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Guest Blogger, Ari Tamman, VP Channels of Promisec

As a follow-on from yesterday’s announcement, client, Promisec’s Ari Tamman gives a great example of real life applications for his company’s end point security technology.


By
Ari Tammam, VP Channels

Who better than a law firm to understand the implications of leaking
sensitive information outside of a corporation’s secure boundaries?

This is especially true for law firms that deal with privacy suits, but even more pertinent to law firms is the ‘privileged attorney client information’ which
protects information communicated between a client and the attorney.
Such information may be held electronically, and unless secure, could
find its way into the wrong hands. Therefore, law firms have as much to
protect as banking and financial entities.  Technology and IT security
are not the main focus of a law firm’s business, investment in these
areas are secondary to the main needs of most law practices. Investment
in IT security has to be cost effective for law firms and should not
unnecessarily increase financial or personnel overhead.

Promisec has been able to
demonstrate to law firms how its clientless solutions provide the
security they need with little overhead, both in personnel terms and in
impact to the network’s performance. One of the largest law firms in
the world, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP
was one of the first high profile law firms to purchase Promisec’s
technology for their internal network, had this to say about the
software:

"It is very important for us to be able to know that our endpoints
are secure across the entire enterprise, Promisec allows us to monitor
and remediate policy non-compliance across the enterprise. We are
pleased with Promisec’s clientless approach which is flexible,
non-disruptive and quick to implement. Not having to install software
on each and every PC is a major selling point."

A law firm needs to protect its network from attack, so that the
information held therein remains confidential. In today’s era of
electronic information, its portability and the ease in which
information can be transmitted, internal network controls are as
important as protecting the network from unauthorized external access.
Law firms trust their employees, but accidents and lack of awareness
are still the cause many internal network threats. Verifying the trust
placed in internal users and making sure they have not contravened any
of the usage or compliance policies of the company is very important
for law firms. Since IT is not the main business function for a law
firm, this process has to be achieved cost effectively with minimal
intrusion to normal business practices. Pepper Hamilton LLP is another one of the many law firms now using Promisec’s technology to protect their internal network says:

"Promisec’s technology is a tremendous asset to our security, IT and
corporate compliance efforts. We chose Promisec for its superior
clientless approach to detecting endpoint weaknesses and remediating
real threats. The technology is very powerful yet flexible and
easy-to-use.

If you are a law firm trying to get to grips with how to secure your
internal network from prying eyes, compromising software or hardware or
general misuse, contact Promisec for a free, no obligation,
demonstration and see how easily you can secure your network and
confirm your users integrity.

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