Leading Dutch law firm secures mobile access to sensitive data for attorneys

The Challenge

No matter where they are, the attorneys and support staff at Boels Zanders need to access sensitive client data contained in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft SharePoint, and software-as-a-service products including iManage for corporate legal departments. Often this access is through public Wi-Fi connections while travelling to and from client locations. To meet the demands of their employees for mobile access, the technology team at Boels Zanders initiated its mobility program three years ago with corporate owned, personally enabled (COPE) iPhones, managed by MobileIron.

The increase in mobile malware reports in 2016, including malicious versions of Pokémon Go that were available ahead of the official version in the Netherlands, led Jos Meuwissen, IT Manager at Boels Zanders, to seek out a comprehensive mobile security solution.

In addition to the challenge of guaranteeing secure mobile access to sensitive data for employees, Jos faced the additional challenge of maintaining compliance with Dutch and EU regulations for data sovereignty.

Lastly, Jos knew that the user experience of the mobile security endpoint app was critical since Boels Zanders employees work on their phones everywhere they go. False positive alerts and confusing mitigation messages would damage productivity and increase support tickets.

The Solution

Jos knew his firm needed two key characteristics in a mobile Security solution: a cloud-based solution that delivered and easy-to-understand end-user interface and the ability to integrate with MobileIron MDM.

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