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netfiles GmbH was one of the first German companies to provide virtual data rooms. Over 15 years' experience have now established it as a leading player in this field. netfiles enables companies to share and exchange files securely, as well as providing a secure central online document management facility guarded by detailed access rights but permitting mobile access. Under this cloud-based solution, data can be shared simply and securely within a company or with customers and suppliers. Secure data rooms can also be set up for such applications as M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, property management and contract management.

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netfiles GmbH, one of the leading providers of virtual data rooms in Germany, is expanding its product portfolio to address the growing number of customer use cases for virtual data rooms. The company now offers a range of data room products with functionalities and prices tailored for different applications. The extended portfolio includes the data room variants netfiles Business, netfiles Business Plus, netfiles Deal Room and netfiles Enterprise.

The Business and Enterprise product lines are addressing the areas secure data exchange and collaboration, while netfiles Deal Room primarily serves the classic use case of data rooms, due diligence audits.

Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH: "Today, the use of virtual data rooms goes far beyond the original field of financial and real estate transactions within due diligence audits. Virtual data rooms are increasingly used for data exchange with business partners, but also for online collaboration within project teams at different locations and offers an alternative or supplement to e-mail, FTP or simple cloud storage. With our new product portfolio we would like to offer optimum solutions to different target groups".

With the extension of the product range netfiles GmbH is also redesigning its website 
www.netfiles.de and presenting a modernized user interface for the netfiles data room.

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netfiles GmbH, one of the leading providers of virtual data rooms in Germany, presents a comprehensive new development of the netfiles data room. The update, which is available to customers now, offers extensive new functions and improvements.

A key enhancement is the new functionality of automatic indexing of data room content and the option of using a customer-specific index or an industry standard index when creating a data room. With automatic indexing, documents are automatically provided with an index number for unique identification after uploading them into the netfiles data room. Optionally, documents that already had an index number in the file name before the upload can be automatically sorted into the index in the netfiles data room. In addition to this new function, an own customer specific index can now be uploaded and used as folder structure for the data room when creating netfiles data rooms. Alternatively, netfiles offers its own standard index for carrying out due diligence or for commercial real estate transactions by the Gesellschaft für Immobilienwirtschaftliche Forschung e.V. (Society for Real Estate Research).

Besides the new index functions, the current version of the netfiles data room offers further improvements and new functions:

  • New reports provide netfiles data room administrators with detailed information about the number of logins, document views, downloads and Q&A questions of individual users and user groups. This allows a detailed analysis for examples of the bidding behavior in a corporate or real estate transaction.
  • In addition to personal labels, data room users can now assign group labels to folders and files. Group labels are visible to all users in a selected user group.
  • Data room exports can now be customized to include only data room contents and lists accessible to selected users.

Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH, on the new netfiles version: “netfiles is developed in close cooperation with our customers. As in previous versions, the selection and way of implementation of the new functions , were to a large extend determined by user feedback. This close cooperation with our customers is the key basis for the broad acceptance of the netfiles data room and the high satisfaction ratings from data room users”.

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netfiles GmbH, one of the leading providers of virtual data rooms in Germany, presents a new version of the netfiles data room. Key feature of this version is a new function for editing Office documents directly in the data room.

Instead of downloading a document, editing locally, then loading it back, netfiles users can now edit directly in the data room, using locally installed Office software. The function is available to users with edit rights to the relevant documents if activated by the data room administrator.
Alternatively to using locally installed Microsoft Office software, users can select to edit online in the web browser with LibreOffice (Collabora), integrated into netfiles. Data edited in this way remains in secure netfiles data centers and is thus subject to German data protection regulations at all times.
Further new functions in the netfiles data room

The current netfiles version also offers a new security function to encrypt PDF downloaded files from the data room with a password. These documents can only be opened and read locally after entering the password.

Further, users can now choose to be provided with a summary of changes in the data room at selected intervals (hourly, daily, weekly or monthly) instead of receiving individual e-mails for each change.

