Ensuring data privacy and security in legal firms
Data privacy and security is a critical priority for legal organizations, but it's a task that can easily strain the resources of even the most efficient IT teams.
Law firms have a vast amount of electronically stored information (ESI) in their possession, and ensuring data privacy and security is essential to protecting clients, preserving the firm's reputation and avoiding costly breaches and mismanagement.
The challenge is in the sheer volume and variety of threats to data privacy and security. Because the data that law firms manage is often highly valuable and confidential, it is frequently the target of attacks like ransomware, spear-phishing and impersonation fraud, and robust ESI security must be deployed as protection. Law firms must also combat data leaks, where users inside the organization can accidentally or maliciously expose sensitive information. And because ESI must be produced for discovery in a timely and accurate way, law firms need retention and archiving tools that can simplify eDiscovery services.
For organizations that want to avoid implementing a variety of point solutions to solve these challenges, Mimecast offers an all-in-one subscription service that simplifies data privacy and security for email and other digital assets.
Data privacy and security solutions from Mimecast
Mimecast offers cloud-based solutions for email security, archiving and continuity that reduce the cost and complexity of managing and protecting email. With Mimecast services, law firms can significantly lower the time and administrative burden of ensuring data privacy and security. Mimecast solutions can be implemented almost immediately and can scale quickly as needed to respond to new business opportunities. Mimecast services can be managed from a single console, reducing administrative burden as well as the time required to implement data privacy and security services.
Mimecast solutions for data privacy and security
Mimecast services for ensuring data privacy and security of electronically stored information include:
- Targeted Threat Protection. This data privacy and security service defends against sophisticated attacks like spear-phishing, ransomware and impersonation fraud that are often used to target the data held by legal firms.
- Content Control and DLP. Mimecast scans every outbound email to identify content and prevent inadvertent or purposeful leaks. When an email appears to contain sensitive material, Mimecast can block it, quarantine it or encrypt it, depending on administrator-defined policies.
- Secure Messaging. This Mimecast service enables users to send encrypted and secure email directly from their preferred email client.
- Cloud Archive. Mimecast provides a centralized repository for all electronically stored information along with eDiscovery software that accelerates search and retrieval. With Mimecast, law firms can reduce the time required to comply with litigation requests, and ensure data privacy and security by storing triplicate copies of information in an encrypted archive in geographically dispersed data centers.