Adobe Acrobat 2017 was released on June 6th, 2017 and in line with Adobe’s Support Lifecycle Policy, product support will cease on June 6th, 2022.

What does “end of support” mean and how does this affect users?

End of support means that Adobe will no longer provide technical support – including product and security updates for Acrobat 2017.

The easiest option is to stick with Adobe Acrobat 2017 – that’s the reason you purchased perpetual licenses, right? Not so fast…

This route is marred with a myriad of pitfalls, the biggest being the security risks. Continued usage after end of support puts your business at risk for serious disruptions related to security, compliance, and compatibility with future Microsoft releases. Without further product patches from Adobe, your data will be more vulnerable to viruses, hackers, and spyware.

“Running antivirus on an out-of-support system will not provide adequate protection against the latest threats”
Tim Rains, Cybersecurity Executive

The Solution

Digital transformation has become a necessity for business success in today’s marketplace. Now more than ever, organisations need to keep remote teams productive, connected, and secure while minimising IT workloads and reducing costs. That’s where a subscription to Adobe Acrobat DC can help.

Keep teams connected, productive, and secure.
Give everyone access to the PDF files and tools they need—  when they need them—from desktop, web, and mobile.

  • Collaborate across locations and devices by sharing PDFs, collecting comments, and tracking progress in real time from anywhere.
  • Accelerate transactions by collecting legally binding e-signatures in minutes.
  • Send PDF files for digital review—anyone can view and comment on your file with no sign-ups or software required.
  • Turn paper documents into smart, searchable PDFs by snapping a picture with the Adobe Scan app.

Integrate with leading productivity  platforms.
Add time-saving PDF tools to Microsoft 365, Google Drive, and  Box. With Acrobat DC, teams can:

  • Convert Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files to high-quality PDFs in Microsoft 365, or work with Microsoft 365 files in Acrobat DC.
  • View, create, organize, and combine PDFs in OneDrive or SharePoint.
  • Create, share, collaborate, and approve assets and agreements in Microsoft Teams to speed up content creation and document approvals.
  • View, create, organize, and export PDFs or send PDFs for signature inside Google Drive and Box.

Streamline software management and  increase security.
Reduce the IT overhead associated with software management  and deployment, and ensure compliance across your organisation.

  • Easily assign, reassign, remove, and track Acrobat DC licenses  through the intuitive, web-based Adobe Admin Console.
  • Get ongoing access to the latest Acrobat new features and security updates to deploy on your own schedule.
  • Deploy Acrobat DC in virtual environments with named user support for Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop, VMware Horizon, Microsoft App-V, and Windows Terminal Server (WTS).  • Authenticate users via single sign-on (SSO), and protect  intellectual property with a dedicated encryption key  (requires Acrobat DC for enterprise).
  • Take advantage of 24×7 advanced technical support and live chat sessions (requires Acrobat DC for enterprise).
  • Mitigate PDF-based attacks with multiple defenses and advanced security techniques, such as sandboxing, leak protection, and code sanitation.

Simplify purchasing and maximise savings. 

  • Acrobat DC is purchased through Adobe’s Value Incentive Plan  (VIP) buying program, which provides simple transactions,  flexible terms, and volume discounts.
  • Make software budgeting more predictable with an annual  plan, or maximise savings with a three-year commitment.
  • Shift your software spending from a capital expense to an  operating expense.
  • Save more with VIP Select by purchasing 10 or more  licenses and locking in your discount level for all purchases  throughout your subscription term.

Acrobat Acrobat DC subscription gives you so much more than the latest desktop software. Designed for today’s multi-device world Adobe Acrobat DC is the global standard for creating, scanning, editing, signing, protecting and managing PDFs.

Ready for worry-free workflows? Upgrade today and keep your business moving forward with Adobe Acrobat DC. 

Contact us today to find out more.

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