requests to have robust DRM for some documents,
and a totally hassle-free reader experience for other documents.

6. Web Viewer Bookmark Support
The web viewer will now display bookmarks from the original PDF, and show these bookmarks in the toolbar. Users will be able to use these bookmarks to click to various sections in the document, making it easier to navigate long complex PDF documents.

7. DRM Customizable Policy Templates

Administrators now can apply custom policy templates at the document level. This will make it much easier for document owners to save common settings as a template and apply them to new documents as they are sealed. Admins can store as many templates as they like and apply them to any applicable document.

Vitrium continues to listen and respond to customer needs to add functionality and usefulness to it’s document security solution.

About Vitrium Systems

Vitrium provides document protection solutions that empower content owners and publishers of PDF documents to protect their valuable content. It’s more than copyright protection; it’s protection of intellectual property, revenue-generating content, or confidential and sensitive information. Vitrium’s flagship product, Protectedpdf® has been trusted by over 1,000 companies and accessed by over a million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.vitrium.com.

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1A Man-in-the-Middle attack, is a form of active eavesdropping in which the attacker makes independent connections with the victims and relays messages between them, making them believe that they are talking directly to each other over a private connection, when in fact the entire conversation is controlled by the attacker. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man-in-the-middle_attack)

2Replay attack is a form of network attack in which a valid data transmission is maliciously or fraudulently repeated or delayed. This is carried out either by the originator or by an adversary who intercepts the data and retransmits it, possibly as part of a masquerade attack by IP packet substitution (such as stream cipher attack). (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_cipher_attack)

NEW! Free eBook: Top 6 Reasons to Protect Your Documents

Find out what other smart companies already know – a good document protection strategy protects your bottom-line, and secures your valuable content.

Companies and organizations are realizing that they need to make it a C-suite level priority to take steps to protect their valuable intellectual assets, insure against loss of revenue from piracy, theft and illegal sharing. Online theft and piracy of documents is ubiquitous and many online users don’t think online piracy is wrong. With the security features in a cloud-based (or installed) software solution, like Protectedpdf®, organizations can protect their valuable revenue-generating content. The benefits greatly outweigh the initial investment, which is generally modest in comparison to potential losses that could be face if such information was leaked or stolen. It could also result in new opportunities for monetizing publications such as training materials, books and other documents.

Download Free eBook: Top 6 Reasons to Protect Your Documents!

Download eBook: Top 6 Reasons to Protect Your Documents

  • Top 6 reasons to protect your documents
  • Industries that need document security
  • Main benefits of PDF protection
  • Top 5 steps for implementing a document protection plan

In this free eBook we discuss some of the main reasons for securing your documents in today’s marketplace. We also look at how to simply assess your organization’s documents and distribution methods and how to implement a document protection plan so you can ensure your company takes asset protection seriously.

Cloud is imperative, though not without risks

Cloud is imperative, though not without risks

As companies continue to acquire more data, many executives are fearful of inadvertently exposing sensitive information through poor practices, especially as the cyber risk landscape becomes more sophisticated. This was highlighted in a recent study of 100 CIOs by Protiviti, which revealed that 84 percent of respondents are either somewhat or very concerned about digital document security initiatives.

The evolving threat landscape is encouraging more decision-makers to adopt cloud services, yet many firms put too much trust in providers, as only 45 percent of CIOs test vendors' document protection programs and initiatives, the study noted.

"Looking towards 2013, CIOs are charged with juggling multiple priorities, with regulation, integration and migration projects putting additional pressure on busy IT departments," said Phil Sheridan, managing director of Robert Half Technology. "But the risks of not migrating to the cloud, notably the achievement of significant cost reductions, may outweigh the potential security risks that concern IT executives."

Decision-makers should consider using advanced document rights management tools and other access control solutions that limit unauthorized use of confidential resources. By adopting these services, organizations may be able to implement the cloud with fewer concerns.

Watch Webinar About Cloud Document Security >

Potential security issues with BYOD migration

httppictures.brafton.comliveimagesPotential-security-issues-with-BYOD-migration_16000989_800921220_0_0_14061759_500The ability to complete work while on the go is helpful for many employees, and some companies have introduced bring your own device (BYOD) policies to assist staff members. Workplace productivity is paramount for businesses, especially companies that want to stay ahead of their competitors, and allowing workers to use their personal mobile devices to complete assignments helps boost efficiency.

According to eWEEK, Gartner recently identified three major security concerns that companies should consider before they introduce BYOD policies. Gartner principal research analyst Dionisio Zumerle noted that these procedures have changed the way that many businesses respond to security concerns.

