Drumlin: Document Security with Digital Rights Management


Bridging the PDF and Document Copyright Protection Gap

"Drumlin Security are very easy to work with, provide a terrific product and are quick to respond to questions. I highly recommend their services!" Don LaSota, LaSota Racing, USA ... more testimonials

Our mission is to ensure that your PDF and Office Document files are fully protected against onward distribution, content copying and unauthorized printing. Access to secured PDFs is supported by date controls, advanced watermarking and sophisticated tracking, all provided at a highly competitive price with great customer service

OfflineUsing our secure "Javelin" PDF readers - Use our free software to create and distribute strongly encrypted PDFs protected with our cloud-based Digital Rights Management (DRM) services. Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more) can be converted to PDF files for offline protection
OnlineOur PDF2HTML5 website - provides PDF conversion to secured HTMl5 for display using a modern web browser with no printing, copying or downloading, optional user access control, service management, technical support and more. Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more) files can be converted to encrypted HTML5 files for online protection
ManagedOffline and Online Services - Where we do all the work for you: File encryption, hosting, e-commerce, distribution, service management, technical support and more

Our software and services enables you to securely distribute books, technical manuals, training courseware, newsletters, market research reports and similar documents that are in PDF format. Facilities for converting Powerpoint files to fully interactive web-based secure versions are available. Our technology ensures your documents are truly secure from copying and have other permissioning controls applied to them (e.g. no printing, date expiry, smart watermarking etc). Please Contact usfor more details and advice on implementing your project.

For offline/downloadable secure PDF distribution you can use our free Drumlin Publisher software to strongly encrypt your PDF files, with an extensive range of permissioning controls applied, as illustrated below:

For cross-platform distribution (to PCs, Macs, Android devices, iPhones and iPADs/iPhones) publishers use our free Drumlin Publisher software to create secure files and then distribute these files via the web, dropbox, email, USB drive etc. End users then use our free Javelin PDF readers on their PC, Mac, iPAD/iPhone or Android device to view these files following a simple and automated authorization process. Online (web-based) secure PDF distribution is also available as a Managed Service, as described on our Managed Online Secure PDF Distributionpage

Demos of Offline Document Security (videos) Demos of Online Document Security (web based)
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Our Secure PDF Copyright Protection Solutions provide:

  • PDF Copyright protection: Your documents are safe as your PDFs never need to leave your own site, negating the need for uploading to 3rd party servers. Permission controls include protection against piracy, copy protection, date expiry, print control, intelligent watermarking and centralized authorization and tracking.
  • DRM removal tools prevention: The Drumlin DRM and associated software and services are not susceptible to the use of widely available software and tools which remove the DRM.
  • True PDF display: correct fonts, layout, images, tables and pagination provided using our free Javelin PDF readers. Therefore there is no need for conversion to HTML5 or Flash.
  • Offline reading: view your documents anywhere, anytime, on any PC, Mac, iPAD/iPhone and Android device - no need for an internet connection.
  • Online reading option: view your documents anywhere, anytime, via a suitably enabled web browser. Ideal for corporate documents, training and procedures manuals, brochures, catalogs, magazines and subscription newsletter services
  • Fast, clear, zoomable content:, even with 1000+ page documents you can have fast zoomable content with no restriction on the number, type or length of documents.
  • Offline catalogs of books and publications supported as standard for mobile devices, as well as bookmarks, document markup and annotation.
  • Perfect for technical and procedures manuals, reference books, course materials, educational books, formatted ebooks, legal documents, market research reports, picture books, novels, newsletters and more.
  • Cost effectivePDF managed servicesare available for publishers wishing to leave everything to us.

We have been providing secure PDF distribution solutions and services for individual publishers and authors, training organizations and corporations of all types and sizes since 2006. Our end user software is free and the services are free to try. They are available as low cost per document subscription services or single-purchase packages for individuals and publishers who wish to create and manage their own secured PDF files (please see ourStore page for more details). We also provide a personalized fullyManaged Servicesif you wish to leave everything to us - with the additional option of delivering PDFs via an online service accessed via the user's web browser. The business case for the Drumlin/Javelin solution is compelling.

Please look around our website using the menu items above for much more information. In particular please see: thePDF managed servicepage for more information on fully managed services; the Publishing Guidance page if you want to manage the process yourself; and the Store page for pricing. Finally, please read ourAboutpage for more details on the use of our software and services.

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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.


Our PDF copyright protection services are used by clients throughout the world, including: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Ecuador, Eire, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Kazakstan, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe and more ...

and sectors: Book Publishing, Newsletters, Newspapers, Medical Education, Management Training, Flight Training, Car Tuning, IT Courseware, Schools Courseware, Market Research reports, Investor Research, Aircraft Engineering and Maintenance Training, Pipeline Installation and Maintenance Training, Language Training, Marine Engineering, Legal documents, Catalogs, Contracts, Bioengineering, and many more...

We also publish our own books using print, Drumlin PDF, MOBI, Web (HTML/HTML5)and ePUB formats. Please see details of our titles published under The Winchesea Press imprinthere

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