protection against security threats

“After detecting serious issues with our previous IT setup, we needed a solution that enabled us to embrace digital modernisation whilst still being fully secure. Staff now have the ability to work around the clock, when it suits them.The main thing is that you can’t beat the safety, security and compliance Atlas offers.” – Ravi Khosla, Partner at Kenneth M Barrow 

kenneth m barrow & CO

tHE CLIENT

Kenneth M Barrow & Co is a highly respected and top rated Solicitors firm based in Seaham. The firm specialises in serious and complex fraud, criminal defence, business and regulatory matters.

 

THE CHALLENGES

After struggling to ensure data was secure with their previous on-premise IT setup, Kenneth M Barrow & Co needed an approach to modernisation that provided security with data backed up and replicated offsite. They had no disaster recovery strategy in place and were not regularly carrying out backups. As a result of this, they faced consequential threats to the integrity of their data. 

As the data and applications resided within the four walls of the office, staff were restricted when it came to editing and accessing files when out of the office. Due to the fast-paced nature of legal work, it was crucial staff could access client information when they needed to and not just during the work hours. The only method to achieve this was to email files back and forth, something which proved to be highly insufficient and posed a massive security threat.

“The main thing is that you can’t beat the safety, security and compliance Atlas offers.”

THE ATLAS CLOUD SOLUTION

Atlas Cloud presented KMB with a Hosted Desktop solution which integrated their applications and software into one unified platform with the aim of modernising their entire IT system.

To further protect critical data, Atlas Cloud installed a local anti-virus software onto KMB’s staff hard drives. This provided them with traditional antivirus protection and additional protection from malware and network based attacks. In addition to this, security definitions are also regularly updated for enhanced awareness of the latest threats as they are developed, meaning they are always one step ahead. 

To enhance security when working collaboratively and out of the office, Atlas Cloud delivered Citrix ShareFile to enable staff to share and edit files more efficiently whilst reducing the chance of documentation being tampered with, lost or stolen. The ability to do this removed the risk when emailing files back and forth. 

Due to the nature of their work, the modernisation of their IT systems needed to comply with standard regulations and compliances. Atlas Cloud currently holds ISO 27001:2013 certification itself in addition to using ISO 27001 certified data centres. Atlas Cloud also obtained the Cyber Essentials certification and features on G-Cloud 9. 

KMB utilised technology as an enabler to work more productively, efficiently and securely. By hosting their business critical data and applications in our secure cloud environment, staff is able to edit and modify documents of any size, on any device, all backed and monitored with a fully integrated disaster recovery strategy. 

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