SecurDisc is a technology developed by Nero and HLDS with which you can create discs with special protection properties. SecurDisc refers to both a software technology and a special hardware technology.
Discs that are created with Nero Burning ROM and the SecurDisc compilation type include data integrity and reconstruction. Additional SecurDisc features include the possibility to protect the data on your SecurDisc disc against unauthorized access using a password, to digitally sign the disc, and to configure the data redundancy. In combination with a SecurDisc supported drive (e.g. from HLDS/LG) PDF files can receive additional copy protection when burned to a DVD. 
To be able to view or access the content of a SecurDisc disc you will need a special application named Nero SecurDisc Viewer, which can be downloaded free of charge at www.securdisc.net. The Nero SecurDisc Viewer is also burned automatically to the SecurDisc disc. Discs can also be read from any drive with InCD or InCD Reader, both available at www.nero.com.

 

 

 

More information on SecurDisc technology can be found at www.securdisc.net.

 

 
To compile a SecurDisc disc, proceed as follows:
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Select the desired disc format (CD, DVD, Blu-ray) from the drop-down menu in the New Compilation window. (In the case that the New Compilation window is not opened, it can be opened by clicking the New button on the main screen.)
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The selection list shows the compilation types that can be burned.
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Select the desired compilation type for a SecurDisc from the selection list.
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The tabs with the configuration options that are valid for this compilation type are displayed.
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If you want to enable the password protection for all files: 
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Enable the Password protection check box on the SecurDisc tab.
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The SecurDisc – Protect Data window is opened.
Nero Burning ROM  Compiling a SecurDisc disc
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Enter the desired password in the Password input area and then click the OK button.

 

 

 

When appropriate, a wizard offers suggestions in an additional Tips dialog box when entering and selecting the password. The wizard estimates the security level, i.e. the quality of the password, during entry.

 

 
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If you want to sign the disc with a digital signature: 
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Select the Digital signature check box on the SecurDisc tab.
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The SecurDisc – Digital Signature window is opened.
Nero Burning ROM  Compiling a SecurDisc disc
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If you have already created a digital key, click the Browse button and select the key.
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If you want to create a digital key, click the Start button.
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The SecurDisc – Create Digital Key window is opened.
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Read the instructions and click the Next button.
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The SecurDisc Key Creation Process window is opened.
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Move your mouse at random until the creation process is complete.
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You can monitor the status of the creation process using the progress bar. The Next button is enabled as soon as the process is complete.
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Click the Next button.
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The SecurDisc – Key Creation Completed window is opened.
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Enter a file name for the key you have created and click the Finish button.
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The SecurDisc – Digital Signature window is opened again and the selected key appears in the drop-down menu.
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Click the OK button.
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The corresponding window is opened to inform you that the disc is being digitally signed with the selected key.
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Click the OK button.

 

 

 

You can pass on the relevant public key to recipients to enable them to verify the signature.

 

 

 

 

SecurDisc capable drive and DVD to copy-protect PDF
With a SecurDisc supported drive (e.g. from HLDS/LG) you can copy-protect PDF files when you are compiling a SecurDisc DVD. Make sure you have selected the SecurDisc drive in the recorder drop-down menu.
To copy-protect all PDF files on the SecurDisc DVD, select the Copy protection check box. For permitting duplication of the data after entering a password, select the Use password to disable copy protection check box and enter the desired password in the window that is opened. 

 

 
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If you want to enhance the burning speed by limiting the data redundancy or to configure the data redundancy:
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Select the Limit data redundancy check box on the SecurDisc tab.  
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The Number of redundancies field is enabled.
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Select the desired redundancy level.

 

 

 

If the Limit data redundancy check box is disabled, the disc will be filled completely with copies of the chosen data and checksums. A display panel in the compilation screen indicates the current redundancy level.

 

 

 

 

A redundancy level of 1,3 means no redundancy and a redundancy level of 9 means excellent redundancy.
We recommend a redundancy level of at least 2,5.

 

 
6.
Click the New button.
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The New Compilation window is closed and the selection screen is displayed.
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Select the files/folders that you want to burn from the browser area.
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Drag the required files/folders into the compilation area on the left side.
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The files are added to the compilation and displayed in the compilation screen. The capacity bar indicates how much space is required on the disc.

 

 

 

You can selectively enable the password protection for individual files by marking the desired file in the compilation screen and clicking the Protect button.

 

 
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Repeat the previous step for all files that you want to add.
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You have compiled a SecurDisc disc with settings according to your requirements and can now burn the disc.
See also
About Nero SecurDisc Viewer

Compiling a SecurDisc disc