Global Law Firm Secures Client Data and Achieves Compliance
Ogletree Deakins Protects Its Systems and Data With Absolute Secure Endpoint
Ogletree Deakins is one of the world’s largest labor and employment law firms, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm focuses on helping businesses globally to comply with U.S. federal and state laws, as well as labor and employment regulations. With more than 850 lawyers in 53 offices across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe, Ogletree Deakins is the epitome of a modern, global, distributed law firm.
Manage and Protect a Global Fleet of Devices
The IT team at Ogletree Deakins IT team is responsible for managing over 2,000 endpoints in more than 50 offices—many of which do not have a local IT team. With so many employees working remotely and data scattered on endpoints globally, effective IT asset management and cybersecurity were the highest IT priorities.
Ogletree Deakins takes data protection very seriously and has made it one of the pillars of its technology implementation. Having their own sensitive data secured, complying with regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as enforcing active encryption and anti-malware at all times were additional requirements that made it necessary to find a new solution.
How They Did It
Improved Visibility and Control Over All Endpoints
Ogletree’s IT procurement team now has the granularity, visibility, and control they need over their endpoints — even when devices are not connected to their network. Using the power of Absolute Secure Endpoint, Ogletree knows that they have a resilient, granular, and intelligent view of all of their devices. Knowing that they have full visibility of the content on the device regardless of the location of the device, independent if it is on or off the corporate network.
Provide Certainty Over a Device’s Whereabouts
Absolute Secure Endpoint helps Ogletree exponentially narrow the scope of its search should there ever be an issue or risk. Uncertainty about a device’s whereabouts and status has been eliminated. “If we ever had a device that was off our network and was missing or stolen—with Absolute Secure Endpoint, we could easily ‘freeze’ it,” said Mike Fallat, Manager, IT Procurement, Ogletree Deakins.
Asset intelligence was the first step, but the security features were the real differentiating factors. “The application repair and reinstall is exceptionally powerful,” Fallat said. “Not only does it supplement SCCM in terms of data points, but it can keep SCCM itself running and functioning correctly. Another major benefit is the ability to execute scripts with Absolute Reach, which takes Absolute Secure Endpoint to the next level of possibilities.”
Improved Asset Management = Increased Productivity
The evolution of the Absolute dashboard from the original asset management options available such as freezing, perpetually wiping, and recovering data off the devices, to what it is today pleases Fallat. “Now we also have the ability to do an endpoint data discovery, scan the files for sensitive information, and if there is, we can determine that it’s not at risk, along with the flexibility to grade that data and set up the different policies,” Fallat said.
Absolute Secure Endpoint helps Ogletree manage their assets and keep tabs on them from a financial and security standpoint. Productivity has also been increased in multiple ways. Ogletree’s IT team has saved countless hours hunting and cross-checking manually disparate data points to find off-network devices.
Protected Data and Devices Helps Achieve Compliance
Peace of mind is one of the main benefits that Absolute Secure Endpoint has brought to Ogletree’s IT team regarding risk and compliance.
For the Ogletree Deakins’ team, Absolute Secure Endpoint:
- Provides a resilient, granular, and intelligent view of all their devices
- Improves productivity for the IT team as well as employees
- Eliminates uncertainty about a device’s whereabouts and status
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