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How SafeShare uses dynamic watermarking to discourage collaborators from copying file views

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How SafeShare uses dynamic watermarking to discourage collaborators from copying file views

May 28, 2020

Why does SafeShare use dynamic watermarking?

Dynamic watermarking is unique to every collaborator who has access to a sensitive document, whereas traditional watermarks have an identifier which remains static when the document is shared. With traditional watermarks it’s hard to accurately identify the source if a document is leaked.

Because SafeShare uses dynamic watermarking it gives them the unique ability to apply a dynamic watermark for each individual collaborator who will have access to a sensitive document.

SafeShare’s Content Viewer protects and facilitates this dynamic watermark, discouraging collaborators from screen grabbing or taking a photo of content. And it also allows the administrator to accurately identify the source of the original leaked document.

How does SafeShare’s Content Viewer work?

  1. SafeShare’s watermark is dynamically created by the administrator of the document using the Content Viewer.
  2. Once enabled, the Content Viewer generates a unique detailed identity profile for every single collaborator who will be receiving the sensitive document
  3. This dynamic watermark is displayed on each collaborators screen, takes the form of a large semi-transparent text that consists of the following data:
    • Email address of the currently signed-in collaborator viewing the file
    • SafeShare Platform URL
    • ID of the file/Secure Object
    • The classification applied to the file by its owner (if applicable)
    • Date/time when the file was viewed
  4. Because the collaborator is unable to remove or alter this semi-transparent text it discourages collaborators from screen grabbing or taking a photo of content and provides a real time and permanentdigital history of file viewing.

Example of dynamic watermarking with user data:

 

What file formats does the SafeShare content viewer support?

File-type categorySupported file formats (file name extensions)
Image filesbmp, gif, jpeg, jpg, png
Word processing/text documentsdoc, docx, html, mhtml, odt, ooxm, rtf, xhtml
Documents with static contentpdf
Presentation filesodp, pot, pyx, pps, ppsx, ppt, pptx
Spreadsheet/data filescsv, ods, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx, xlxm

 

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