Prevent Direct Access Gold protects your hard-to-produce documents, e-books and videos effectively. Once protected, unauthorized users will not be able to access and download these files. They will be redirected to 404 error page when trying to view and download these protected files using their original links.
The plugin also blocks Google and other search engines from indexing your protected files. As a result, their original URLs won’t appear on search results anymore. This stops people from finding your protected files through search. What’s more, all logged-in users or only specific roles can be set to access these confidential files.