Wraparound IT security protects legal firm, Heseltine, Bray & Welsh from cyber-attacks
Heseltine, Bray and Welsh is a Property and Wills solicitor, based in Barnsley. They do not have any internal IT resource and outsource all of their IT support to Conformedia.
As with all legal firms, a major requirement is to have completely reliable and secure IT systems. The ability to store, retrieve and share documents securely, whilst protecting clients’ personal and financial information is fundamental.
Conformedia has provided a complete IT service to Heseltine, Bray and Welsh, including helpdesk support, IT infrastructure, networking and system integration with cloud based legal case management software Ochresoft Intelliworks for many years.
IT security is at the heart of all IT decisions. Following a scoping exercise to ascertain the best solution for the client, Conformedia installed Sophos synchronised security XG Firewall with Intercept X antivirus, a comprehensive synchronised security system to project the firm from cyber-attacks and malware. An extra level of security was added with device encryption to further improve data security and GDPR compliancy.
David Rayner from Conformedia explains why a complete security system was important. “Legal firms are increasingly becoming the target for cybercrime, attacks and scams, so it’s absolutely essential to have secure IT systems in place. We always look for a solution that’s right for the client providing appropriate layers of security, without impeding their daily work. Central management of the security system at Heseltine, Bray and Welsh enables us to identify and respond immediately to any anomalies.”
Software updates are managed centrally and installed remotely by the Conformedia team. Deployment is unobtrusive and does not interrupt day to day business at the busy law firm. By centrally managing all security and updates the office staff rest assured that they their work is always protected to the highest levels.
When the firm expanded into the premises next door, Conformedia prepared all the IT infrastructure in advance of the move, cabling was laid, and the network configured to accept the new hardware, allowing the users to just move in, plug in their computers and continue working.
Linda Allsop, Practice Manger responsible for marketing, administration and liaison with Conformedia is impressed with the level of service received from Conformedia. “We rely on Conformedia 100% to ensure we are secure and have all the necessary updates in place. They deal with everything and we always receive fantastic service from them.
“During the recent move we simply walked into the new office space and all the IT was up and running and ready for us to start work from our new desks. It was so easy, no hassle and no disruption to the working day.
“The support we receive is really good. Whatever query we have, there is always someone at the end of the phone to help us. They’re a great team who explain things clearly. We really enjoy working with them all and know we are in safe hands.”