“Policies and tools initially put in place to deal with mobile devices offering consumer-grade security must be revised to deal with these devices being under the ultimate control of a private user, rather than the organization,” Zumerle told the news source.

Check out the major security issues Gartner found during its study and how companies can successfully protect confidential materials against these dangers.

1. Employee access to insecure websites
Companies strive to safeguard valuable information against hackers and viruses. However, workers who use their personal mobile devices could access insecure websites, which increases a business’ security risks.

Portable document format (PDF) files are excellent for companies that prioritize document security. With PDFs, employees can easily view content on desktop computers and mobile devices, and the documents maintain their quality on all platforms. Additionally, PDFs can be customized, so every time a worker wants to view certain information, he or she can be required to enter a password to further reduce potential safety issues.

2. Data leakage
If a company’s confidential data becomes public knowledge, the business could face pressure from competitors. This secure information could prove helpful to rivals and may damage a company’s reputation and profits.

Prevent data leakage by converting documents into PDFs. Companies that effectively secure PDFs can limit workers’ access, which makes it easier for businesses to control content distribution.

3. Privacy concerns
PDFs are valuable for companies that are concerned about privacy. These documents offer various security options, and business leaders can modify access to materials at any time. Regardless of the content, company officials can control how long a reader can view a document, the number of times he or she can access content and more. Business supervisors can also implement PDFs into their daily operations to further enhance the security of confidential materials.

Cloud continues evolving, driving business change

httppictures.brafton.comliveimagesCloud-continues-evolving-driving-business-change_16000937_800921015_0_0_14070720_300Cloud computing continues to gain momentum in the private sector, forcing decision-makers to acknowledge and adapt to the technology. In a recent blog post, James Staten, principal analyst at Forrester Research, said business executives will really buckle down and embrace the cloud.

In the past, organizations were obsessed with developing a fine-tuned service-level agreement (SLA) to ensure the vendor had some stake in a firm’s ability to keep information safe. Staten believes organizations will spend less time on SLAs in the future, realizing that cloud applications need to have some level of document protection in their own right or risk exposing confidential resources.

Staten said IT executives and app developers will begin making cloud solutions more resilient, reducing dependency on the service provider while simultaneously increasing the tools’ ability to secure sensitive documents.

As the cloud continues to mature, the private sector will increasingly adopt the technology to boost performance and reduce expenses. However, companies need to ensure they do not sacrifice security in the process of migrating to the cloud and should therefore plan ahead to guarantee confidential assets are not jeopardized in the virtual environment.

Document security fears preventing cloud adoption, study finds

httppictures.brafton.comliveimagesDocument-security-fears-preventing-cloud-adoption-study-finds-_16000937_800922551_0_0_14062952_3003Few would contest the notion that cloud computing is one of the most powerful technological developments in recent years. With the cloud, firms can become more flexible while saving money and resources.

However, as a recent study demonstrated, many U.K. business decision-makers are hesitant to adopt the technology due to fears concerning inadequate document security.

Cloud Pro reported that the study, which included 300 high-ranking businesspeople, found that participants’ two greatest concerns regarding the cloud are the risk of data breaches and loss of control over data, cited by 44 and 33 percent of respondents, respectively.

As these numbers suggest, many business people are afraid that moving documents into the cloud will diminish their ability to protect the data from exposure and loss.

However, numerous industry experts have pointed out that the cloud is not inherently any more or less secure than legacy solutions. Documents stored in the cloud simply require adequate protective measures, just as documents stored in-house require protection. A firm can safely take advantage of cloud technology by implementing a high-grade document protection system focusing on the data itself, rather than the hardware on which it is stored.

Vitrium Webinar – Introducing New Web Features for Protectedpdf®

Introducing Protectedpdf Web ViewerVitrium will be hosting a webinar next month to introduce new web features for Protectedpdf®.

Choose the time and timezone that works for you!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:00-11:30am PDT

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
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Our Protectedpdf® solution now offers customers another option for publishing secure PDF documents at no extra cost! You can now publish your document online via an HTML5 web link, sending a secure web version of the document to readers who can access their documents anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device.

Seamless
Readers appreciate that there are no messy installations, firewalls, proxies, or other obstacles between them and the document. Publishers enjoy how easy it is to simply enable rights within Protectedpdf® and send out the link.

Secure
The new web features provide the security balance that publishers need to protect their investment, with all the features that publishers have come to expect from Protectedpdf® – document protection, tracking, controls, revocation and expiry, and watermarking, still included!

