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Vitrium Systems Introduces protectedpdf and protectedpdf.crm

Nov 1, 2005 12:00:35 PM

The first in a suite of breakthrough software as a service digital rights management and PDF protection products

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada — November 1, 2005 — Vitrium Systems, a provider of Software as a Service (SaaS) digital rights management (DRM) protection technology, today announced the launch of two breakthrough SaaS DRM PDF protection products, protectedpdf and protectedpdf.crm. Vitrium's technology blends security, value, and ease of use in a way not yet seen in this marketplace.
"The protectedpdf suite, starting with protectedpdf and protectedpdf.crm, takes a fundamental document medium, tackles its flaws, and unlocks its potential," sums up Narayan Sainaney, President and CTO of Vitrium Systems. "We're bringing comprehensive and affordable PDF control and monitoring to businesspeople across the spectrum."
Protectedpdf lets businesspeople secure, control and audit access to sensitive documents both within and outside their organizations, while protectedpdf.crm puts the same tracking and updating functionality in the service of sales & marketing professionals, allowing them to measure the reach and impact of white papers, sell sheets, and other collateral.
With protectedpdf, creating and monitoring a secure PDF is easy. A user uploads a standard PDF to and sets a security policy for the document: which individuals can access the PDF and when, what specific credentials each must provide to do so, what privileges each will be granted, and so on. Once the desired security settings are in place, converts the file to a protectedpdf, and the owner can then distribute it.
Provided they supply the required credentials into the registration "coversheet" Protectedpdf builds into the document, those who open the protectedpdf can do so using Adobe® Acrobat® Reader, just as they would any standard PDF. The owner can then track every time the document is read and/or modified and by whom and, as appropriate, revoke access to any or all people when the document goes out of date. Using the interface the owner can, within minutes, remove multiple protectedpdfs from circulation and replace them with updated ones.
Protectedpdf.crm, Vitrium Systems second new product, uses the same underlying technology to address an entirely different need: lead generation. Those who register to receive white papers, sell sheets, and other materials typically offered as PDFs will often pass them on to other professionals, and those professionals may be potential sales leads also. However, organizations haven't known who is reading their materials beyond those who've registered for them. Adding to the problem, those PDFs have remained in circulation even when they go out of date.
With protectedpdf.crm, marketers can create PDFs that track themselves, and so function as electronic marketing research assistants. Any person who opens the file who has not previously registered will have to supply whatever qualifying information the marketer desires. That information, along with details such as the time the document was viewed and how many times it is viewed, can be automatically routed to the company CRM system. Vitrium Systems is a partner and is set up to work as a custom tab.
Marketers who use protectedpdf.crm for their PDFs will also have peace of mind knowing that, just like with protectedpdf, out-of-date materials can easily be removed from circulation.
Vitrium Systems offers a 60-day free trial period of protectedpdf™. After the trial period ends, users pay $29.99 for 5MB of active protectedpdf™ storage per month. Larger storage is also offered, if interested contact Vitrium Systems for more information.


Vitrium Systems offers a 60-day free trial period of protectedpdf.crm™. After the trial period ends, users pay $99.95 per document per month, with unlimited leads.



Publishers require Adobe® Acrobat® Professional (v6.01 or later) or any third party PDF writer and an Internet connection. Readers require Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (v.6.01 or later) and an Internet connection.


Publishers require an account with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution such as, Adobe® Acrobat® Professional (v.6.01 or later) or any third-party PDF writer, and an Internet connection. Readers require Adobe® Acrobat® Reader v.6.01 (or later) and an Internet connection.

About Vitrium Systems

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Vitrium Systems is a private company specializing in document protection through their protectedpdf™ platform, the world's first on-demand self-publishing platform. For more information about Vitrium and its products, visit our web site at or