pdfSweep is an iText 7 add-on to securely redact (remove) information from PDF documents. If you have to share PDFs with different departments or send them out of house, but they include some confidential, sensitive information which should not be shared, pdfSweep is your solution. You can redact a PDF containing sensitive, confidential information, such as personal medical information, account numbers, national identification numbers, personal details or social security numbers in a reliable and secure way. Data redaction with pdfSweep removes such data including any underlying information, making it impossible for such information to be recovered. With pdfSweep you can also redact drawings or parts of drawings you do not want your competition to see. PDF data redaction with pdfSweep gives you the piece of mind that your company's confidential information remains just that, confidential. When using pdfSweep in a closed source environment, you need to purchase an iText commercial license.


iText 7 pdfSweep

pdfSweep is an iText PDF tool which allows you to easily and securely redact data from PDF documents.

If your workflow requires recurring PDF data redaction for the same kinds of documents, like for example forms, reports or invoices, pdfSweep can be programmed to automate the redaction process, eliminating the need for manual document processing and removing the possibility of accidental data leaks.


Why use iText 7 pdfSweep?

pdfSweep is a highly efficient PDF tool for confidential data redaction.

Remove content from your digital documents irretrievably instead of just covering it up. You can also redact text, images, parts of images or drawings for complete confidentiality. iText pdfSweep complies with GDPR for data redaction.

Keep your data secure

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Redact sensitive or private information before disclosing your PDF documents to other departments or outside sources. Using the digital equivalent of “black bar” redaction, pdfSweep not only redacts visible data, but also the underlying code, making data retrieval impossible. This also works for drawings or part of drawings. For example, if you need to send technical drawings to a parts supplier, you can redact any part of the drawings you don't want to become known to the receiver.

Flexible options

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Use recurring data or data fields to automate redaction throughout any volume of documents, with a set of predefined patterns for common data such as social security numbers, account numbers, ID numbers etc... Define custom redaction areas using coordinates to redact any content within.

Key features

Core capabilities of the iText 7 pdfSweep redaction tool

100% information security thanks to irretrievable content redaction. pdfSweep intervenes as you edit a PDF document with iText 7's document stamping and watermarking tools. After adding a digital "blackout bar" over the sensitive text, image or part of an image, pdfSweep changes the document's rendering instructions causing the hidden content of your digital document to become impossible to extract. This works for both text and images, affording you full information security.  Looking at the advantages of pdfSweep and the data security it offers, you may find it surprising that it only takes five lines of code to integrate pdfSweep into your document workflow.

Automatic removal of words and phrases

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Remove text from a document, based on patterns like regular expressions.

Customized removal areas

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Offers you the ability to remove content as necessary, just like a digital black bar.

Secure and reliable removal

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On top of the visual appearance that is rendered when viewing or printing the PDF document, pdfSweep also takes care of the underlying rendering instructions and data structures to ensure the removed information is not retrievable.

Partial removal of text and images

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When content is partially covered by a redaction area, it is only partially removed, allowing you to remove selected parts of text and images.

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