Any Device
With the web link, protected documents can be viewed on any modern web browser and Internet enabled device. Presto! Secure documents delivered anywhere, anytime.

Learn more about Protectedpdf’s web capabilities >

Vitrium Revolutionizes PDF Document Security and DRM With New Hassle-free Web Features for Protectedpdf®

Introducing Protectedpdf Web Viewer[PR Web] Vitrium™, a leading provider of PDF protection and document security solutions, announced today that it has revolutionized how PDF documents can be viewed with the launch of its new HTML5 based web viewer this past January.

This makes the company the first document security software provider to go to market with an online secure PDF viewer – and it’s already receiving glowing reviews from Vitrium customers and readers.

Please join Vitrium HERE for a brief webinar of how this new feature works!

Many readers hate DRM (document rights management) for how it limits their reading experience, and Vitrium is listening. The company’s Protectedpdf® solution now offers customers multiple options whereas it previously only had one – to view their secured PDF documents with Adobe Reader installed on their local computer. Now, with Vitrium’s web solution, protected documents are more accessible and less intrusive than ever before.

The new functionality comes at a time when more and more readers want to open documents on any web-enabled device, and publishers of secure documents are racing to meet this demand and add greater flexibility into the market. With this feature, Vitrium’s customers now have the option to publish their document online via an HTML5 web link, sending a secure web version of the document to their readers who can access their documents anytime, anywhere, on any web-enabled device. Also, since the web link is entirely browser based, there are no messy installations, firewalls, proxies, or other obstacles between the publishers and readers. This opens up opportunities for publishing documents to environments were user computers are IT restricted because where the browser can go the document can flow.

Readers will appreciate that there are no plugins, downloads or any other hassles disrupting access to the document, providing the seamless experience they want, and the security balance that publishers need to protect their investment. Publishers simply enable rights within Protectedpdf® and send out the link. The lightweight HTML5 codebase enables the browser to display pages quickly with a minimal loading time. In addition, all of the features of Protectedpdf® customers expect, such as document protection, tracking, controls, revocation and expiry, and watermarking are included with the new web viewer dependent upon the customer’s existing configuration options. The solution will work with any modern web browser and Internet enabled device. Vitrium is offering this new feature at no extra cost to Protectedpdf® customers.

“Vitrium’s Protectedpdf® web viewer has made a huge impact at the American Trucking Associations. We can now secure our intellectual property for our members and sell them to our customers, online, in a fast and easy web link, accessible anywhere. I’d recommend Vitrium’s Protectedpdf® web viewer for securing PDFs.”

– Shehab Moustafa, VP, Information Technology
American Trucking Associations

“Protectedpdf® customers now have more options for delivering their secure documents than ever before.” says Susan Daly, CEO at Vitrium Systems. “We wanted to improve and enhance our technology to help our customers retain their reader’s loyalty by providing a good experience viewing a secure document. We’re delighted with the quality, usability and uptake of this new feature within our Protectedpdf® product line.”

- Susan Daly, President & CEO
Vitrium Systems Inc.

About Vitrium Systems

Vitrium provides document security solutions that empower content owners and publishers of PDF documents to protect their valuable content. It’s more than copyright protection; it’s protection of intellectual property, revenue-generating content, or confidential and sensitive information. Vitrium’s flagship product, Protectedpdf® has been trusted by over 1,000 companies and accessed by over a million users worldwide.

SMBs must up security strategies

SMBs Must Up Security StrategiesAlthough small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are often considered the heart and soul of the private sector, their inability to implement advanced document security initiatives could hinder their influence. Although many enterprises work with SMBs to develop more robust leads and deploy innovative software, vulnerable SMBs are often avoided, according to a Dark Reading report.

“Taking a lax attitude toward security can hinder the chance for growth through contracts or partnerships with large public or government entities,” said Brian Burch of Symantec, according to the news source. “Why? [Because] large companies are wary of the risks with connecting and sharing confidential information with smaller companies who are not properly protected.”

Unfortunately, small companies face the same risks that large organizations are forced to deal with, though often with a smaller budget and fewer exhaustible resources, Dark Reading asserted. For this reason, SMB decision-makers need to break through barriers and deploy the most advanced, cost-effective document protection strategies to ensure mission-critical resources are not inadvertently exposed.

Encryption and other document security initiatives are still a very plausible way to keep confidential solutions protected, according to a separate study by InformationWeek Reports. By adopting a combination of advanced protective tools, small firms may be able to reduce risk.