By the end of 2018, all Firmex data rooms will be offering Seclore for document protection via a third-party plugin. Seclore is already being used in the majority of the data rooms that Firmex hosts and therefore, many administrators will unaffected by this news. Starting July 5th, 2018, Seclore will be used to protect documents in all new projects, while projects currently using FileOpen won’t be upgraded to Seclore until the end of 2018.
What is Seclore?
Seclore is a third party plugin that protects both PDF and Microsoft Office documents. The FileOpen plugin can only protect PDF documents, so the move towards Seclore gives a broader and more secure approach to Document Protection.
The following Document Protection options require the use of a plugin: Expire Access, Lock to Computer, Disable Print. In order for the users to open the downloaded documents, a plug-in is required to authenticate their access. Upon opening the document on their computer the user is prompted to enter their Firmex credentials, and assuming a valid token, the document will open on their computer.
What is happening on July 5th, 2018?
As of July 5th, each newly created project will be using the Seclore plug-in to protect documents. Existing projects on the same site will not yet be affected.
The new projects will use Seclore to protect both PDF and Office documents by default. For administrators who would like Microsoft Office documents to remain unprotected, an option exists in the Settings > Document Protection menu to select both, one, or none.
If you have any questions about how this affects you or your users, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-688-4042 ext.11.