SOURCE: activePDF, Inc.

activePDF, Inc.

April 12, 2010 08:00 ET

activePDF Announces the Release of activePDF Portal 2010

MISSION VIEJO, CA--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) - activePDF, Inc., a leading provider of server-based PDF creation, conversion and development tools for Microsoft Windows®, today announced the official release of activePDF Portal 2010, the latest addition to its comprehensive product suite.

A server-based PDF viewer and editor, activePDF Portal enables organizations to extend PDF viewing and editing capabilities to any user directly within a standard web browser. Hosted entirely on the server, Portal makes it possible for end users to interactively view and modify PDF documents from any source -- adding comments, form fields, bookmarks, and more -- without requiring any client-side software such as Adobe Reader or Flash, or the use of ActiveX controls. Companies using activePDF Portal can selectively disable PDF editing, printing and saving capabilities, allowing for full protection against unauthorized distribution or tampering. Highlights from Portal's robust feature set include:

  • Browser-based PDF viewing and editing capabilities, with no client-side software or plug-ins required.
  • Users can edit PDF files from any source, with tools for adding and editing bookmarks, annotations, drawing objects, form fields, and more.
  • Administrators can optionally disable PDF editing and saving tools, increasing the security of sensitive information.
  • Mobile-device readiness allows users to view, edit, and form-fill PDFs using smart phones or similar mobile devices.

The release of activePDF Portal is extremely timely, with recent headlines citing unauthorized distribution of highly-sensitive PDF documents -- most notably the Travel Safety Administration's (TSA) December leak of a PDF containing detailed information regarding its passenger screening procedures -- causing many organizations to revisit their PDF usage and dissemination policies. Further, earlier this month Adobe's free Reader software garnered the dubious distinction of the software most often exploited in targeted attacks, according to F-Secure, a Finnish security company, raising further concerns over the general security of PDF documents and their usage as a means to publicly share information. "The introduction of activePDF Portal couldn't come at a better time," comments activePDF CEO, Tim Sullivan. "Given recent concerns with PDF security and the rise in PDF-based attacks, Portal provides organizations the means to completely secure PDF forms and documents behind their firewall, ensuring they are protected from unauthorized distribution or malicious use, while still providing users with the information they need." In addition to increased PDF security, Portal offers IT departments relief from managing and supporting costly client-side PDF editors by providing server-based access to the most commonly requested PDF editing tools, including form creation, form filling, commenting, and page manipulation. "We're thrilled to be able to offer our clients a way to meet their user demand without breaking the bank," states Sullivan. "We're looking forward to introducing new features and functionality that will further alleviate enterprises from the need to maintain individual user licenses of PDF viewing or editing tools."

For more information regarding activePDF Portal 2010, visit: Trial versions of the software may be downloaded from the activePDF website,, and the product is currently available for purchase online through the company's online store as well as through its worldwide network of software resellers and distributors.

About activePDF

activePDF is a leading provider of PDF creation, conversion and development tools, catering to the increasing demand for automated electronic content management practices within today's key vertical enterprise markets. Founded in January 2000, activePDF has since built a substantial market presence with over 14,000 customers and approximately 40,000 server licenses worldwide. Headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, activePDF is privately held and self-funded, with a global distribution network spanning every continent. activePDF clients consist of almost 40% of Fortune and Global 500 organizations, with customers spanning every industry -- including IBM, NASA, Harvard University, Warner Bros., Citibank, ACCOR, Siemens, AXA, L'Oreal and Procter & Gamble. More info at:

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