Brainloop Survey Underlines How Ease of Use Increases Information Security


Munich, Germany. February 7, 2013 – Brainloop, the leading provider of solutions for enterprise-wide collaboration on confidential information and documents, today announced that it has carried out a survey of IT decision makers across multiple industries to find out how relevant document protection is to them. The survey shows that the number one requirement for the solutions they implement is ease of use. This confirms that Brainloop has adopted the right strategy.


Survey respondents said that document security is very important (84%) or important (15%) to them. Only 1% of those surveyed considered that document security was not important.


Asked whether their company has policies in place to govern how people handle confidential documents, 70% of the respondents say it does. However, as many as 30% say they have not established any policies. Given that 99% of the companies consider document security as very important or important, there is a need for many companies to do more in this field.


For 67% of the respondents, the company would suffer severe (49%) or disastrous (18%) consequences from the breach of confidential documents. This highlights the immediate threat to a business from the loss of internal expertise. This roughly corresponds with the number of organizations that have implemented corporate policies (70%). In contrast, 29% believe the consequences of losing confidential documents would be moderate and just 4% as negligible.


Asked about the features they require in software solutions to protect confidential documents, most companies (79%) say that ease of use is decisive. In addition, 63% of the respondents say that it is important to be able to implement document security rules within the solution and 61% cite a high level of security with the most stringent security standards.


These survey results reflect Brainloop’s experience with its customers. “Over the last few years, our customers’ expectations with regard to user friendliness have increased significantly,” says Markus Seyfried, CTO at Brainloop. “Today, an intuitive interface is a prerequisite. That’s why we place the highest importance on the usability of our solution and use heuristic evaluation methods during our development process. The result is a positive effect on user acceptance levels and – as a direct consequence – on the protection of confidential content.”


The current release, Version 8.20, of the Brainloop Secure Dataroom takes the ease of use line even further. Brainloop has simplified the interface, harmonized the color palette and made it easier for users to navigate directly to the documents they need. The company has also extended the solution’s functionality for naming conventions, automatic folder indexing, differentiated activity reports, and Q&A processes. The latter are now even easier to use as they can be set up with as many steps and permissions as required.


The Brainloop Secure Dataroom is a solution for secure collaboration on confidential documents that comprehensively meets the market’s requirements. Document and information compliance management enables companies to implement their policies and processes within the solution. It was designed to meet the most stringent security standards, even when users work with third parties beyond the firewall. This differentiates the Brainloop solution from other products on the market.



About Brainloop


Brainloop, with offices in Boston, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, uses document compliance management (DCM) to make online collaboration safe and compliant, giving users the peace of mind to focus on their business goals. Brainloop’s web based solution automatically manages security and compliance, allowing highly confidential documents to be easily edited and distributed inside and outside the corporate network. Encryption and operator shielding protect all documents from insider threat and external attacks, providing a highly secure collaboration framework. The solution enables the complete transparency and auditability of all accesses and changes to documents, supporting corporate and regulatory compliance directives. Frequent uses include contract negotiations, collecting data and writing up quarterly reports, and any other communication that contains confidential information. To learn more, visit