NetIS™ (“The system”) is an e-publishing platform that allows the management of content, the definition of digital rights and authentication scenarios, the management of customers and customer e-commerce transactions, and the incorporation of marketing tools and text retrieval.
The system provides a web-enabled administration interface.
The System can allow the automatic generation of Search Engine Optimized (SEO) content, and the administration of SEO marketing tools and definitions.
The system can allow the definition of administration security levels, rights and roles within the system
The system can allow administration of the different aspects of the system, including configuration, language locale, file system and network settings etc.
The system can allow the logging of audit information of every event that has transpired in the system.
The system can allow export of the audit log for external usage.
The system can provide a monitoring interface, which allows system users to define the elements and entities in the system they want to keep a close look at.
The system provides a built-in reporting system, which analyzes the up-to-date audit information in the system, including customer transactions, royalty sharing, content consumption, and retrieval activities, with tools for the presentation and exporting of this valuable knowledge.
The system provides a built-in alerting system, which can send messages to a specified list of administrators whenever a predetermined event occurs within the system.
The system provides a built-in scheduling utility, for the automatic creation of reports and other administration routines within the system.
Digital Rights Management (DRM)
The system can allow actual content protection in a browser-based approach.
The system can allow the definition of content distribution security levels, from clientless DRM to a more robust thin client installment.
The system can allow setting users’ privileges and rights for each individual content item and for each individual user.
The system can allow the protection, permissibility or limitations on standard functions, including viewing, selecting, copying, saving and printing online content in a regular web browser, including Internet Explorer and Gecko based browsers (such as Netscape, FireFox and Mozilla).
The system can allow disabling screen capture tools.
The system can allow text and media distortions (i.e. hide or change vulnerable information, provide low-res images to users with no rights etc.).
The system can allow for the protection, permissibility or limitations of standard functions, including viewing, selecting, copying, saving and printing offline content in a regular PDF Viewer.
The system can allow flexible management of the use of controlled functions, including the ability to set a right for a limited time, volume or limited number of uses.
The system can allow auditing of user transactions or a user’s attempt to exceed authorized usage
The system can handle secure PDF encryption, compatible with Adobe’s latest release of Acrobat, and generate 100% native PDF files opened in the free Adobe Reader and in Web browsers,
The system defines the encryption keys programmatically and stores them in NetIS server and not inside the documents, leaving no “backdoor” for breaking the files encryption.
Authentication and Concurrent Users
The system can allow CRM functionalities to allow the management of customers within the system, maintain their details, rights and transactions.
The system can allow a wide array of authentication tools and methods, including
• Authentication by User name/Password,
• Authentication by IP ranges and Network support,
• Authentication by Software PC lock,
Authentication of guest users (not logged in or not registered users) to provide limited usage rights (“Try before you Buy” and Teasers).
The system can allow the limitation of user access to a specific computer or computers, supporting remote access tools so they will not be considered as the same access point.
The system can allow for the online management of the logged computers, the history of each one, and the policy in case of an attempted breach.
The system can allow limiting the number of concurrent users, limiting the access to a defined number of concurrent users, supporting remote access tools so that remote users shall be considered as unique users.
The system can allow the online management of the concurrent users, and the proper policy in the following cases:
• Each "above quota" login will be allowed but monitored (increased or illegal usage can be detected and acted upon later, by limiting access or by increasing the customer’s usage fees).
• Warn the customer when the number of concurrent users is "above quota".
• Unconditionally deny login when the number of concurrent users is “above quota”.
The system can allow mobile authentication and registration.
Secure content distribution
The system can allow a flexible toolset for the encrypting of PDF files and authenticating users accessing these documents.
The system can support rules and policies for the following scenarios:
• Online Publication/Online Permissions – in which a user can get the document from the server in real-time, and the act of opening a secure PDF document will require a connection to that server in order to obtain the permissions to open the document.