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New version of the netfiles data room available now
Having completed an extensive round of further development work, netfiles GmbH, one of the leading providers of virtual data rooms in Germany, has launched a new version of its netfiles data room.

The new netfiles user interface provides faster, easier access to the main data room functions, guarantees optimal control and allows documents to be made available and managed with superlative efficiency. Alongside the key data room organization functions, the properties of files and folders can now also be viewed directly – together with direct access to the new comments function. The latter function lets users comment on files and folders, thereby quickly clarifying any open issues and making discussions more efficient.

Apart from a fresh, modern user interface and the new comments function, a series of improvements in the new version of netfiles cover aspects such as the management of access rights in the data room, options for exporting a variety of file lists, and the ability to tailor the appearance of the data room to a given corporate identity. This customizing feature now also include secure file transfer for external users and netfiles e-mails to automatically invite new users and notify existing ones of changes in the data room.

“As we develop and improve netfiles, the practical needs of our users and potential users are the focus of everything we do,” says Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH. “We don’t develop things in an ivory tower: It is the customer who decides what new functions and improvements are added. Above all, a data room has to be fast, easy to use and very secure. The technology should stay out of sight – the focus should be on user-friendliness. Our goal is to enable users to work efficiently with netfiles without the need for extensive training, with a short learning curve and for any and every project.”

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Secure data exchange – Made in Germany – Since 2001
Committed to the vision of delivering an exceptionally secure platform for data exchange between companies and across locations, 15 years ago, in 2001, netfiles began providing the first version of the netfiles data room in the form of software as a service (SaaS).

At the time, netfiles GmbH was one of the first European providers of virtual data rooms. Its services quickly became established not only for due diligence tests in the M&A environment, but also as a horizontal solution for the secure sharing of confidential data in corporate contexts. After growing continually for 15 years and building up a broad customer base, netfiles GmbH is today one of the leading providers of data rooms in Europe.

“A rigorous focus on the user-friendliness of the data room and on data protection and data security is the cornerstone of our company’s success,” Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH, said on the company’s 15th anniversary. “netfiles customers are given an array of security functions and leading-edge encryption methods. But they can also trust us – a German company that hosts exclusively in Germany – to fully comply with the strict requirements of the EU’s Data Protection Directive as well as Germany’s own legal prescriptions. Today, we are especially pleased to have upheld the long-standing trust of customers who have been using netfiles data rooms successfully since our first year in business.”

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Trusted Cloud e.V., the network of excellence initiated by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, has awarded the netfiles data room the Trusted Cloud quality seal – the mark of a trustworthy cloud service.
Trusted Cloud aims to show small and medium-sized companies in particular the potential benefits of cloud services, and to boost trust in these services. The Trusted Cloud label is awarded in recognition of cloud services that meet defined minimum requirements in terms of transparency, security, quality and legal compliance.

“We are very pleased to receive this award for netfiles” says Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH. “Security, protecting customer data and the quality and reliability of the service we provide are central to everything we do as a company. Independent validation and certification of these criteria – such as the Trusted Cloud quality seal – gives customers very important guidance and support as they seek to choose a cloud service.”

“For SMEs in particular, you cannot overstate the value of the innovative potential afforded by trusted cloud offerings,” adds Thomas Niessen, Managing Director of Trusted Cloud. “The netfiles data room cloud solution satisfies all the demands that our Trusted Cloud label places on trustworthy services and is certified in accordance with all recognized standards. netfiles is yet another example of a reliable cloud offering that has proven itself to customers deservedly receiving the Trusted Cloud label.”

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Now available: New document preview with watermark in the web browser – No plug-ins, no need to install software

Work on developing the newest version of netfiles GmbH’s virtual data room focused primarily on modernizing the document preview function. netfiles’ decision to use HTML5 technology for the integrated Secure Document Viewer now gives users access to the full functionality of the data room in the web browser, with no need to install plug-ins or software.

Especially in the context of due diligence tests, speed and ease of use when inspecting documents – alongside strict security, of course – are crucial to acceptance by all stakeholders, and to the success of projects. In netfiles data rooms, confidential, watermark-protected documents can now be viewed in a web browser without the hassle of installing software or plug-ins.

