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Protect & Deliver PDF files on Windows

Encrypt pdf files and lock on hardware dongle. Protected pdf files run in designated player and restrict copy-paste and printing. Locked pdf files can be delivered by any media.

AuthGuru data protection solution is also designed to comply and protect PDF files. These could be any specific document, tutorial docs, corporate training docs and likewise. Our customer usually converts the word, ppt or other document file in pdf format and protect them. It empowers the content owners to fight against illegal access, copying or counterfeiting and data piracy. Flexible licensing allows controlled sale and secured distribution of pdf files for machine specific or portable license.

Encryption and Protection together

Features & Benefits

  • No Printing: Print command is blocked so no printing is allowed
  • No Editing: Editing or making changes to document is blocked
  • No unauthorized access: Running using valid hardware dongle key makes it non-accessible to unauthorized users
  • No illegal copying: Strong licensing is applied which stops making copying
  • No copy-paste: Copy paste shortcuts are disabled which makes the document more secured
  • Does not run without dongle: Protected pdf runs only in the protected player but not without the valid hardware dongle
  • Runs with intended player only: Protected Pdf files runs only with the protected player, which again runs with the valid hardware dongle
  • Works only on windows machine: Files protected for windows machine doesn’t work on any other media like android, Mac or others

How it Works

We provide a customized GUI based pdf player. You need to protect all pdf files for once and lock with the pdf player. Then you need to create or program the hardware dongle key for each user. So basically user will be given the protected pdf file, protected player and the hardware dongle key. The licensed hardware dongle key will allow the users to view the protected files.

  • Protect pdf files
  • Lock pdf player
  • Program hardware dongle key
  • Distribute these to end-user
  • End user will connect the dongle, run player and open the pdf file

As pdf files are encrypted, these can be distributed by any media USB flash drive, mails, online download link etc., which will run only when the dongle is connected.

License Locking Methods

Licensing is applied to maintain the integrity of the application. It helps in achieving controlled and intended distribution of intellectual property. The protected application will run only when the valid license is found thus makes it copy-protected. These licensing can be allowed for single user or multiuser application. Each licensing serves specific purpose.

Machine Locked Software License Key

This license is intended to work for single user. This license key is installed in form of software. AuthGuru licensing uses combination of Mac ID and Hard Disk unique ID of the machine to make it unique for every machine. This way this is machine bound license. Software license key is not portable. The software license resides in encrypted form in the internal memory, which is not accessible by the end-user.

  • Machine bound or machine dependent
  • Requires machine information for which license is to be issued
  • Won't repair if machine gets formatted
  • Doesn’t work if Mac ID or Hard disk changes
  • Less costlier than hardware dongle

USB Dongle or Hardware License Key

A hardware dongle key is portable license. It looks like normal flash drive or pen drive and connects to a machine via standard USB port. Each hardware dongle key has unique ID on which the license is locked.

  • Machine independent
  • No machine information required
  • Detachable - doesn't effect if computer crashes
  • Portable - can work on more than one machine but one at a time
  • Costlier than software license

Machine locked USB license Key

This is combination of above two license keys – software license and hardware USB key (SL + HL). This provides greater security. License key works only when the programmed HL key is connected to the machine where designated SL key is installed.

  • Strong combination
  • Costlier than SL and HL Key
  • Dual dependency - machine and USB dongle
  • Won't work if machine gets crashes
  • Rarely used due to cost and complexity
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