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Foxit(R) Announces Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) Competitive Upgrade Program

An Affordable and Feature Rich Alternative to Expensive Upgrades (October 25, 2011)

FREMONT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/25/11 -- Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the Adobe® Acrobat® Competitive Upgrade program. In anticipation of the Adobe Acrobat 8 support termination on November 3, 2011 (, Foxit is offering a program that provides an affordable and feature rich alternative to Adobe Acrobat. For less than the cost of the Acrobat upgrade, this program allows users to purchase Foxit PhantomPDF™ Standard or Business and get back to work with an efficient, fast, and lightweight solution. Foxit PhantomPDF is the premier all-in-one PDF solution with advanced editing and security features, providing a robust PDF solution that stands up to the demands of large enterprises and is lightweight enough to easily deploy to thousands of users without exhausting IT resources.

Foxit PhantomPDF Standard -- allows users to create, annotate, and edit standards-compliant PDF files. Users can fill out existing standard and XFA forms and design new PDF forms. OCR support allows users to convert scanned or image-based content into selectable and searchable text. Users can export PDF to DOC, text, and image formats to easily share PDF content with other applications like Microsoft® Word®. Comprehensive security features can safeguard documents through the use of password encryption, certificate encryption, and digital signatures.

Foxit PhantomPDF Business -- offers the capabilities of PhantomPDF Standard, plus it provides advanced editing and expanded security features. Users can extend the usage control benefits of Microsoft Active Directory® Rights Management Service to PDF documents to allow the author to control the document features within each PDF. The certify document feature indicates a user approves of the contents of a PDF document and allows the user to specify the types of changes that are permitted for the PDF to remain certified. Redaction allows users to permanently remove (redact) visible text and images from PDF documents.

The advantages of upgrading to the Foxit PhantomPDF solution are:

  • Easier deployment
    • Electronic downloads are fast and lightweight.
    • Centralized deployment creates support efficiencies for enterprise IT.
  • Savings of over 60%
    • Spend less and get a better product.
    • Volume pricing can help standardize PDF technology across all desktops.
  • Seamless transition
    • PhantomPDF is ISO 32000 (PDF 1.7) compatible so it can support your existing PDF documents.
  • Free 24 x 7 Support
    • Foxit's helpdesk provides the help you need when you need it.
    • Foxit Enterprise Support can be purchased to support large scale deployments and custom use of Foxit's PDF technology.

"Foxit provides a feature rich alternative for customers looking for an alternative to Adobe or any other PDF solution," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of marketing for Foxit. "Foxit PhantomPDF is a fast, affordable, and secure PDF solution that is easy to deploy and will work with existing PDF files."

This program is available to volume enterprise customers and well as online purchasers. Please visit Foxit at ( for specifics on how you can take advantage of this powerful program.

About Foxit Corporation
Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit's award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.

Foxit is a registered trademark of Foxit Corporation. Other trademarked names or terms used in this document are the properties of their respective owners.

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