SmartRoom VDR Security Overview
Here at SmartRoom, we take a security-first approach to everything we do. We combine a number of safeguards that make up the most advanced dimensional security solution of any virtual data room on the market. Ensure your data is protected at all times and have complete peace of mind it never falls into the wrong hands.
Security standards are divided into the following categories: administrative, physical and technical safeguards.
Documented, formal practices to manage the selection and implementation of security measures that protect information and guide the conduct of personnel in relation to the protection of information.
Practices to manage the protection of physical computer systems and related buildings and equipment from fire and other natural and environmental hazards, as well as from intrusion.
Processes that are put in place to protect and control information access and data that is stored, transmitted, and shared over the network.
Security Management Process
Risk Management & Compliance
Penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and patching updates are conducted regularly. We have a dedicated 24/7 infrastructure monitoring team to watch for any unusual activity and to handle any potential issues. SmartRoom maintains SOC 2 Type 2, Privacy Shield, Cyber Essentials and GDPR compliance.
Information Access Management
Customized Security Profiles
Administrators have full control over all data and can restrict access to any document, file, or folder. Custom security
profiles can be created for individuals or groups to restrict view, print, save and modify rights.
Remote Document Detonation
SmartRoom gives administrators the ability to remotely detonate documents even after they have been downloaded
by end users. This gives administrators full control of data even if it’s been taken out of the platform.
Data Backup Plan
Our cloud-hosted servers are on a robust platform that provides us stability and emergency access to backup processes by Microsoft Azure, the industry’s leading hosting provider. Our high-performance backup systems capture data at multiple intervals throughout the day. Database replication provides redundancy-stored at dispersed geographical locations.
Disaster Recovery Plan
Our systems are built with high availability and geographic redundancy. We have a documented Disaster Recovery Plan that is tested in real-time. Our DR plan is reviewed and updated annually. Our recovery time objective is 24 hours. Our recovery point objective is 15 minutes.
Facility Security Plan
All data is stored in the United States in a Microsoft Azure data center. All Microsoft Azure data centers hosting SmartRoom data are SOC 2 and ISO27001 certified. All Microsoft Data Center Security Controls can be found here.
Access Controls & Validation Procedures
Data Center access controls follow AICPA AT-801 I standards and procedures as well as industry practices. Every user accessing our servers by our hosting provider, Microsoft Azure, is logged in and monitored.
Unique User Identification
SmartRoom provides custom multi-factor authentication and secure password requirements to ensure only provisioned users have access to the room.
SmartRoom is enhanced by network segmentation, firewall security, and proactive intrusion detection systems. The
application itself is built using multiple layers of logical security to ensure the integrity of our user rights systems.
In addition to our internal application firewalls, SmartRoom utilizes data hosting provider Microsoft Azure’s web application firewall (WAF) in Azure Application Gateway that helps protect from common web-based attacks like SQL injection, crosssite scripting attacks, and session hijacking. It comes preconfigured with protection from threats identified by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) as the top 10 common vulnerabilities.
SmartRoom utilizes the intrusion detection services of Rapid7 InsightIDR, an industry leader in cloud workload security. Rapid7 provides Security-as-a-Service solutions that combine cloud-based software and innovative analytics with expert services to assess, detect and block threats to SmartRoom. The protection extends to all layers the platform and infrastructure stack to defend against a broad range of server-side threats including hard-to-detect web application attacks such as SQL injection, path traversal and cross-site scripting as well as advanced malware, command to control, brute force and many others.
Notification and Archiving
Full audit logs and real-time reporting of any and all user activity are readily available to SmartRoom administrators.
Mechanism to Authenticate Data
Enable customizable electronic watermarks on documents to protect from improper distribution, alterations, or destruction of data. Restrict print screen or third-party screen capture applications to prevent unauthorized use or alteration of data.
Encryption and Decryption
SmartRoom utilizes RSA 2048 bit encryption for data is encrypted in transit and at-rest. In addition, SmartRoom uses dual encryption, using a separate encryption key for each file AND a separate key for each site. Files are double encrypted by taking each unique file key and encrypting it with the site key.