Data room confidential mode allows the administrator of the virtual room to restrict a particular user’s use of the VDR by determining their IP address or the type of device. It’s a great tool for M&A deals as well as other sensitive business ventures.
A good provider will allow users to define granular permissions as well as use two-factor authentication. They will also have remote shred that erases files downloaded after administrators have removed access. Additionally they will be able handle the most commonly used file formats like PDFs and XLSXs. The most reliable providers will be able to add watermarks to the files users download which will help stop users from sharing leaked copies files online. They can also set an expiration date on the files downloaded to prevent downloads that are not authorized.
Other useful tools include redaction, which allows the administrator to erase (black out) portions of text or certain areas of a document from the view of authorized users. This is essential because it protects all personal information and crucial business data from hackers. The most reliable VDR providers will be able to redact PDF, doc, TXT, docx, ppt, pptx GIF, jpg, and gif files as well as Q&A files.
Some providers allow users to print out documents which will automatically include a watermark, and they may even permit users to download the original version of a file. Additionally, a reputable provider will offer users an answer and question feature that allows them to discuss documents in the data room and store answers in a searchable database. This is a great tool for M&A transactions or any due diligence project.