Drumlin Security has announced today that its new “Click and Go” can now be downloaded. The software is free, and there are no requirement for onsite DRM infrastructure. This solution works by wrapping a PDF and a compatible reading app in Drumlin’s custom DRM. No outside app is required. Costs for “Click and Go” start as low as a quarter per PDF.
The publisher of a Drumlin PDF can use encryption with the option to ensure that they can only be read once they have been authorized. Even then, these files can only be opened on the individual PC on which they have been authorized – such files cannot be copied and read elsewhere. You can also apply several other control to such documents, such as setting start and end dates for viewing; enabling or disabling printing; screen capture protection; and intelligent watermarking.
The Drumlin PDF Reader enables the end user of a secured PDF to open the document. They enter an alphanumeric authorization code supplied to them by the publisher of the secured PDF, which is checked against the records on the central Drumlin DRM service. If all is OK the user can view and optionally print this file according to the settings the publisher has made.
Note that this is not compatible with Adobe and it is dependent on internet access.This might be an important detail if you decide touse it.