Bristows LLP Secures its Lawyers’ iOS Endpoints with Lookout

Appurity, the cross-platform mobility specialist, today revealed details of its delivery of the Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security solution for leading technology law firm Bristows LLP.

Headquartered in London and Brussels, Bristows LLP is an international hub for litigation, transactions and advice for leading life science and technology companies. The law firm maintains the largest data protection practice in Europe. Throughout its nearly 185-year history, Bristows LLP has been dedicated to maintaining the privacy of its high-profile clients.

Given the high-profile nature of many of its clients, Bristows lawyers and their endpoint devices have always been a potential attack vector for malicious actors. In fact, numerous government bodies had advised Bristows that lawyers specifically have been a highly desirable supply chain attack target because of their relation to high-risk clients and sensitive data. As such, reducing business and cyber risk has been a longstanding priority at Bristows.

Bristows had used a number of cybersecurity monitoring and incident response tools to help protect against a broad range of cyber threats. But with the rise of mobile connectivity and remote working, even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Moreover, the growth of increasingly sophisticated mobile attacks, including mobile malware and man-in-the-middle attacks over unsecured Wi-Fi, created urgency to find an equally sophisticated solution. In addition to very real mobile security challenges facing law firms, Bristows had a cultural drive to maintain a best-in-class security posture and adopt leading edge technologies. And after learning more about the risks involved with a potential mobile breach, it became one of the biggest security threats to the organization.

Working directly with Appurity’s team of mobile security consultants, Bristows experienced a seamless deployment of Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security to more than 300 iOS smartphones that are managed by Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Moreover, Bristows was able to calibrate its Lookout deployment at both the device and application level to accommodate the risks and usage patterns that the Bristows users might expect.

Immediately, Bristows IT was able to deliver mobile security with complete visibility into the entire landscape of mobile threats. In addition, the Lookout solution’s tight controls over application-level data sharing played a role in helping Bristows meet its GDPR compliance requirements. g For employees, an intuitive user experience made the rollout and activation of the Lookout Mobile Endpoint Security app simple and easy. As the estate grows, Bristows is looking to introduce Android Enterprise and enhance the security with Lookout as the provider across both platforms.

Phil Wood, Head of IT, Bristows said, “Mobile endpoint security was our most pressing risk. While the security apparatus for desktops and the network is quite mature, mobile endpoint security can be a weak point for organizations because employees don’t necessarily take the initiative to load security onto their phones. We saw Lookout as a proactive and robust solution that can address a broad range of mobile threats.”

“Lookout gives us the knowledge and security that our mobile endpoints are protected and that any cyber threats are automatically blocked. Moreover, with proactive alerts for our users and extensive visibility into our attack surface, we’re confident that our users are being warned, our devices are protected and that we’re secure as a firm,” added Chris Jory, IT manager, Bristows LLP

“It’s been fantastic to work closely with Bristows – a firm that fully understands the role technology can play in enabling their firm and employees to operate securely,” commented Steve Whiter, Director, Appurity. “This is another example of how Appurity, and Lookout, are generating more traction across the legal sector as firms shift the way they work.”

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