Do you have PDF invoices or statements containing sensitive information about individuals such as account numbers, national identification numbers or social security numbers? Do you want to remove this information and ensure it is no longer trackable? pdfSweep can help! pdfSweep is an extention for iText 7, removing (redacting) information from a PDF document in a reliable and secure way, written in Java or .NET. When using pdfSweep in a closed source, you need to purchase an iText commercial license.


iText 7 pdfSweep

With pdfSweep you can split and merge PDF documents, but also safely remove (redact) data from a PDF document.


Why use iText 7 pdfSweep?

Remove content instead of just covering it up. Redact both text and images for complete confidentiality.

Keep your data secure

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You can remove sensitive or private information before disclosing your PDF documents, use the digital equivalent of “black bar” redaction, and much more.

Flexible options

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Use regular expressions to automate redaction throughout a document, with a set of predefined patterns for common cases such as social security numbers, dates and IP addresses. Define custom redaction areas using coordinates, to remove any content within.

Key features

Core capabilities of iText 7 pdfSweep

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, pdfSweep changes the document's rendering instructions so that the hidden content becomes impossible to extract. This works both for text and images to offer thorough improvement to your document security. What's more, it only takes five lines of code so pdfSweep is practically a no-brainer to integrate into your PDF workflow.

Automatic removal of words and phrases

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Split, merge or remove pieces of 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.

Happy customers

With iText we have the peace of mind that we are delivering a solid solution to our client.

We chose the iText library because it was the only solution that allowed easy integration into our open standards architecture.

iText is a breeze! Using a proven and tested PDF technology helped us to focus on what we do best — building a high quality mobile app.


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