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Redaction software for security conscious organisations

Protect yourself and your organisation from accidental disclosure.

Know that you’ve redacted any confidential word, phrase or number.

It’s an awful feeling when, after manually redacting a document, you can’t help but wonder if you’ve got every word. Yes, “find and replace” works, but only to a certain point. Hidden metadata may still be lurking in your document.

Protect yourself and your organisation from accidental disclosure. Objective Redact is powerful, automated redaction software that makes redaction much faster, internal review much easier, and keeps your most sensitive information safe.

It is ideal for compliance and disclosure processes, redaction is easier and faster; and can handle large volumes of and long, complex documents.

Easy to use

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Easy to use

Get started immediately

Install on your desktop

No IT help required, you’re up and working in minutes.

Drag and drop

Drag and drop your documents for a quick start.

Redact all file types

Redact PDFs, Microsoft Excel or Word documents, email and more.

Remove all hidden information

Permanently remove all text content marked for redaction, including hidden metadata such as authors, creation dates and other attributes that can be stored in a file.


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Full suite of redaction tools to accurately redact all file types.

Easy and accurate redaction of structured text

Search for specific structured targets – social security numbers, tax file numbers, credit card numbers, regular expressions, phrases, email addresses and more.

Smart search for words or phrases

Use the built in OCR engine to quickly find and redact words or phrases.

Powerful freestyle tools

Easy to use rectangular, scribble, stamping and text redaction tools to thoroughly redact logos, graphics and other unique content types.


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Time saving tool to redact multiple page or high-volume documents.

Redact groups of documents

Save time with default folders. Specify an input or output folder for documents efficiently

Save time with templates

Create predefined, accurate and tested templates to redact high volume document types easily.

Your record of compliance

Add exemption codes or annotations to let recipients know why content was redacted.


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Make an impact on your internal processes with review and reporting features.

Send for review before redaction

Circulate a working copy for review amongst your team. When approved, finalise the redaction.

The original file is never modified

Objective Redact always creates a working copy, so the original is unchanged. It also generates a final redacted copy and an optional audit copy.

Easy compliance reporting

Built-in governance to produce reports at the touch of a button – what was redacted, types of information, number of instances or pages and the exemptions codes used.

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When you can't afford to get it wrong

Rely on Objective Redact for redaction projects of any size.

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Features you'll love

Streamline your redaction processes with features built for speed and accuracy.

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Exemption codes

Apply exemption codes for global Privacy, FOI Acts and more in one click. Create custom codes to suit your business policies.

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Optical Character Recognition

Combined OCR and automation lets you search for any word, number or phrase on any file type.

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Save time with templates

Automate redaction of structured documents where data is in a fixed position, e.g. order numbers, names and addresses.

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Integrate to ECM

Native integration to Objective ECM and Micro Focus Content Manager.

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Extra redaction tools

Use the Rectangle for areas, Scribble for freehand redaction and Stamps for customised approvals.

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Output Formats

Output your final redacted document to PDF, TIFF or secure working file. Save your favourite options for next time.

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Bracketed Text Redaction

Remove text contained in round, square, or curly brackets instantly and with 100% accuracy.

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Add context to redacted information by inserting notes that explain why information has been removed.

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Use Cases

Redaction is critical in protecting private or sensitive information when archiving or distributing documents. Learn more about the role it plays in meeting the requirements of both proactive or reactive disclosure, compliance and information management processes.

Trusted by thousands of security-conscious organisations worldwide

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Further Reading

Discover more about Objective Redact and the privacy processes it supports.

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Product Brief

Objective Redact

Irreversibly block out selected information from any electronic document with this fast, simple redaction tool.

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Executive Brief

Delivering on GDPR

Extend your existing platform to provide efficiency, transparency and accountability in the age of GDPR.

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Blog Post

Customers upgrading from RapidRedact to Objective Redact

In 2018 development and support for RapidRedact was discontinued and Objective Redact was launched as the next generation replacement.

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Tutorial Videos

Get the most out of Objective Redact

Get up and running with Objective Redact in no time with these short tutorial videos.

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Pricing plans to fit organisations of all sizes.

Quick Project

Use for 1 month

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NZD $100 p.a.*

For a single month.

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1 - 20 users

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NZD $350 p.a.*

Per single user license.

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20+ users

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Discount pricing

For enterprise use.

* New Zealand dollar pricing is exclusive of GST.
The features and pricing information above should be considered along with the Objective Redact Terms of Service.

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Irreversibly remove sensitive information from any file type.

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