The question of the hour for attorneys and law offices is clear: What do law firms need to do to make sure they aren’t making headlines with a security breach?
A good follow-up to this question is, who provides security in the cloud that keeps law firms free of security breaches that can cause reputation damage and even liability?
For Compunet InfoTech, that’s an easy one to answer.
We provide all the security in the cloud for law firms who want to stay free of data breaches.
How do we do this?
Well, it begins and ends with a strategic IT manager like Compunet who can successfully guide you to total data security in the cloud and provide round-the-clock data protection.
What Do Law Firms Need to Know About Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing, broadly defined, is a category of software and services delivered over the Internet rather than installed locally on a user’s computer. The cloud offers a variety of potential advantages including:
Because cloud computing places data–particularly client data–on remote servers outside of the lawyer’s direct control, it also causes for some concern regarding client confidentiality and the applicable rules of professional conduct.
We have a variety of excellent resources to both help educate you and address the questions and concerns you may have regarding cloud computing.
Why Do Law Firms Need Security in the Cloud?
Every law firm has two major challenges. One of them is the storage (and access) of the sheer volume of data their firm creates, and the other is the protection of that data, via security in the cloud and other systems. The last few decades’ have seen a rise in technology which has presented very solid solutions to these challenges (if you know where to find them).
A small computer hard disk, for instance, can hold terabytes of data inside an enclosed drive. The cloud offers an off-site solution to the problem of traditional, local storage hardware maintenance and repurchase.
Data Security in the cloud is a much more complex challenge. In an internet-connected world, now all that’s required is some knowledge of computers and software, and someone can hack into that information from afar. They don’t even have to be in the same country, much less in the same city or neighborhood. Therefore, the unintended consequence of a solution for one problem has resulted in the creation of another, yet much more serious problem: the critical need for the adoption and maintenance of high-level data security for your business data.
Data security technology must be systematically managed and monitored very closely, 24/7. Law firms need security in the cloud – and, we propose, managed IT services via a trusted IT partner.
Security in the Cloud Advantages for Law Firms
Here are some advantages of having a Managed Service Provider or MSP handle your IT and cloud security needs:
Given the nature of the information that law firms are entrusted with, security can’t be overemphasized. Breach of that information can ruin lives, sometimes irreparably. That means damage to your professional reputation as well as the bottom line. So how can managed services for law firms prevent that from happening? By being proactive.
Your core business is to provide legal services to your clients. Worries about security in the cloud and in your IT systems should be the last thing on your mind. That’s why we’re there to prevent viruses and any other suspicious activity that might bring your systems down. Their software applications are capable of alerts whenever something unusual is taking place inside your networks.
With secure cloud computing, you also get:
In short, the peace of mind that an MSP can provide will not come from the “break-fix” computer services guys – it’ll come from seasoned experts who can objectively assess and remedy all IT contingencies for the long-term.
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