Bluebeam is announcing the availability of Bluebeam PDF Revu as a free PDF viewer in response to recent security attacks on the Adobe Reader PDF viewer. The security flaws have become so severe and widespread that on Tuesday, April 21st, Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer of security firm F-Secure, urged PDF users to uninstall Adobe Reader in favor of a more secure PDF viewer.
Bluebeam PDF Revu’s free PDF viewing features include tabbed navigation for opening multiple files, MultiView technology for displaying up to 16 PDFs simultaneously and advanced search options for locating keywords and phrases in PDFs. All PDF files, whether opened from a network drive or downloaded from the Internet, are opened in Bluebeam’s standalone application, Bluebeam PDF Revu, not in an Internet browser. In addition to free PDF viewing and printing, Bluebeam PDF Revu functions as a trial for PDF creation, markup and editing for 30 days after installation.
“PDF users who heed Hypponen’s advice and uninstall Adobe Reader can use Bluebeam PDF Revu for secure PDF viewing,” said Don Jacob, Bluebeam Software VP of Engineering. “Bluebeam is built on more modern technology, so it isn’t susceptible to the types of security attacks that have recently affected many Adobe Reader users.”
About Bluebeam Software, Inc.
Bluebeam Software invents, develops and commercializes PDF solutions intelligently designed to meet the needs of government agencies and contractors, design and engineering firms, businesses and other professional users. Bluebeam provides users with high-quality, easy-to-use products that enable them to securely share information and collaborate electronically, with virtually no learning curve. For more information about the company, visit Bluebeam Software at www.bluebeam.com.
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