Thorp Reed and Armstrong Takes Proactive Approach to Data Security with Colocation of Secondary IT Infrastructure at Ascent Data

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By colocating critical backup IT hardware in Ascent Data’s SSAE 16 Compliant data center, Thorp Reed and Armstrong went above and beyond industry standards to protect client confidentiality, increase data and systems availability, provide business continuity in the event of a disaster, and ensure 24x7x365 technical support, maintenance and security.

Thorp Reed and Armstrong, consistently a leader in the legal industry, has taken proactive measures to protect confidential client information and provide enhanced business continuity. Thorp Reed recently added another tier of security and redundancy to their Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This was achieved by investing in a major upgrade to their primary infrastructure, including both hardware and software, and by colocating their secondary, redundant IT equipment to Ascent Data.

By colocating critical backup IT hardware in Ascent Data’s SSAE 16 Compliant data center, Thorp Reed went above and beyond industry standards to protect client confidentiality, increase data and systems availability, provide business continuity in the event of a disaster, and ensure 24x7x365 technical support, maintenance and security.

“Our legal staff requires around-the-clock access to critical data, software and information. Ascent Data has experience working with law firms and understands the requirements and compliance associated with our industry. Their investment in a secure, redundant and resilient space and commitment to 100% power availability and bandwidth ensures that our network will remain up and running, while our data remains secure and confidential,” said Scott Schiffgens, Director of IT at Thorp Reed & Armstrong.

Thorp Reed’s IT infrastructure supports approximately 100 lawyers across 5 offices, located in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wheeling, West Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; and Princeton, New Jersey.

“Thorp Reed has a reputation for the highest ethical standards and for delivering expertise across practice disciplines and industries. Ascent Data is aggressively committed to providing the same level of standards and commitment to Thorp Reed and all of its clients,” said Steve Shangold, CEO at Ascent Data.

About Ascent Data
Ascent Data is Pittsburgh’s trusted provider for Cloud Computing solutions and Data Center services, including Colocation and IT Services, Encryption of Data-in-Motion, Remote Managed Services and Digital Data Backup, and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.
Customer infrastructure and applications are protected in our secure, resilient, state-of-the-art SSAE 16 Compliant data center in O’Hara Township, near Pittsburgh, PA.

By outsourcing IT infrastructure to Ascent Data, companies can dramatically improve operational efficiencies and reduce business risk, as well as free up human and financial resources to focus on core business objectives. For more information, please contact the Ascent Data sales team by email at sales(at)ascentdata(dot)com, call 866.866.6100 or visit http://www.ascentdata.com.

About Thorp Reed and Armstrong
Thorp Reed and Armstrong, LLP is a premier regional law firm with offices located in Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Wheeling, West Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; and Princeton, New Jersey.

Since 1895, Thorp Reed attorneys have gained a reputation as lawyers who exemplify the profession’s best practices, and lawyers who other lawyers turn to when they need counsel. Businesses, financial institutions, contractors, public and governmental entities,

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