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Type of site
HeadquartersSingapore, and San Francisco, California
Founder(s)Augustine Lim, Loong Chee-Yuh
Key peopleAugustine Lim (CEO)
Loong Chee-Yuh (CTO)

Digify is a cloud-based document security service and virtual data room that allow companies to track and protect files. Digify can be used on a web browser, and apps are offered for Android and iOS devices.[1] Windows and OS X document viewers are also available for reading highly confidential files.


Digify was founded by Augustine Lim and Loong Chee-Yuh. Lim was concerned about leakage of intellectual property and proprietary information when sharing sensitive content with another company. At the time, he found no digital solution that could protect information from redistribution or set a time limit on access after sending.[2]

Business model[edit]

Digify provides copy protection, access control and file tracking. Users can decide how their content can be shared with others, invite others to view a shared document or photo, set them to self-destruct and track who has viewed their files.[3]

Three account types are available on Digify: Free, Professional and Business.[4] Depending on the type of account, Digify has features such as DWG file support, adaptive watermarking and screenshot protection. Digify works with cloud storage providers, including Google Drive, Dropbox[5] and Box.


Digify copy protects the owner's information by preventing copying, printing and download. It tracks what happens to the file and who has seen it. It is also possible to revoke access to the file, or have it self-destruct.

Self-destructing files[edit]

Files sent via Digify can be set to self-destruct. The sender can set how long access is granted before it expires, or revoke access.[6]

Adaptive watermarking[edit]

Digify features patent-pending adaptive watermarking technology, which creates a movable, fading watermark that uniquely identifies recipients of a file. This enables the whole file to be viewed without disrupting the text or images, while making it possible to identify the originator of a leak. It also increases the difficulty of extracting content even if they take screenshots on the computer or using an external camera.[7]


Digify encrypts files in AES-256, with each object assigned a unique key.[8]Shared content is only readable by the sender and receiver. Data is encrypted while in transit between a device and a recipient, and at rest on a server.[9]


In 2014, the company was awarded winner of the RSA Innovation Sandbox.[10] Afterwards, Digify won the SVForum startup expo and SITF Awards for best startup.[10] Digify also participated in the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, where it was a finalist for Security and Privacy category, and the CTIA MobileCon Cup, where it was the runner-up.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Share documents securely with Digify, a 'Snapchat for business content'". 2014-08-07. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  2. ^ "About". Digify. Archived from the original on 2015-10-03. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  3. ^ "e27 Startup Listing - Digify". e27. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  4. ^ "Pricing". Digify - Self-Destructing Files. Archived from the original on 2015-10-03. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  5. ^ "Company Overview of Digify, Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ Ravenscraft, Eric. "Digify Gives Others Self-Destructing Temporary Access to Dropbox Files". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  7. ^ "Digify Adaptive Watermarking Prevents Screenshots and Camera Photo-taking". Archived from the original on 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  8. ^ "Encryption still protects data, even from NSA, experts say". PC World. 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
  9. ^ "Tigris Capital takes minority stake in secure document management system provider Digify". Tigris Capital. 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  10. ^ a b c "What winning RSA Innovation Sandbox 2014 taught us: Digify". June 4, 2015.

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