Online spaces are becoming the standard for exchanging data. Fax is largely obsolete and other similar platforms are also fading away, notably email and peer-to-peer networks, as new alternatives emerge in the free market? Providing not only speed or packet volume, but also security.
VDRs or “deal rooms” are spaces where meetings can be held in a controlled environment. They are only accessible to a select few, allowing control over the distribution of the information they share. This is a new approach that is being implemented more and more often. They should not be neglected by any company entering into disclosure agreements or transactions from prying eyes. Both managers and providers must find room for at least one VDR solution in their infrastructure or expansion plans. It’s a long-term alternative to meetings in a boardroom or secret penthouse living room. The deals of the future are concluded in them today.
What is VDR?
The specifics of VDRs depend on the underlying technology and its main application. VDRs are cloud-based solutions for private, secret data transactions with secure, encrypted access granted only by the primary user – the owner – to various customers and partners. This privileged access setting makes it more secure than email, which grants access to multiple recipients and a storage server. Negotiation data in the VDR is limited and not physically stored.
These services offer real-time data exchange in various forms. Some of them have built-in video or audio chat, allowing customers to communicate directly and effortlessly through their own devices. VDRs also receive and transmit data in the form of documents that are intended to be opened only by specific individuals. Once a VDR is closed, the cloud service deletes it without leaving a trace, reducing the risk of confidential contracts being intercepted or leaked. You cannot enter the VDR without permission – it is only sent by the owner. Even a vendor who sells a software solution and hosts a VDR on their server will be denied access. These services are only for authorized persons.
Why VDRs are Relevant?
Every big company has seen at least one case where a message meant for one person was accidentally sent to another or many other people. Some of these are harmless notes or personal messages. Inconvenient but not risky. At the same time, there have been instances where emails have so compromised large organizations that they have not arrived today. Safety is the key to everything. Leaks happen more often than ever. Even large corporations continue to divulge secrets through their employees or, more likely, through wiretapping. Email passwords can be guessed or brutally enforced, allowing intruders to penetrate the intranet.
VDRs live on the extranet. They are hosted by a third party and exist only temporarily. They do not store information that can be stolen. She only looks invited. This makes VDRs indispensable in financial transactions, acquisitions, mergers and other important business decisions that cannot be disclosed without careful preparation. VDR is the internet equivalent of inviting customers into a room with a sealed door, no windows, cameras or cables to work in secret. These are digital repositories that receive information and then shut down completely.
Why Do You Need VDR for Your Business?
With VDRs, you can close confidential deals and make important, relevant sales decisions with confidence from anywhere. Users can be at home, in their own office, or remote from people who could provoke information leakage. VDRs actually allow them to run a meeting with guaranteed security. VDRs eliminate physical premises and the exchange of printed, written data in the form of folders or documents. They can be sent digitally and read on a device of the customer’s choice.
The main benefit is security. An additional advantage is the possibility of area coverage. The right use of VDR for appointment and meeting planning, for example, can turn a local company into a regional one by being able to invite new customers from all over the world so that they can work with them on an equal footing. The use of VDR demonstrates compliance with growing security and community requirements.