“The new version of netfiles sharpens our focus on the user-friendliness of data rooms, while continuing to maintain strict security,” says Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of netfiles GmbH. “Most corporate users are not even authorized to install software on their PCs, so they prefer to be able to use applications in the web browser. netfiles doesn’t even need any browser plug-ins, which are often associated with security threats. 256-bit encryption for the transmission and storage of data guarantees maximum security when using the netfiles data room. Particularly sensitive documents can also be given a watermark for added production.”

In addition to the new document preview function, the latest version of netfiles Dataroom features a number of other improvements and new functions:
– The familiar list and image views are now complemented by a collapsible list view. As in the Windows Explorer, netfiles users can now view folders and sub-folders in a collapsible list to quickly get a clear overview of the data room content.
– Under “Secure File Transfer”, users can now create a download link to files in the netfiles data room and then send this link using their own e‑mail program.
– When setting up or expanding data rooms, user accounts can now be imported very easily using a predefined CSV file.

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New security function supports one-time password apps

With immediate effect, the 2-factor authentication system implemented in netfiles Dataroom also supports one-time password (OTP) apps when users log into their data room. Within the framework of 2-factor authentication, users can now choose between a security code sent by text message or a one-time password generated by an OTP app. OTP apps from third-party providers are supported alongside netfiles’ own new OTP app, which is free of charge.

OTP apps generate one-time passwords that users must enter – in addition to their regular access data (i.e. their user name/e-mail address and password) – in a second step when logging into their netfiles data room. Once the app has been set up, users can generate one-time passwords even when they do not have a mobile or permanent connection.
The new netfiles OTP app is available for both Android and iOS and can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

“Unlike the two-step login procedure that uses security codes sent by text message, the new OTP support feature means that users are no longer dependent on having mobile or permanent connectivity,” says Thomas Krempl, founder and Managing Director of netfiles GmbH. “Optimal security can thus be guaranteed at all times, even during mobile access to data rooms.”

netfiles gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up secure data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

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Extensive updates to netfiles data and project room solutions available now

netfiles GmbH has focused development of the current version of netfiles on making its data and project room solutions more user-friendly and even more secure. An advanced document preview function and a new thumbnail image preview function allow users to read and view text and image files in the data room much faster and more easily. In netfiles, most file formats can be viewed and read conveniently in the web browser, without the need to install extra software. Alongside Office and PDF documents, image files have become the most common file formats used in data and project rooms. Especially in the context of real estate transactions and real estate management, all kinds of photographs are made available and shared. It follows that quick ways of viewing photos saves precious time for potential clients and everyone involved in the process.

The list of login activities also provides netfiles users with a new security function. The list documents all applications (such as web browsers and apps) that have recently been used to access and work with netfiles. Each user can access the list on their personal start page. In addition, users are notified by e-mail if their netfiles account is logged into from an application they have never previously used for this purpose.
Existing 2-factor authentication has been extended in the latest version of netfiles. As a result, 2-factor authentication can now also be chosen as an option solely to validate the use of new applications.

An exclusive feature in netfiles Dataroom is the new document approval function. If this function is activated, documents stored in the data room can only be made visible to other users subject to approval based on the principle of dual control.

netfiles gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up safe data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

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Ongoing development of netfiles data rooms focused on ease of use
With immediate effect, the new version of netfiles boasts a modernized, simplified user interface, plus a host of useful new functions designed to make data exchange and online collaboration between companies even more effective. When redesigning the netfiles user interface, the developers took great care to ensure that users don’t have to learn to use the application all over again. All the most important functions are still exactly where they have always been. Development of the new functions likewise concentrated primarily on making secure data exchange even easier. netfiles firmly believes that data rooms should be easy even for computer novices to use, without the need for extensive training. Since the very first version was launched over ten years ago, our company has therefore focused consistently on making its application simple and intuitive to use.
Here is a list of the most important new functions:

  • In the new netfiles version, labels give users a helpful additional way to organize and search for documents in the data room.
  • Unread documents in a netfiles data room can now be marked as such with a symbol, making it clear which documents have already been accessed and which have not.
  • Files as big as 4 GB can now be uploaded.
  • An extended activity log now also documents managed file transfer activities.
  • Data rooms can be set up more easily by creating new users but not inviting them to access the data room until later.

