Accellion has announced new customers in the legal industry selected private cloud file sharing 10 times more often than public cloud options. The need to secure, access, and control private legal information, in an age of increased mobile device use and data proliferation, is becoming an imperative for legal professionals as they manage case documentation and other sensitive client materials. Growing concerns around information protection and control, especially in light of revelations about the NSA’s data gathering methods, is causing legal firms to turn to private cloud solutions.
“We needed a more secure and auditable way for our teams to create, share and collaborate on content, while still ensuring that our clients’ proprietary material remains private and under our control,” said Ed Jorczyk, Director of IT, Bowman and Brooke LLP. “Accellion's sharing capabilities have enabled our employees to improve their productivity, while my department takes advantage of its enhanced security and compliance features that are so vital for the legal industry.”
“The legal industry is taking very seriously the need to exercise ‘reasonable care’ over data stored and shared via the cloud” said Paula Skokowski, chief marketing officer at Accellion, Inc. “Our private cloud file sharing solution offers law firms the highest level of information security and privacy and supports secure information sharing and access across a wide range of mobile and computing devices to drive enhanced employee productivity.”
Law firms that have recently deployed Accellion for secure mobile file sharing, syncing and collaboration include: Banner & Witcoff Ltd.; Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; New Zealand Law Society; Ropes & Gray LLP; Seyfarth Shaw LLP; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP and Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP.
“Previously, we sent information in hard copy, as we really had no other alternative,” said Malcolm Gunn, IT Manager with the New Zealand Law Society. “Now, information sharing is so simple, with large files sent as secure links and easily viewed by members as needed. Accellion’s easy-to-use interface provides the consumer friendly experience we wanted, but with the security and control to properly protect confidential data.”
Accellion provides a secure solution that includes file sharing, mobile access and editing, enterprise content management integration and audit trails - capabilities that are required for today’s case management, client communication, and litigation support needs. Accellion will be exhibiting at the ILTA 2013 conference August 18-22 in Las Vegas, at booth #542. Accellion will also be presenting a webinar about data security and productivity challenges in the legal industry on August 28 at 11 am PT.