Prosperoware, a leading enterprise software company delivering innovative technology transforming legal and professional services, today announces Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter a regional, Ohio-based firm, has selected Milan InfoGov (IG), the industry’s most comprehensive Confidentiality Management and Ethical Wall platform to secure its NetDocuments environment. The firm’s decision comes right on the tail of the recently announced partnership between the industry’s leading cloud-based document management system (DMS) and Milan IG. Prosperoware will demo Milan IG at the 39th Annual ILTACON in National Harbor, MD, August 28th- Sept. 1 at booth #321.
It’s no longer a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ firms will be hacked. The leak of the Panama Papers – all accounts of which suggest an inside job – triggered a significant awareness and increase in clients’ demands for data to be locked-down to matter or client teams. Regulatory organizations—from the FTC and SEC in the U.S. to European and UK ones such as the ICO – are pursuing clients and firms, holding them liable for data breaches.
‘Need to know’ security has quickly become the standard clients expect. Legacy products with outdated architectures designed for the old paradigm of ethical walls have proven incapable of managing today’s firms’ dynamic matter and team groupings, high volumes of requests, and constant security challenges. With thousands or more client matters, firms need automated systems that enable distributed security management, to the right level: practice group, client, matter, or industry team, or otherwise. Without it, Risk and IT teams quickly become bottlenecks, overwhelmed by requests.
Milan IG enables data to be compartmentalized – secured to the smallest group needed to service each matter – without the need for IT and Risk Team intervention. Powerful self-service features allow the Head of Risk to set policy and delegate who can manage daily matter access (down to the individual document level) – Matter Owner, Head of Risk, or Matter Team – to simultaneously meet the needs of the client and the firm.
Milan IG is the industry’s only multi-system platform capable of securing data across all core systems including NetDocs, iManage, eDocs, Elite, Aderant, IntApp Time / DTE, Windows File Shares, SharePoint, and others—and, because of its innovative architecture and self-service features, does so seamlessly, enhancing the firm’s workflow and improving productivity.
IT Director for Kegler Brown, Mark Manoukian, comments, “We’re thrilled. Everyone, everywhere is concerned with security and privacy. With the advent of Milan IG‘s integration with NetDocuments we now have an opportunity to manage and secure our documents in a new and vastly improved manner. Milan IG is a great fit for us.”
Ben Weinberger, VP of Solutions, comments, “We’re excited to be working with Kegler Brown and to advance our recently-announced partnership with NetDocuments. Kegler Brown is known for being technically adept and we’re pleased that our Milan InfoGov is their chosen platform for ensuring they properly secure their sensitive client data.”
Prosperoware is an enterprise software company focused on law firms, corporate legal departments, and professional services firms. Our customers include half of the G20 and AmLaw 100 firms as well as large global corporations and Big Four accounting firms. Our innovative software transforms how professionals work and enables firms to deliver more value to clients while protecting profitability. We empower firms to reduce costs, improve profitability, and better compete by:
• Improving relationships with clients by delivering predictable fees and beneficial insight into work performed
• Empowering professionals to price and budget while leveraging modern profitability metrics
• Evolving to a “need to know” security model without impacting workflow
• Simplifying iManage administration and improving user adoption of electronic files
Our teams work primarily from offices in London, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Our 270+ customers range in size from small firms with just a handful of users to those with more than 14,000. Prosperoware customers include: Akin Gump, Goodwin Procter, Baker Botts, Hill Dickinson, Berwin Leighton Paisner, DLA Piper, Duane Morris, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Sheppard Mullin, Comcast, and NBCUniversal.