Chad Brown

4 min read

Data Rooms

How Virtual Data Rooms Make Your Documents Secure

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, safeguarding confidential documents is paramount. With the advent of virtual data rooms, the way we protect sensitive information has evolved significantly. Gone are the days of physical data rooms; instead, we now have versatile online platforms that offer enhanced security measures and accessibility. In this short intro, we'll explore how virtual data rooms revolutionize document security, providing a glimpse into their advantages and the peace of mind

What is a data room?

Way back in the good old 1900’s, before the web, when you needed to review confidential documents you’d do so in the confines of a physical data room. Typically this was just a room at a law office that included the documents that you needed to review, where the documents could be viewed by not removed from the room.

Flash forward to today, most people don’t want to travel to review documents, especially after COVID-19, so virtual data rooms were created for the web. These would let you review confidential documents from the confines of your couch, usually without being able to download them.

What are the differences?

Unless you had a perfect memory, it would be near impossible to replicate documents found in a physical data room since you’d have no way to copy them. However, no matter how secure a virtual data room is (on the web), you'll always be able to copy parts of the document using something like a screenshot or a photo of the screen.

Also running a physical data room is super expensive. You need a physical room, staff to ensure people don’t leave with documents, and someone to make sure you leave your phone at the door. Virtual data rooms can be as low as $45 per month, like our Orangedox Business plan

Virtual data rooms allow you to view more than just documents, you can view videos, listen to audio files, etc. 

What is the best way to send confidential documents to Investors? 

Using a virtual data room, it’s exactly what they were created for, sharing highly confidential documents with third parties where you can’t afford to have the documents shared. Virtual Data Rooms, like Orangedox, provide advanced features that prevent documents from being forwarded or even downloaded. Ensuring that your documents are only read by the intended recipient, keeping you in control of your documents at all times.

Sure you could share a file directly from your Google Drive or Dropbox with a password, but passwords can be easily shared and once the document is downloaded it can be forwarded to whomever, or even posted online.

What are the advantages of document security? 

Document security is crucial in safeguarding sensitive information and ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of important documents. Here are several advantages of robust document security:

1. Data Integrity: 

Document security measures help maintain the accuracy and reliability of information. By preventing unauthorized alterations, organizations can trust that the content of their documents remains unchanged, reducing the risk of errors or fraudulent activities.

2. Compliance with Regulations: 

Many industries are subject to strict regulatory requirements concerning data protection and privacy. Implementing robust document security measures helps organizations comply with these regulations, avoiding legal consequences and safeguarding their reputation.

3. Document Protection: 

Document security prevents unauthorized access to confidential information, ensuring that only authorized individuals have the right to view or modify sensitive documents. This is particularly important for businesses handling proprietary data, client information, or financial records. Apps like Orangedox can provide this type of protection with Virtual Data Rooms that seamlessly integrate into your workspace.

4. Prevention of Data Loss: 

Document security helps prevent accidental or intentional data loss. Features such as encryption and access controls ensure that even if a document is shared or transmitted, it remains protected from being accessed by unauthorised parties.

5. Secure Collaboration: 

In today's collaborative work environments, secure document sharing is paramount. Document security tools enable teams to collaborate without compromising confidentiality. Features like secure file sharing and access controls allow organizations to strike a balance between collaboration and security.

As we continue to navigate the complexities of an interconnected world, the importance of robust document security cannot be overstated. Virtual data rooms not only provide a secure environment for storing and sharing sensitive information but also empower individuals and organizations to navigate the digital landscape with confidence. In essence, they represent the pinnacle of document security, offering peace of mind in an era where data protection is paramount.

Orangedox provides startups with a secure and efficient solution for virtual data rooms, enabling seamless sharing of confidential documents with potential investors. With advanced document security features and affordability starting at just $45 per month, Orangedox empowers entrepreneurs to navigate the fundraising process with confidence and ease. 

Take the next step towards securing investment for your startup by signing up for Orangedox today!