London law firm Harbottle & Lewis LLP, a leading city firm has boosted its cyber security capabilities to support remote working.
Absolute Software™, the only provider of self-healing, intelligent security solutions, in partnership with Appurity, has enabled UK-based law firm Harbottle & Lewis LLP to optimise and secure their work-from-anywhere experience with Absolute Secure Access.
More than 200 employees from Harbottle & Lewis were forced into remote working in 2020, causing connectivity issues and increased cyber risk due to the spread of staff devices from their traditional office-based environment. The company’s unreliable legacy VPN was resulting in decreased productivity and lost billable hours, and a lack of visibility was preventing IT from diagnosing critical network issues.
Keen to improve the remote employee experience, Harbottle & Lewis was introduced to Absolute Secure Access by valued partner Appurity, a company providing cybersecurity solutions and services for mobile infrastructure and applications across the legal sector. They are now able to provide a resilient connection from staff devices to the company network, and have the increased visibility needed to mitigate cyber risk.
Absolute Secure Access includes Absolute VPN, which provides security and confidentiality for data as well as optimising streaming with resilient network sessions; Absolute ZTNA, creating a context-based authorisation system with network visibility through Zero Trust Network Access; and Absolute Insights for Network, offering diagnostic and experience monitoring capabilities across endpoints and the network.
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Charlie Laing, Director of Information Technology, Harbottle & Lewis, said: “As with every other firm, at the start of the pandemic we went from one office to over 230 remote worker offices. Our existing VPN solution worked but was not ‘user-friendly’ and would drop without them knowing. We knew Absolute Secure Access could help us improve the remote work experience, provide us with better visibility and ensure a seamless end-user experience while we were working from home. The Appurity team has played a key role in enabling this for us.”
Steve Whiter, Director, Appurity, said: “Our work with Harbottle & Lewis demonstrates once again our expertise in the legal sector. Absolute is a brilliant partner and has enabled the firm’s shift to a new way of working long term.”
Achi Lewis, Area Vice President of EMEA, Absolute Software commented: “One of our most important go-to-market objectives is to identify partners who can diagnose customer challenges and make expert recommendations on how to solve those challenges. Appurity worked with Harbottle & Lewis and our team at Absolute to ensure we delivered the right solutions to improve their cyber resilience amid a challenging threat landscape and optimise their employee experience to ensure maximum productivity.”
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