• Offline Publication/Online Permissions – in which a user can get the document from an offline source (e.g. mail message, a CD-ROM or disk on key) but the permission to open that document must be obtained in real-time from the server.
• Offline Publication/Offline Permissions – in which a user can get the document from an offline source (e.g. CD-ROM) and has been given permission by the publisher, to open that document on the local machine without any communication with the server.
The system can allow customized presentation of information (flexible and personal look and feel for hit list).
The system can allow client side export to popular formats (Word, Excel, XML) of the hit list.
The system can allow graphical representation and analysis of the aggregated information in the hit list (grouping results into Pie charts, allowing drill-down capabilities).
The system can allow RSS support.
The system can allow the distribution of the content in multiple environments and devices, including Mobile Internet Devices, such as the iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices.
The system is able to create SEO friendly pages and content structure.
The system can implement Search Engine optimization techniques for the creation of truly optimized content, friendly to search engines and highly ranked at organic rankings.
The system can allow the offering to end users ability to purchase documents for online or offline use.
The system can allow the purchasing of digital rights to content, including the following options:
• Purchase of content impressions (one time view),
• Purchase of content subscriptions,
• Purchase of functionality based rights (i.e. the right to save, print, export content),
• Purchase of counters based rights (i.e. the right to print content 10 times),
• Purchase of time based rights (i.e. the right to view content for 3 hours),
• Purchase of volume based rights (i.e. the right to download 10 MB of audio content),
The system can allow customers to update their personal details, manage their digital library and track their content consumption and remaining usage rights.
The system can audit its relevant activities.
The system can allow easy integration with a multitude of billing systems and supply up to the minute information regarding the sales of products and customers transactions.
The system can support content royalties, and allow reimbursing several content owners and aggregators, each with their specific percentage or fixed fee of compensation from the content sale revenues.
The system can allow a customer without the proper rights to the content, to invoke the proper e-commerce scenario (teasers, billing, fulfillment etc’).
The system can allow the implementation of Search Engine Marketing tools (SEM) for the promotion, marketing and sales of advertisement campaigns.
Search and Navigation
The system can allow the categorization of content into hierarchical tree-structures, and allow for browsing content by category.
The system includes a powerful full-text indexing engine.
The system can allow content retrieval by using a table-of-contents-like tree-structure and the full-text search engine to search the entire database or a portion thereof.
The system can allow a full range of search options, including Boolean search, full-text and field based search, wild cards support and proximity searches.
The system can allow extensive list of navigation tools between the documents in the system, to allow customers to browse results moving from item to item (result to result), from queried string (highlighted match) to the next within a given result, to directly navigate to logically linked information, while maintaining the suitable rights for the customer.
The system supports UTF8 content, to allow the search and retrieval of languages such as English, Spanish, French, Russian, Greek and even Chinese, Japanese or Korean
The system can allow Content Management functionalities to allow uploading and updating of content.
The system can support content life cycles, including automation and scheduled processes.
The system can support content versions, rollback and History.
The system can allow browser-based content handling that does not require installation/support of desktop software.
The system can support royalties and content owners, to allow the assignment of multiple owners to content units and applications, to allow commercial flows and ascertain the proper distribution of compensations amid the various owners of the content.
The system can allow the utilization of the same content for multiple resources, by shaping the basic unit of content according to the specific requirements and functionalities of the supported services, devices and uses.
The system can allow easy to handle wizards, to create templates that will determine the look and feel of the content when it is distributed to web application designed for the PC, for mobile internet devices, for syndication purposes (through RSS feeds or XML web services), or for Offline use by CD/DVD-ROMs or devices such as disk on key or memory cards.
Software Development Kit
The system includes Open API’s and documented SDK to allow enhancing the structure and the presentation of the content.
The system includes batch Process functionality to analyze unstructured content to create additional information such as, Table of contents, Dictionaries, and Indexes.
The system includes an API (Application Programming Interface) that consists of a set of protocols, routines, and Active-X objects that enables simple integration with 3rd party applications.