November 2021

Document retention

Document retention management features were added to enable customers to view and control documents that match their retention rules. Customers can now see and control items that were last modified or created a specific number of years ago (i.e. 3 years ago, 5 years ago, etc.). This lets customers take actions on these items, like deleting them or closing public links on them.

Users can also now filter documents by custom age and last modified date ranges. This allows customers to find and take action on documents that match specific age and last modified date range parameters.

Shared drives

Customers can now easily view all of their company’s shared drives and folders in Nira using the “Type” filter. This enables customers to see and control permissions on these critical items in just a few seconds. Shared drive and folder access is higher risk, since they often contain multiple documents, and permission from the drive and folder carry over to those documents.

Nira now displays when documents and items have multiple owners. For Google Workspace items, documents within shared drives will have multiple owners if the shared drive they are in has multiple managers. Multiple owners are visible right from the main Protect Documents view, without users needing to dig into an individual document’s details.

Filters and actions

Nira now provides customers with the ability to filter items by type. For example, customers can now filter to see items like pdfs, Excel files, images, and Word documents.

Customers can now filter documents and items that are accessible to specific personal email domains, like Gmail, Yahoo, etc. Customers are using this feature to see only documents and items associated with Yahoo accounts, for example.

Collaborators can be bulk-removed from as many documents and items as customers would like.

Security

Additional measures to account for user inactivity have been added.

October 2021

UI improvements were added in October, including the ability for users to search for particular documents using document identifiers, find documents owned by specific domains, and exclude domains from the domain area (e.g. trusted domains). Additional detail listed below:

Improvements made to the watch feed to allow any item to be watched.

A domain owner filter was added when viewing documents from the protect documents section. This allows you to easily sort the documents by a specific domain owner.

A document identifier filter was added when viewing documents from the protect documents section. This allows you to easily input a document identifier from an external tool to view within Nira.

Exclude domains and document ownership filters were added in the domains access section. This allows you to exclude a domain(s) from view as well as filter by internal or external document ownership.

September 2021

Automations were added to Nira in September. With automations, users can have actions taken on their behalf to automatically remediate access issues. Automations are simple to set up from within the dashboard.

A watch feed was added in September. The watch feed enables users to select specific types of documents, accounts and domains to watch based on selected criteria.

August 2021

Actions feature updates were completed and shipped in August. These updates enable bulk actions on many items at once. Actions is a key feature that enables users to remediate access issues they find using Nira. There are currently seven different types of actions customers can take from the interface, like transfer ownership, remove access, and delete.

July 2021

The audit log, where information about what actions were taken by Nira users, was improved. It now includes even more details about what actions were taken by Nira users and when those actions were taken. The audit log can be found by clicking on the clipboard icon, and any audit log entry can be clicked to see more details.

Column resizing was added to the application. Users can now resize the column widths in the tables in any part of the application. A keyword filter was also added to the filters area to allow for searches by document title.

A dashboard and security feed were added. The security feed shows the most critical document access issues and allows users to see more information about the issues and take action on them.

Actions were updated so that users can make a bulk action by selecting all.

June 2021

In June we announced our new domain and brand, Nira. We pivoted from an enterprise search tool to become a real-time access control solution. Prior to this announcement, we were working closely with design partner customers to build Nira.

We added more robust views and filters within the application to see which accounts have access to individual documents and control their access.