Traditional file-sharing platforms, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, might be enticing if you’re not working on a merger and acquisition, raising financing, or preparing for an IPO. You may believe that a virtual data room (VDR) is excessive.
Security and control
The majority of us have utilized file-sharing services in our personal lives and are familiar with them.
Users may create, save, and share files in a cloud-based repository that syncs in real-time across all devices using these services. Users have some control over who may access, share, download, and change their files, but that’s where their power ends.
Not only can you offer access to internal or external users depending on a variety of permissions, but you can also keep track of who is accessing each file in real-time with a protected data room. You may also build audit reports that detail user interactions and utilize templates to develop bespoke contracts such as service agreements or non-disclosure agreements.
Dropbox and other file-sharing platforms have the disadvantage of having poor security. A brief online search reveals that they are particularly vulnerable to hacking. While you might be ready to risk your holiday image, jeopardizing your company records might be disastrous. Cybercrime is expected to cost businesses $5.2 trillion over the next five years, according to Accenture, and small-to-medium-sized enterprises aren’t immune. In reality, smaller businesses are the focus of 43% of attacks, and 60% of those businesses fail within six months of the occurrence.
What’s the good news? Data management provides the highest level of security when it comes to consciously providing access, keeping data appropriately versioned, and insulating it from potential attacks.
Even if you aren’t planning a public offering, you will most likely need to do more than merely provide your data. You must safeguard it and make use of it.
It’s simple to drag and drop files and reorganize them into a personalized structure that makes sense for your organization, even as it changes, once information is in the VDR.
DFIN’s award-winning virtual data room information, Venue, for example, provides a corporate repository that meets the strictest security requirements. It has 256-bit AES SSL encryption, watermarking features, and automated virus scanning, and is constantly penetration-tested using third-party assessments to assure strict conformity to AT 101 SOC 2 requirements.
Reduce the possibility of danger
It’s also crucial to consider less sinister concerns while discussing the protection of critical information. Human mistakes, a lack of management, and unsuitable digital technologies all put your company in danger. Bad version control, a spilt cup of coffee, or a botched file movement can result in data loss and debilitating business delays.
VDRs are a useful tool for backing up, versioning and organizing your data so that it’s always usable and accessible. VDRs are very adaptable when it comes to importing your documents, allowing mountains of data to be transferred from other sites swiftly and simply while keeping their original file system.
It’s simple to drag and drop files and reorganize them into a personalized structure that makes sense for your organization, even as it changes, once information is in the VDR. Built-in version control ensures you’re always working with the most recent documents and that no progress is wasted.
Boost your company’s performance
To suit their different demands, today’s enterprises have amassed a large list of digital tools. However, this may be pricey, and managing and tracking too many solutions can be problematic. As a result, platforms that can do more than one thing should be considered. When considering adding a new application, consider whether it will fundamentally improve your company.