Foxit Reader 7 delivers collaboration and security enhancements

FREMONT, Calif. September 24, 2014 – Foxit® Software, a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions, today announced a new version of its flagship PDF reader, Foxit Reader 7.0, providing both a consumer and enterprise edition. Foxit Reader’s success and popularity has resulted in over 275 million downloads; making it the second most used PDF technology in the industry. Now organizations can deploy a consistent and proven PDF solution enterprise-wide, allowing everyone to view, create, and annotate PDF documents.

Details of the new capabilities in Foxit Reader 7.0 include:

First Shared Review for Desktop and Mobile Users

Foxit Shared Review bridges the gap between mobile and desktop knowledge workers to foster positive collaboration to develop better documents.  Shared Review allows document authors to share a document where all reviewers can provide comments and view and respond to each other’s comments.  Since knowledge workers use both desktop and mobile devices, Foxit Reader and MobilePDF Business users can participate in a Shared Review initiated by Foxit PhantomPDF Business.

Updated Foxit Enterprise Reader RMS Plug-in for Security Improvements

The Foxit Enterprise Reader RMS Plug-in allows users to view, annotate, and protect PDF in Microsoft Active Directory® Rights Management Services and Azure™ Active Directory Rights Management environments.  New enhancements to Foxit Enterprise Reader RMS Plug-in include:

  •  A mechanism that revokes a PDF document that has already been issued, which is called dynamic revocation. For example, remove rights from an individual when they leave your organization or remove access to a document when it becomes out of date.
  •  Ability for users to sort, filter, correlate, and analyze log entries, for information such as who accessed documents, which documents were accessed and when, how many copies were printed, and more.  This provides valuable business intelligence regarding the usage of protected documents.
  •  Additional access rights control allowing the document owner to control the following:

-  The number of times a user can access a document.

- The number of times a user can print a document.

­-  Select which pages users are allowed to access.  This is very valuable when it’s required to provide rights to only certain pages of a document.

­ - Only allow users within an IP white list to access the document – for example, only users in the building versus external users.

  • Protection (encryption) PDF files when creating the PDF files using the Foxit add-ins within Microsoft Office.

2D Barcode Display

Displays 2D barcode generated from Ultraforms® enabled fillable PDF forms.  Foxit Ultraforms enabled forms generate a 2D barcode right onto the form that contains the variable data entered into the form by the end user. After printing and signing, submitted forms can be quickly scanned and the form’s data can be easily and accurately captured into databases or applications.

User Environment Customization

Foxit Reader’s user interface is built on a ribbon-based toolbar based on Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 15) style design, providing users with a familiar user experience.  A ribbon is an interface which provides graphical command buttons organized in tabs based on function, which is a more intuitive and efficient way for users to find, comprehend, and execute commands. Foxit Reader 7.0 now allows users to create new tabs or customize current tabs.  User can define which buttons should be located in which tab, or direct create a new tab with their favorite buttons.

"Foxit Reader’s feature richness, high performance, and easy deployability make it the PDF Reader of choice for many of today’s largest and most demanding enterprises," said Phil Lee, VP of Enterprise Sales at Foxit Corporation. "Foxit provides enterprises with a complete PDF platform joined through a common user experience, allowing them to standardize on a single PDF provider."

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Software

Foxit is a leading software provider of fast, affordable, and secure PDF solutions.  Businesses and consumers increase productivity by using Foxit’s cost effective solutions to securely work with PDF documents and forms.  Software developers reduce costs and improve time to market with Foxit’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) to incorporate robust PDF technology into their application workflows. This technology shares the same underlying technology that powers Google’s open-source PDFium project. Winner of numerous awards, Foxit boasts over 275 million users and has sold to over 100,000 customers located in over 200 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1/PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.


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