“Security is naturally key,” says Thomas Krempl, founder and Managing Director of net- files GmbH, talking about the new netfiles version. “But ease of use too has been central to the development of netfiles right from the word go. The latest version keeps us moving in exactly the same direction. Most of our customers are not computer experts, so they want solutions that they can use easily and efficiently.”

netfiles gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up safe data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

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TÜV SÜD certifies net-files GmbH’s information security management

net-files GmbH has successfully gained ISO/IEC 27001 certification, taking another important step toward sustainable security.

During the certification procedure, technical service auditor TÜV SÜD conducted in depth examinations of all security-relevant IT and business processes operated by the provider of virtual data and project rooms. The audit confirmed that net-files GmbH’s IT security measures and its information security management system satisfy the requirements of the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard.

This accreditation certifies the supreme importance that net-files GmbH attaches to information security throughout the company and in the running of its netfiles application.

“For net-files GmbH, information security has always been the very core of what we do. We give absolute top priority to protecting our customers’ data,” says Thomas Krempl, Managing Director of net-files GmbH. “Being certified in accordance with the internationally recognized ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard underscores our commitment to security. Our customers can rest assured that our business processes and information security comply with high standards.”

netfiles gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up safe data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

With immediate effect, net-files GmbH, a provider of virtual data and project rooms, has entrusted the housing and protection of its servers to the M-net data centers in Munich.

Two factors played a key role in shaping net-files GmbH’s decision: One is M-net’s modern, high-security data center infrastructure that is physically located in Germany. The other is the fact that M-net is a German company with no US participation. Like net-files itself, M-net is thus governed solely by the laws and strict data protection provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany.

“As a provider of virtual data rooms, we give absolute top priority to the security and protection of our customers’ data,” says Thomas Krempl, founder and Managing Director of net-files GmbH. “Logically, therefore, we place extremely high demands on access controls and the failsafe accommodation and connectivity of our servers. Protection against access by government agencies must be guaranteed at all times. M- net is thus the ideal partner to safeguard our customers’ legitimate demand for optimal security and data protection.”

The Munich-based data center used by net-files features 360° security systems, round- the-clock surveillance 365 days a year, multi-level access controls, automatic fire protection systems, advanced air-conditioning technology and an uninterruptible power supply. The eco Association of the German Internet Industry recently conducted a Datacenter Star Audit here – and awarded four stars to the M-net facility. “Customers who use the data links and server infrastructure at our data center can rest assured that their data never leaves our networks,” explains Ralf Strassberger, head of the Corporate Clients unit at M-net. “Our data centers are located here in Bavaria and are monitored and maintained by our own technicians. At M-net, security comes right at the top of our list of priorities.”

net-files gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up safe data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

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Available now: A free iPad app from net-files GmbH for customers who use its virtual data rooms.

To complement its web application, net-files GmbH has developed a new iPad app that provides mobile access to its data and project rooms. The app also supports offline file access.

Die net-files iPad App kann ab sofort kostenlos im Apple App Store heruntergeladen werden.

Documents stored in net-files can be opened and read in the iPad app. Depending on users’ authorization levels, documents can also be stored in the app and kept available for offline access when Internet connectivity is not available. Data security and confidentiality is guaranteed at all times by document encryption, password protection and the option of 2-factor authentication when users log in.

net-files gives companies secure data exchange and a secure online document management hub featuring elaborate access rights and the option of mobile access too. This cloud solution makes it easy for companies to exchange data securely with customers and suppliers. It also lets them set up secure data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, property and contract management, for example.

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The new Q&A function enables complex question-and-answer processes in the context of due diligence tests, mergers and acquisitions to be handled in a structured and efficient way. Issues and inquiries can thus be dealt with without the time-consuming inefficiency of resorting to unstructured e mails, phone calls and faxes.

