Lookout ensures mobile devices are secure before accessing sensitive resources

 

Industry-Wide Security Challenges

Law firms are highly dependent on mobile devices, allowing attorneys to be responsive to client needs. This means a large amount of information they are required to keep private and confidential is accessed outside the four walls of a firm, and outside the reach of traditional security tools. The need to work at any time and from anywhere means devices are used for personal and work life, which often results in a conflict between security and privacy for attorneys. A mix of personal and corporate-owned devices also poses a significant challenge for law firms, particularly as more customer data is stored in cloud-based services.

Real World Use Case for Law Firms

While on the road working with clients, attorneys not only have to access sensitive data in cloud platforms such as Microsoft O365 and Google G Suite, but they also collaborate on legal documents with services like TrialWorks, Clio, PracticePanther, and others to support cases and clients. Attorneys are inevitably accessing this data from mobile devices, where IT has very limited visibility into the health of the apps, devices, and networks compared to traditional laptops.

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