Document Control

Document Control

ShareVault provides powerful, easy-to-use tools to easily keep control of your sensitive documents with enterprise-grade security, even on computers and devices that are outside of the control of your IT department. ShareVault document control technology is applied uniformly, regardless of whether documents are viewed in the browser, on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.

Information Rights Management (IRM)

ShareVault's powerful Information Rights Management (IRM) technology, available only with ShareVault Pro and ShareVault Enterprise, allows you to retain persistent control over documents shared with third parties. Protected documents are AES-256 bit encrypted and can only be opened by users with current rights, so documents can be remotely "shredded". In other words, a user's permission to open a document can be revoked retroactively, even for files already downloaded. Competing systems provide IRM capabilities based on clunky plug-ins that frustrate users and slow down the document review process, but ShareVault's plug-in free technology is fast and simple for your users.

Granular Access Controls

ShareVault provides powerful tools to rapidly configure document permissioning at the user or group level, as well as at the document or tag level.

ShareVault Policies

Fully Configurable Document Security Policies

ShareVault Pro and ShareVault Enterprise provide fully-configurable document security policies, allowing you to define the appropriate levels of document protection. For each policy, you can specify whether or not users have the right to print, save, copy/paste text, capture the screen, and whether a watermark should be applied. In addition, you can specify an expiration date/time. Much more flexible than the limited view/print/save levels provided by a typical virtual data room, ShareVault policies gives you the ability to easily control exactly what rights each user has when accessing your content. Because it's so easy to change, you can modify the rights as your project progresses.

ShareVault Express does not include the fully configurable document security policies, but instead provides 3 basic static policies: "View Only", "View, Print and Save as PDF" and "Full Rights".

Secure Printing

ShareVault's unique Secure Print feature, available only with ShareVault Pro and ShareVault Enterprise, allows printing to physical printers while preventing printing to PDF. This provides an additional security countermeasure since printing to PDF is the equivalent of being able to save a high fidelity digital copy of the document.


Screen Capture Prevention

ShareVault is the only virtual data room that can be configured to prevent screen capture on Windows, Mac, iOS devices and Android devices. Available only with ShareVault Pro and Enterprisde, Screen Capture Blocking is extremely robust and blocks not only third party screen capture software (such as SnagIt), but also screen recording and screen sharing software (such as GotoMeeting), so your confidential content is displayed only to the intended users.


Dynamic Watermarking

ShareVault Watermark

Based on the security policy that you've defined, ShareVault automatically applies customized, dynamic watermarks to each page of protected documents and spreadsheets, as well as to protected videos. Watermarks are clearly visible, applied diagonally across the page, yet do not interfere with the readability of the underlying text. The watermark text is customizable, and you can embed the following dynamic information:

  • User's email address
  • User's IP address (only with ShareVault Pro and ShareVault Enterprise)
  • Current date
  • Current time

ShareVault Pro and Enterprise allow customizing the font, color and opacity of the watermark, and support multiple watermark configurations that can be applied to different security policies.

Watermarking provides a clear reminder to the reader that the content is confidential, and since the user identity can be included in the watermark, it allows for a simple but effective deterrent against distribution of the printed documents (if you allow for printing) to unauthorized readers.


Protected Offline Viewing

ShareVault Enterprise includes Protected Offline Viewing, which extends ShareVault's powerful Information Rights Management (IRM) to include the ability to allow some or all of your users to access protected files even while offline for a defined time period. When a user attempts to open a protected file that's enabled for offline access, and ShareVault permissioning servers cannot be contacted, then the file will open as long as the allowed access period has not expired. The next time the user connects to ShareVault, the viewing activity for documents viewed while offline will be updated. This feature allows certain users to securely review documents even while in-flight or in a remote location.


Expiration Date / Time

The policy can include an expiration date and time, after which the user will no longer be able to access documents to which the policy has been assigned. This allows you to automatically enforce deadlines associated with your business processes. Using this feature in combination with the Information Rights Management (IRM) feature, even documents that have already been downloaded cannot be opened after expiration.

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