Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010
IntApp, Inc., provider of confidentiality management software for law firms, today announced that Addleshaw Goddard LLP, a leading UK law firm, has selected IntApp Wall Builder to manage internal confidentiality policies, enforce information access barriers and track compliance across the firm.
"We undertook a strategic initiative to enhance the firm's existing confidentiality practices and respond to a changing regulatory environment," said Jayne Hawkes, Head of Business Acceptance, Addleshaw Goddard LLP. "We selected IntApp Wall Builder after reviewing available options and confirming its position as the industry leader for confidentiality management, judged by product capability, peer adoption and vendor support."
Wall Builder is a web-based confidentiality management application that enables organisations to centrally control, monitor and report on user access permissions across multiple applications including document management, accounting, portal, CRM, time entry and records management systems. It also automates notifications to individuals subject to specific policies and tracks acknowledgments for compliance purposes.
Law firms must closely manage and track internal access to client information for many reasons. These include requirements tied to rules of professional responsibility regarding conflicts (SRA Rules 3 & 4), client mandates, and regulatory rules including the EU Market Abuse and Privacy Directives.
Wall Builder is the industry's most-adopted software product for information barriers and confidentiality management. It replaces distributed, ad hoc approaches to information security with a centralised system that provides organisations with unprecedented capability and control over user access to specific applications, documents and other information. Wall Builder is the only product for law firms that delivers real-time enforcement while updating access rights in response to lawyer behaviour to ensure that policies are kept up to date automatically.
"We chose IntApp Wall Builder after performing a thorough evaluation designed to identify a product with a proven track record that could be implemented quickly and would meet our functional requirements, including a user interface suitable for non-technical users and the ability to integrate with our practice management, document management and time recording systems," said Robin Davey, IT Programme Manager, Addleshaw Goddard LLP. "To further extend our firm's risk management capabilities, we are also implementing IntApp Activity Tracker, compliance software that will provide us with additional functionality to help us monitor and audit system usage."
IntApp Activity Tracker is a web-based confidentiality and compliance management application that monitors user behaviour and trends in firm document management systems. When activity strays outside of the ordinary, it sends alerts that give management a warning of potential problems and an early opportunity to intervene and protect firm interests.
"We are proud to support Addleshaw Goddard, a firm that is taking strong steps to address the confidentiality and compliance challenges facing the industry," said Pat Archbold, Head of IntApp's Risk Practice Group. "Our focus on confidentiality management, coupled with the feedback and input we receive from firms like Addleshaw Goddard, has enabled IntApp to provide unmatched information barrier and information tracking technology for law firms."
IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to increase revenue, ensure client confidentiality, manage risk and maximise lawyer productivity. With over 150 customers and a vibrant partner community, IntApp has been embraced and endorsed as an industry standard. For more information about IntApp, visit: http://www.intapp.com. For law firm risk management news, visit: http://www.lawfirmrisk.com and http://www.riskroundtable.com.
About Addleshaw Goddard
Addleshaw Goddard is a leading UK law firm with an international capability offering a full range of commercial legal services through offices in London, Leeds and Manchester and a network of likeminded firms around the world.
With 167 partners and a total firmwide compliment of around 1,200 people, Addleshaw Goddard fields quality professionals where and when needed for a wide range of clients, including significant publicly listed organisations, financial institutions, public sector bodies, successful businesses and private individuals.
They are ranked 7th in the UK by the number of FTSE 100 clients, and are market leaders across their four operating Divisions - Contentious & Commercial, Corporate, Finance & Projects and Real Estate - as well as in their four chosen sectors: Financial Services, Retail & Consumer, Real Estate and the Public Arena.
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