Within the net-files data room, questions can be forwarded to the right predefined experts to ensure that high-quality answers are supplied in short order. Detailed access rights can be defined for each individual to govern who on the buyer’s and seller’s sides sees what questions and answers. All questions and answers are also logged and monitored in the data room itself to ensure fast and secure communication – and secure audit trails – between all parties. Transactions can be closed out faster as a result.

net-files gives companies a secure data transfer facility and a secure, central online document management system, complete with detailed access rights and mobile access options. This cloud-based solution makes it simplicity itself to exchange data within the company or with customers and suppliers, and to set up safe data rooms for M&A projects, due diligence tests, asset transactions, board communication, real estate management and contract management, for example.

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New version allows for the secure, simple, audited exchange of confidential data.

The newest version of the net-files data/project room offers a secure and at the same time easy-to-use alternative to e-mail and FTP. Use the data or project room to exchange business-critical documents within and beyond your company boundaries. You can also use net-files to send and receive files up to 2GB simply and easily.

In developing the net-files Managed File Transfer functionality, the emphasis was on user friendliness as well as security. In many companies, sensitive data is regularly sent unprotected over e-mail or FTP, or exchanged using unsafe consumer cloud sharing solutions, simply because users want access to a quick and easy file sharing method. The successful cloud applications net-files Business and net-files Data Room appeal particularly to users who are looking for an effective solution that can be used without extensive training or practice.

The new Managed File Transfer features are integrated directly into the net-files data and project room solutions, and offer 256-bit SSL encryption, both when sending and receiving data. In addition, the functionality offers password protection, delivery receipts and detailed loggging, and allows you to restrict document availability. The functions are operated like in an e-mail application.

In order to use net-files Managed File Transfer, you will only need a web browser, and you will not need to download or install any additional software.

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The net-files data room addresses the increasing demand for highly secure yet user-friendly platforms for engaging in commercial property transactions and asset management. In particular, the net-files data room offers sellers and potential buyers distinct advantages during property purchases and ensuing due diligence, by making it quick and easy to prepare and present documents for the transaction, and by making sure that access to these documents is safe and protected.

Detailed access rights ensure that confidential documents can only be seen by users with the appropriate rights. The net-files data room can be implemented immediately, without extensive configuration or training, and without any help from your IT department. All you need to access the data room is a web browser.

In addition, net-files offers many advantages for the management of property and property funds. The clear, strutured presentation of even large amounts of documentation allows for quick access to whatever document is required at all stages of a property transaction. The consistency and currentness of the data accessed is also guaranteed at all times.

The most up-to-date software, encryption and security technologies ensure that all documents in the net-files data room are reliably protected against data loss and unauthorized access.

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In Cloud Computing, security is of the utmost importance

net-files Data Room users are not prepared to compromise when it comes to security and data protection. As well as state-of-the- art security technology, hosting in Germany also ensures the highest levels of data protection from a legal point of view. Confidential documents can be exchanged within a defined user set, and you are guaranteed that they will not fall into the wrong hands.

Cloud Computing is becoming more and more popular and the question of data protection, not just from a user’s point of view, is becoming increasingly important. The Article 29 Working Party, an advisory body to the European Commission, points out in its most recent statement (Opinion 05/2012 on Cloud Computing – Adopted July 1st 2012) that there is an issue with Cloud services from outside of Europe. Even the Safe Harbor certification, a particular data protection agreement between the EU and the USA, is not considered adequate as far as data protection is concerned, and cannot offer as high a level of protection as is guaranteed by European service providers.

As a German company, net-files GmbH works according to the strict EU data protection guidelines and the legal requirements of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular the Federal Data Protection Law (“BDSG”) and the Telemedia Act (“TMG”). All data are exclusively stored and processed in Germany. net-files Data Room also offers many security features such as 256-bit encryption, 2-factor authentication, additional document protection using watermarks and an audit trail for comprehensive protection when exchanging confidential documents and collaborating online.

net-files offers companies secure file sharing and central, secure online document management with detailed access rights and mobile accessibility. The Cloud solution allows you to exchange files within the company or with customers and suppliers, and secure data rooms can be set up for M&A projects, due diligence audits, asset transactions, board communication, or property and contract management.

