Fresh New Interface Invigorates Protectedpdf® Document DRM Security Software – Customers Love It

[Vancouver, Sept 15, 2014] Vitrium™, providers of PDF document security and DRM solutions, announced today that their recent upgrade of Protectedpdf® to version 5.0 has been a resounding success with its customers. The sweeping set of new features introduced in July this year brought a fresh new interface design, enhanced security, and more utility to Vitrium’s popular Protectedpdf® document security software solution – making it one the most hassle-free, robust, and feature-rich document security solutions on the market today.

“I’ve been playing with the new interface today and have to say I like it. It makes many things much, much easier. Kudos all around.” – Happy Protectedpdf® Customer

To find out more about all the features now included with Protectedpdf, click here!

Customers Love Protectedpdf’s New Features:

Protectedpdf New Interface

1. Fresh and Faster Interface
A newly designed administrative interface modernizes, simplifies and streamlines the tool making it much more intuitive and useful for Protectedpdf® administrators. It looks awesome!

A new setup wizard, tooltips, and easy-to-understand graphics, help customers get up and running with the new interface quickly, and enable users to process a secure document faster. Pro and Enterprise customers are able to access these features with an upgrade.

2. 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). These enhancements offer content creators the ability to not only protect documents better with more robust watermarks, but also limit the visual interference a watermark can have on branded documents should it be desired.

3. New “Social DRM”
All customers now have the option to choose “Social DRM”, a lightweight DRM solution that simply seals the document with a generic, text-based 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.

4. Web Viewer Bookmark Support
The web viewer now displays bookmarks from the original PDF, and shows 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.

5. Hardened security
All hosted Standard, Pro and Enterprise customers now have built-in: AES 128-bit encryption, MITM attack prevention, Replay attack prevention, and a more robust locking methodology is used behind the scenes to seal the document. Enterprise customers with installed solutions are able to take advantage of these improvements when they update their Protectedpdf® Enterprise Server.

6. Unlimited Customizable Document Policy Templates
Administrators now can apply custom policy templates at the document level. This makes it much easier for document owners to save common settings as a policy (template) and easily apply them to new documents as they are sealed. Admins can store as many policies as they like and apply them to any applicable document.

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

7. Improved API
With the new release, Vitrium has brought 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.

“We’re delighted that our customers are reacting so positively to the improvements we’ve made to Protectedpdf®. We’ve worked hard to listen to our customers, and respond with improvements that make our software easier to use and more functional. This upgrade was one of the biggest upgrades to Protectedpdf® that we have made to date, and we’ll continue to evolve and grow so that Protectedpdf® keeps its position as the most hassle-free document protection tool available in the market.” – Susan Daly, President & CEO, Vitrium Systems Inc.

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

New free book: Top 6 reasons for protecting your documents! http://www.vitrium.com/resources/document-protection-white-papers-ebooks/

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1 A 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)
2 Replay 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)

It’s all About Togetherness – Vitrium Invites Channel Partners to Play in the DRM and PDF Document Security Space

[PR Web]Secure Your Future - Partner With Vitrium Vitrium™, a leading provider of PDF security and DRM solutions, announced today that it has launched a channel partner program to empower businesses to address document security needs in their markets. Value Added Resellers (VARs) and other resellers are invited to distribute Vitrium’s Protectedpdf® cloud and installed software solution to their enterprise and commercial customers.

The new Vitrium Channel Program is designed to help businesses meet the increasing market demand for mobile friendly document security solutions that travel with the document, and are plugin-free.

Roughly 60%(1) of workplace readers use more than two devices, plus readers share files more than ever before(2). These shared documents (and the content in them) are more vulnerable today for theft and loss in any industry. Recent news of spectacular security failures in the document sharing space has made markets more aware of security issues in the cloud file sharing market in general, and this understanding, coupled with tremendous overall growth in this sector, means that companies can partner with Vitrium to capitalize on these growth opportunities. Together, we can help more customers protect their content better, and that helps make content a little safer for everyone.

For more information about Vitrium’s Channel Partner Program, download the free white paper “Secure Your Future”.

About the New Channel Program

Vitrium comes to market with four new partnership opportunities:

  1. Referral Partner: The “Referral Partner” program entices go-getters to go get leads and bring them to Vitrium for a commission. Vitrium hopes to attract business in the SMB market with this offering.
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  3. Reseller Partner: Vitrium’s “Reseller Partner” is aimed at VAR’s (value-added resellers) and other businesses. The Reseller program has 3 tiers: the “Sentry”, “Guardian” and “Vanguard” designed to match the seller’s business. The program offers several benefits such as discounts, co-marketing, joint business planning sessions, sales training, and more, depending on the selected tier.
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  5. OEM Partner: Vitrium wants to enable software developers to access greater market potential by offering document protection embedded into their solutions. Integrating Protectedpdf® will and shorten development cycles and give OEM partners access to a wide range of partner benefits.
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  7. Strategic Partner: With its “Strategic Partner” program, Vitrium hopes to build relationships with companies that have joint interests in our markets and align our business and development strategies to effectively compete.

All the programs offer a high level of personalized attention from Vitrium and the support and tools needed for success.

Interested businesses should contact Vitrium http://www.vitrium.com/channel_program/partner/.

“Vitrium’s Protectedpdf® is poised to become a go-to-solution for mobile secure document sharing since we are one of the only providers of PDF security that delivers content seamlessly to mobile devices without the hassle of downloads and plug-ins. Partnering with Vitrium will enable our channel partners to capitalize on the secure file sharing market, build our joint interests, and serve our customers better.”

Susan Daly, President & CEO, Vitrium Systems Inc.

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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Link to the original PRWeb release www.prweb.com/releases/Protectedpdf-releases-new/DRM-features/prweb11936696.htm

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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.

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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
1:00-1:30pm EDT

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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 >