By the end of 2018, all Firmex data rooms offered Seclore for document protection via a third-party plugin. Starting July 5th, 2018, Seclore was used to protect documents in all new projects, while projects currently using our previous document protection software will be upgraded to Seclore by March 10th, 2019. Seclore is already being used in the majority of the data rooms that Firmex hosts and therefore, many administrators will be unaffected by this news.
What is Seclore?
Seclore is a third party plugin that protects both PDF and Microsoft Office documents. The previous plug-in could 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 by March 10th, 2019?
As of March 10th, all projects will be using the Seclore plug-in to protect documents.
Any documents that were encrypted and saved with our previous document protection software will no longer open, and will need to be downloaded again to be opened with the Seclore plug-in.
All projects will use Seclore to protect both PDF and Office documents by default. For administrators who would like Microsoft Office documents or PDF documents to remain unprotected, an option exists in the Settings > Document Protection menu to select both, one, or none.
If you have any questions, please contact Firmex Support.