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Smart Redact from Foxit Software AI based document redaction

AI-based redaction with Foxit Smart Redact

Foxit Smart Redact provides a simple, easy, efficient, and comprehensive method to assist people in dealing with sensitive information from PDF documents. It helps users who need to redact sensitive information in PDF but don’t know the exact words to redact in advance.
About the author: Thomas Zellmann has been working in electronic data processing (EDP) for more than 30 years and has extensive experience with classic and modern IT solutions. Prior to joining LuraTech/Foxit in 2001 he worked … Read more
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Thomas Zellmann
August 11, 2022

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For many documents it is very important to remove sensitive information before these documents are shared or published on the Internet. PDF offers the functionality of redaction for this.

The task is relatively easy once you know exactly what kind of data to remove. This can be names, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses or e.g. bank details.

It becomes difficult if you cannot precisely define the data to be protected. This can perhaps be solved manually for a few documents or a few pages. In the case of large documents or a high volume of documents, the manual effort is too high and very error-prone.

This is where the AI-based solution Foxit Smart Redact helps to completely and securely remove sensitive information from PDF documents. Smart Redact provides an intelligent review process to verify accuracy. Users can quickly verify the redactions and make any necessary changes in a matter of seconds.

For automation, users can create profiles that let them select the confidential information which should be deleted. The Batch Redact function supports to run the profiles against many documents.

Another important feature is that Foxit Smart Redact is TAA-compliant and SOC2 certified, so users can trust that information will not be vulnerable. Azure hosts the service. AES256 encrypts data transmission between the Foxit cloud and Foxit PDF Editor. Once the analysis is complete, files are sent to the cloud for redaction. Users’ files are deleted so they do not remain accessible.

Smart Redact is a plug-in for Foxit PDF Editor. To add this functionality, simply buy it as an add-on or try it free.

Founded in 2001, Foxit is a leading provider of innovative PDF and eSignature products and services, helping knowledge workers increase productivity and do more with documents. Foxit combines easy-to-use desktop software, mobile apps, and cloud services in one powerful solution: The Foxit PDF Editor Suite. This Intelligent Document Platform allows…

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