Drumlin PDF Security Software and Service


What is Drumlin PDF Security?

The Drumlin PDF Security system (offline PDF security) is comprised of several elements, as summarized below:

  • Our free Drumlin Publisher software, which converts existing PDF files into a very secure format using our proprietary 256-bit encryption technologies - DrumlinPublisher is described with screenshots in the documentation PDF that you can view here:DrumlinPublisher PDF Documentation. DrumlinPublisher is provided free of charge and can be downloaded from here
  • Drumlin Digital Rights Management (DRM) service - this provides the central document authorization facilities. It is based on a Microsoft Windows ASP/.NET platform and uses an SQLServer database
  • OurJavelinPDF readers for Windows, Mac OSX, Android and iPAD/iPhone, provide the perfect delivery mechanism for the secured PDFs, enabling users to authorize and read the secured files with minimal technical know-how. Javelin readers are very small and have no substantive system dependencies, so require minimal installation. For Apple's iPADs and iPhones, Android devices and Mac OSX operating systems they can be installed directly from the AppStore facilities on the end user's device.
  • Drumlin PDF reader/publisher: (superceded now by the new Drumlin Publisher software)

The great advantage of using PDF files secured with the Drumlin service is that they enable you to set the dates you want to allow the file to be read from and to, how often the recipient can view them and whether they can print them (and if so, how many times/pages may be printed). And you can be confident that documents cannot be copied or saved as PDFs. Furthermore, using the option to create locked files, they can only be read by people you provide authorization to, and cannot be copied to another machine or individual. We currently have customers using Drumlin to secure 1000s of documents distributed to users throughout the World. Of course, there is a huge range of applications for this technology, including:

  • Academic (STM), education and training books, materials, journals and reports
  • Commercial and self-published books
  • Courseware materials, such as Powerpoint presentation in PDF format and PDF Course notes
  • Market research reports
  • Corporate publications: Price lists, Presentations, Technical documentation sets, Marketing materials, Press releases, Product catalogs
  • User and technical manuals
  • Financial documents: Confidential documents, client portfolio information, annual reports etc
  • Magazines, journals and newsletters
  • Pre-release materials

Javelin PDF readers





Javelin PDF readers are free and designed with end users in mind. Javelin readers are small, fast, high quality PDF readers with built-in security. To download our Javelin PDF readers simply select the reader required from ourJavelin downloads page. Javelin for iPAD/Iphone is available for download from the iPAD/iPhone App Store and Javelin for Mac OSX is available via the App Store facility on modern Mac OSX computers. The Javelin for Android reader is available via the Google Play App Store and direct from our own website here. The secure versions of PDF files are created using ourDrumlin Publishersoftware, which is also free.