At www.net-files.com, you can find further information and even sign up for a 14- day, free Data Room trial. You can read more about the Article 29 Working Group and its statement on Cloud Computing at ec.europa.eu.

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Based on more than ten years of experience in developing cloud-based applications for secure file sharing and collaboration, net-files GmbH recently expanded its product range to include a virtual data room.

The introduction of this net-files solution addresses a sharp rise in the demand for virtual data rooms for sensitive business processes. The net-files data room allows for the secure provisioning of documents as part of due diligence audits, acquisitions, property or financial transactions. Furthermore, the net-files data room offers an efficient and secure medium for communication between the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management.

All you need to use the net-files data room is a web browser and an internet connection, there is no need for any additional software. The net-files data room is offered as a SaaS (Software as a Service), which means that it can be put to use immediately. Because of its intuitive user interface, the data room can be used even by less-experienced users without any training.

As well as being user-friendly, the net-files data room stands out due to its comprehensive security features. These include the detailed access rights that can be assigned on document or folder level, so that user groups, depending on settings, can only view certain documents with a watermark, or not at all. In the net-files data room, documents are encrypted not just during transfer, but also when they are stored, using 256-bit encryption. As is common in virtual data rooms, you can control whether or not users can print and download documents. Watermarks with user name and a time stamp can be dynamically inserted to protect unauthorized use of documents using screenshots.

Access to the net-files data room can also be further secured, using a 2-factor SMS authentication (mTan process) or biometric identification as well as normal login. A detailed activity log documents all actions and results in the data room with time stamps. Modern software and security technologies, hosting in Germany in an ISO/IEC 27001-certified data center and regular security checks complete the net-files service.

More security when choosing cloud-based services. As one of the german pioneers in the areas of web-based project and data rooms for optimal collaboration of businesses and project teams, net-files is participating in the “Cloud Services Made in Germany” initiative.

The objective of this initiative is to offer german companies professional assistance when selecting cloud services. In this way, the initiative is addressing the sharp rise in companies’ demand for web-based solutions and the closely-linked central question of security.

Cloud Collaboration – Made in Germany

net-files.com is targeted at companies that by introducing online collaboration and file sharing in the cloud want to save on costs but do not want to forgo security or ease of use. Security in this context does not just refer to secure access to their own data, but also to storage on servers in Germany and support by the german net-files team.

net-files provides companies of any size with central, secure online document management using a web browser, including sophisticated access rights and mobile access possibilities. The cloud solution allows users to share files easily, both within the company and externally with customers and suppliers, and offers secure data rooms, for example for due diligence projects.

A new user interface and new net-files features make working in team and data rooms simple and efficient. To celebrate 10 years of net-files, the new version boasts a completely modernised and simplified user interface and many new features. This addresses the huge increase in demand by businesses for secure and easy-to-use data rooms, and online solutions for managing and exchanging documents within companies and beyond company boundaries.

The most important new features
The new version of net-files makes online collaboration even safer and more efficient thanks to such features as drag & drop support, preview of documents in the browser, wiki functionality and additional security features. The drag & drop support allows you to work directly in the browser, moving documents to folders or uploading them to net-files quickly and simply, just like all Windows and Mac users are used to doing. The new wiki functionality provides work groups with a workspace for sharing and collaborating on information and content. It is ideal for collecting ideas, specifications, documentation and project notes. And the new browser preview feature allows you to quickly view documents without having to download them first.

Made in Germany
net-files.de addresses itself primarily to German businesses who, by managing and exchanging documents in the cloud hope to save costs but are not prepared to do without security and an easy-to-use interface. Security does not just refer to the secure access of company data, but also how that data is stored on servers in Germany, and the german-language support offered by the net-files team.

net-files provides companies of any size with centralized, secure online document management with sophisticated access rights and mobile acesss. The cloud solution allows you to exchange files easily within your company and outside with customers and suppliers, and to set up secure data rooms, for example, for “due diligence” projects.

