Watermarking can prevent data leaks and help deter unauthorized re-sharing of sensitive information in your Box account. When you turn on watermarking for a file, Box places across the document's contents a semi-transparent overlay of the current viewer's email address or IP address (depending on whether the viewer is logged in), as well as time of access.
Our existing watermarking process uses a technique where a watermark is added by modifying the pixels of the original document. Using this process is great for when you want to lock down a file by not allowing any text to be copied, searched, and/or linked.
Now Box gives you more dynamic control with new vector-based watermarking capabilities. This multi-layered approach has infinite resolution, can be copy/print locked, and is text searchable with clickable links. You can use this new technique when:
- Dealing with large files that need to maintain readability (i.e. blueprints, image files, presentations with small/fine print)
- Collaborating around text based files where information needs to be copied and searched for or when hyperlinks need to be clickable
- There are concerns around the size of watermarked files being shared
Learn more here.