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  • 1. Virtual Data Room From Deal Making to Due Diligence Built with the leading Investment Banks and Law Firms, our revolutionary technology is used by tens of thousands of professionals all over the world.
  • 2. Virtual Data Room:What you need to know and whyTransactions are becoming increasingly more complicated. Deals involve numerous participants whoneed access to an escalating number of documents at any given stage of the deal. This creates a hugeadministrative burden on lawyers, bankers and companies driving cost up and slowing down execution.Our Virtual Data Room helps optimize all stages of the deal cycle. From idea marketing to post closing,with our Virtual Data Room, you can easily and securely share information with potential investors,buyers and partners.1. Security:Our platform is built on the highest industry standards and technology. Our infrastructure has passedthe most demanding security audits and is SAS 70 Level II compliant. You can easily customize securityto each particular user and/or document – which gives you ultimate control over disclosure.2. Service:Our experienced Deal Coordinators will work with you to prepare and perform all steps needed tooptimize set up and execution of your transaction. This includes Virtual Data Room structure design,scanning and upload of documents, permission management and the rest of our suite. Each project isassigned a local dedicated Deal Coordinator who is available 24/7.3. Simplicity:Our interface and process makes it extremely easy for you to manage the Virtual Data Room.Everything is essentially point-and-click, meaning there is no learning curve. Although the technology-end of the Virtual Data Room is quite complex, from the user perspective, it could not be easier.4. Speed:Virtual Data Rooms can be set up in a matter of minutes. Our interface and infrastructure are designedto make the process quick and easy so that you can get started immediately.5. Cost Certainty:The cost of our Virtual Data Room is certain and transparent. Our fees include unlimited use of ourdedicated Deal Coordinators and their expertise. There are no hidden fees, overnight or weekendcharges. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Our Deal Coordinators have been selected for their M&A experience with banks and investment firms.
  • 3. Over the years, our platform has evolved with the help of finance professionals, lawyers and corporations. All the functionality of our platform is built to optimize transactions, to give our users the best and most secure Virtual Data Room experience possible.SimplicityThe EthosData platform is designed so that both users and administrators can apply its functionalityeasily without any training. Its tools and practicality make it very simple for users to get the most fromthe platform.Windows Explorer Look and FeelUsers will be able to start working in the Virtual Data Room almost immediately. Navigation has a veryfamiliar interface, based on the Windows Explorer aesthetic and functionality. It effortlessly guides usersand administrators through the content, without the time-constraining process of training.Google Powered SearchAll documents are searchable by title and content using the world’s leading search engine, Google .Search terms can be simple or advanced and search results are prioritized by relevance.Site MapThe Virtual Data Room provides a single view of the entire project that can be easily printable orexportable as a worksheet. If you need to work on multiple documents, the Site Map allows you to stayin the same window instead of digging through various folders. Document Messages Administrators can easily send new content or links to all users. Users can also opt to receive daily or weekly emails highlighting any changes in the Virtual Data Room. New Items Users can get a list of the files that have been uploaded to the project since their last log in date or within a date range. Users can also filter to show only unread documents. Access your Virtual Data Room anywhere in the world.
  • 4. SecuritySecurity is top priority for our clients. We continually invest to keep our technology and platform secureand confidential.Infrastructure SecurityOur servers are housed in two geographically remote and highly secure data centers with SunGardAvailability Services (SAS70 Type II certified), the industry-leading hosting service provider that boastsover 10,000 global clients. These facilities are used by a number of leading banks, government agenciesand blue-chip corporations. Each facility uses real-time replication, multiple connections, alternate powersources, intrusion detection and state-of-the-art emergency response systems for further data protection.In addition, fire wall mechanisms, virus scanning and intrusion detection software are continuouslymonitored on our platform. The hosting facilities are equipped with video surveillance, proximity cardreaders and biometric scanners, which operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.Application SecurityOver the years, our software engineers have responded to client and regulatory requirements to ensurethat our application adheres to the highest security standards. This guarantees that all content issafeguarded against unauthorized access.Data EncryptionAll communication transmitted to and from the Virtual Data Room is protected with 128-bit encryption.Document Protection and LockingWe use the strongest document level protection available. Our document security provides the ability toremotely lock down PDF documents. The site administrator can easily control whether users can copy,print, forward or alter a document.Our Virtual Data Room can block the use of the “print screen” key, and add a personalized watermark.This encryption and locking functionality can be enforced on any PDF document posted to the VirtualData Room system. Our Virtual Data Room allows you to track and audit usage and even alterpermissions and revoke read access after the document has been distributed.Process SecurityOur operations have been audited for processes, technology and security by leading financial institutionsand law firms. We also perform regular internal audits to ensure that all points of potential datacompromise are minimized.Personnel SecurityIn addition to layers of technical security, we rigorously screen our staff, requiring each employee to sign anon-disclosure agreement. All EthosData employees from software engineers to account managers, undergoa thorough background check. All members of staff go through comprehensive training in data privacy andcompliance prior to any involvement in client transactions. All client data is kept strictly confidential and alluser passwords are stored in our secure database in a hash format, inaccessible by even our technical team. Taking every precaution to ensure that your deal is safe and secure
  • 5. Advanced FunctionalityOur Virtual Data Room provides simple, effective tools that allow our clients to obtain valuableinformation regarding the individual interest of each user. It also tracks every single action forcompliance, and provides a very powerful and easy to use platform to organize all questions andanswers about a document or folder.ReportingGet detailed information about the activities of each user or organization including what documents heor she has viewed, questions asked and log-ins. Information is presented in an easy-to-read graphicalformat. The underlying detailed information can be exported to Excel for further analysis.QnAManage the entire the flow of questions and comments about a given document with convenience andease. Administrators can answer multiple questions, add links to existing documents and export toExcel for easy organization.AuditThe Virtual Data Room logs every action performed by users in the system. Site administrators cansearch these actions using our comprehensive audit search tool. Each audit record will provideinformation on the action, the user that performed the action, the exact date and time when the actionwas performed, and any additional metadata relevant to the action. This ensures full coverage tominimize the risks associated with all aspects of compliance and disclosure. Customized to your specifications for ultimate disclosureSpeedOur platform and processes are set up so that projects can be launched in minutes.Add a folder structure in one goEasily upload entire projects with multiple files and folders. No need for cumbersome installations orplug-ins.Bulk upload of usersAdding a list of users is as easy as pasting their email addresses together in one text box. The platformwill do the rest, guiding the administrator through the process with a few simple steps.Open documents fastOur PDF based document encryption provides a secure and speedy experience for the user. Users canalso download more than one file at a time with the bulk download tool.
  • 6. Speed, Security and Servicebrought to you by EthosData the leading provider ofcritical document exchange services. (c) 2010 EthosData Limited