Thomas Krempl, the director and founder of net-files GmbH has this to say about the new net-files version: “Security, efficiency and ease of use formed the cornerstone of net-files development from the very beginning. With this newest version, we have consistently followed this course and have created a basis for all companies to exchange and manage documents in the cloud. Whether you run an agency, or a small, medium or large-sized business, net-files can offer flexible and secure solutions for all companies.”

Office documents can be edited in the virtual net-files data space directly online using the Zoho application without the need to install any software.

Starting with net-files version 5.4, all users will be able to create and edit Office documents directly from their net-files data space. The new integrated online application Zoho makes it possible to create and edit Excel, Word and PowerPoint files directly from your browser without installing any additional software. This lets users get work done more quickly and easily since they no longer need to download documents to their local computer and upload them again.

Fast and Easy-to-Use
The main advantage of this solution is that you can open Office documents using Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show directly from the net-files data space and save them again. You can use Zoho to edit any documents that were created using Word, Excel or PowerPoint. This works in both directions – any documents you create in Zoho and save in Microsoft Office Format will be able to be opened and edited using the respective Microsoft Office software as well. Zoho applications are now available free of charge to all net-files users!

Mind Maps can now be created and edited using the award-winning online application MindMeister in the virtual data space of net-files and does not require installing any software.

In net-files version 5.3, all users can create and edit Mind Maps. They are created using the award-winning online software application MindMeister, so no software installation is necessary.

Mind Maps can be created and edited directly in the net-files data space, which means you won’t need to download them locally in order to edit them. All viewing and editing is done directly in the data space.

User-friendly Interface with Full-Featured Functionality
The integration of MindMeister has expanded the functionality of net-files. “MindMeister is easy to use and offers a full range of features, such as editing existing Mind Maps document formats. It is becoming more and more important for our customers to be able to edit documents online, without having to install extra software on their PC. The combination of net-files and MindMeister is the optimal mix between functionality and user-friendliness”, explains Thomas Krempl, founder and executive director of net-files GmbH. MindMeister is available free of charge to all net-files users.

It is now possible to login to the virtual project space on net-files using a biometric Internet passport from AXSionics AG.

Starting with net-files version 5.2, all users will be able to identify themselves easily and securely using the biometric Internet password from AXSionics AG. The AXSionics Internet passport also allows you to encrypt any type of information, which will only become readable again after identification with a fingerprint. This feature also allows you to save your login information to other Internet services so that you can only access them after you have identified yourself with the biometric fingerprint system. This prevents any unauthorized person gaining access to your login information.

Top Security and Easy to Use
Using net-files with the AXSionics Internet passport for identification purposes ensures the highest level of security. “For many businesses, having secure access to online services is a top priority. The combination of net-files and the AXSionics Internet Passport is the best option in terms of providing top security with a interface that is intuitive and easy-to-use.” explains Thomas Krempl, founder and executive director of net-files GmbH. Since the biometric data (fingerprints) are saved exclusively on the AXSionics Internet passport, it makes it impossible for third parties to gain access to and misuse this information.

net-files now offers an optimized interface for accessing team documents using an iPhone.

net-files version 5.0 enables net-files users to access their important documents without having to carry their Notebook around with them. Work colleagues, customers and partners can now use their Applie iPhone to access all kinds of documents in the central project space easily and securely. Not only does the new version provide web-based access over iPhone to the data files stored on net-files, you can also use it to manage users and access rights. Uploading new documents is made possible via e-mail.

Flexible and Secure
The access to net-files over the iPhone is carried out with the highest level of security standards. “Providing access over mobile devices is still a huge challenge for many businesses. The interface for iPhone has definite advantages.” explains Thomas Krempl, founder and executive director of net-files GmbH. The data on the Extranet is saved in professional and secure computing centers. The iPhone interface works the same as accessing data over a PC, which is carried out over HTTPS. Since documents are only displayed and not saved, there is no security risk even if you accidentally lose your iPhone.