A virtual data room (VDR) is an online repository used for the storage and distribution of documents. VDRs allow companies to share their confidential or proprietary information with an additional party in a controlled setting. The tools enable the hosting of confidential information under strict permissions, and manage the viewer’s ability to release the information by limiting the ability to forward, copy, or print the documents. Digital rights management is a critical aspect of virtual data rooms due to their use during the due diligence process for mergers and acquisitions transactions as well as private equity and venture capital transactions.
To qualify for inclusion in the Virtual Data Room category, a product must: