Protect Cleans Up Office Files
Workshare Technology's Protect 3.0 gives users a way to ensure that metadata disappears before broad distribution.One notable downside of collaborating on Microsoft Office documents is the hidden metadata that stays behind after the editing process is complete. Workshare Technologys Protect 3.0 gives users a way to ensure that metadata disappears before broad distribution. Protect 3.0, which shipped last month starting at $25 per user, ably erases metadata from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, and e-mail created in Outlook. It includes a number of features that make it easy to publish and distribute content.
By default, Protect has rules for internal and external recipients. The rules can be edited, saved and distributed using the core applications silent installer. Protect can scan outbound e-mail attachments and either interactively or automatically remove metadata from them.