Redax® is a family of products that enable you to completely and permanently delete (redact) sensitive information from PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Redax Enterprise Server operates on the server rather than on individual desktops, like the Redax Plug-in, and does not require Adobe® Acrobat® to perform a redaction.
Redax has a wide range of uses:
- Government agencies can redact PDF documents in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act.
- Pharmaceutical companies can redact PDF documents for submission of a preliminary NDA (New Drug Application) or IND (Investigational New Drug Application).
- Manufacturing and technology companies can protect proprietary information when filing for patents.
- Legal professionals can redact private information from public documents before submitting briefs to US courts or agencies that accept electronic filings.
Designed for use in high-volume settings, Redax Enterprise Server offers these advantages:
- Redact specific text or entire pages on the server
- NEW in version 3.0 — Adobe PDF Library-based WordFinder for enhanced text-finding
- Mark for redaction by word or phrase list
- NEW in version 3.0 — Mark for redaction by pattern
- NEW in version 3.0 — Mark for redaction by regular expression
- Redact documents by category
- Improved control over appearance of redacted areas — Different colors and transparency levels can be assigned to the frame and interior of the final redacted areas in the document. A character can be assigned to replace redacted text, or the area can be left blank.
- Separate preferences utility — RedaxESconfig, is supplied with Redax Enterprise Server, lets you easily define preferences in an XML file through a graphical user interface. Designating the file on the command line enables you to define all your preferences at once, instead of individually with separate options.
- Easy system integration — Redax Enterprise Server can be easily integrated with existing enterprise workflows and document management systems.
- Ability to process large quantities of data — Multiple documents can be marked for redaction, and then redacted, in batch mode.
- Automated markup and redaction — The server-based command-line solution enables automation of markup and redaction through scripting.
- User-friendly bulk processing capability — Server commands implemented through watch directories allow reviewers to process multiple documents from their client workstations by simply dragging and dropping files.
- Workgroup features — Redax boxes can be color coded and associated with a reviewer’s name, enabling multiple reviewers to work on the same documents — encrypted documents can be redacted with an Owner password.
- Exemption code support — Redax Enterprise Server supports predefined exemption codes associated with specific types of markup in accordance with the United States Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
- Acrobat and Redax plug-in integration — Redax Enterprise Server accepts markup from both Acrobat and Redax plug-in products. In addition, Redax boxes can be viewed in Acrobat and Acrobat® Reader™ without any Redax plug-ins installed.
The remainder of this guide contains the following:
- General Options describes the general options available in Redax Enterprise Server.
- Preparing for Redaction helps you plan your redaction project and create list files.
- Evaluating Your Document explains how to determine whether a document has any problems that might affect the redaction process.
- Marking Text for Redaction shows the different ways to mark text to be redacted.
- Using Lists, Patterns, and Regular Expressions explains three additional tools for marking up a document.
- Command-line Options for Marking Text describes the command syntax and the options to use for marking information for redaction.
- Marking Images for Redaction describes how to mark vector or bitmap images for redaction.
- Redacting Documents describes how to permanently and completely delete the marked-up text from your documents.
- Before Release lists steps to take before releasing redacted documents.
- Generating Reports describes how to generate and interpret a redaction report.
- Import & Export Markup with RESxml describes how to create and apply Redax XML templates to streamline processing of similarly-formatted documents.
- Working with Watched Directories describes how to use watch directories to automate processing of frequently used redaction functions.
- Applying Standard Security describes how to apply standard Adobe Acrobat security to the output file.
- Explanation of Exemptions contains detailed descriptions of each exemption code provided with the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act palettes.
- Deprecated Command Line Options describes command-line options that have been deprecated.
- Command Line Introduction provides a brief introduction to using command-line software on Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
- Troubleshooting contains a list of common errors and solutions to check if you have problems with the software.
- Support tells you how to contact Appligent Document Solutions in case you have any problems working with the software.
- Appendix A: Regular Expressions provides information on developing regular expressions for use with Redax Enterprise Server.
- Appendix B: RedaxESconfig provides detailed information on the RedaxESconfig workgroup preferences utility for Redax.