In line with the Adobe Support Lifecycle Policy, end of product and technical support for Adobe Acrobat 2015 and Adobe Reader 2015 officially ended on 7 July 2020. What does this mean and what are the risks of continued usage? Let’s take a look below.
End of support means your organisation will no longer get product or security updates, leaving your organisation vulnerable to malware and other attacks. This policy affects product and security updates for all derivatives of a product or product version, including localised versions, minor upgrades, operating systems, dot and double-dot releases, and connector products.
By updating to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC customers benefit from the latest functional enhancements, operating system support and improved security measures. Keeping your software up to date helps protect your systems against those potential security risks.
Why upgrade to Adobe Acrobat DC subscription?
Adobe have been the leader in secure digital documents for over 25 years. By combining Adobe Acrobat desktop software with premium features in the Acrobat Reader mobile app and Adobe
Document Cloud services, Acrobat DC delivers the most complete PDF solution for today’s multi device, cloud-connected workforce.
Organisations are looking to engage in a digital transformation, moving manual and paper-based processes into comprehensive digital capabilities. This means departments across organisations are seeking solutions to help increase operational efficiency, reduce the risks associated with human error, and create intuitive end-to-end digital experiences. Increased efficiencies and cost savings with Acrobat DC.
Acrobat DC enables IT efficiencies with easier PDF software administration, including license management, deployments, updates, and upgrades. Employees also save time by making document-intensive processes quicker and more seamless using tools to organise PDFs and improve end-to-end document workflows. And now we have the stats to prove it.
Forrester Research completed a third-party benchmark study measuring the effectiveness and total economic impact of Acrobat DC.
With an Acrobat DC subscription through the Adobe Value Incentive Plan (VIP), your organisation can :
Deploy and manage with ease—Deploy apps and updates centrally or let users self-install. Assign, reassign, remove, and track licenses with just a few clicks in the intuitive, web-based Admin Console. And deliver secure remote access to Acrobat DC with virtualisation support for named user licensing.
Keep software up to date—Get access to the latest innovations with new features and security updates as soon as they’re available to deploy on your own schedule, at no additional charge.
Maximise your Microsoft investments—Increase team productivity and get more out of your Microsoft investment by adding timesaving PDF tools to Office 365. With Acrobat DC, teams can create high-quality, password-protected PDF files that preserve fonts, formatting, and layouts directly from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Teams can also convert PDFs to editable Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and RTF files, as well as create, combine, and organise PDFs directly from SharePoint and OneDrive. And you can enable users to open PDFs protected by Microsoft Information Protection (MIP) solutions.
Empower team productivity anywhere—Give your organisation access to files and essential PDF tools on their desktop, mobile device, or web browser. Teams never know when work needs to happen, so empower them to stay connected and productive whenever and wherever.
Receive consolidated purchasing and volume discounts—Save big with volume discounts, extend your license term up to three years to keep your budget predictable, and add more licenses at the discounted price through VIP. Plus manage all your Adobe subscriptions conveniently in one VIP agreement.
Get expert help when you need it—Count on advanced 24×7 technical support, onboarding help, and 1:1 learning sessions with an Adobe product expert to get you up and running fast, and help you get the most out of Acrobat DC.