Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2012
IntApp, Inc., provider of the most-adopted confidentiality management software for law firms, today announced the availability of Wall Builder product enhancements and new risk consulting services designed to improve firm information governance, security and compliance initiatives.
“With clients setting out increasingly more demanding information security and governance requirements, our firm continues to invest in technology, policy and process improvements that allow us to respond effectively,” said Terry Lawley, Business Innovation Team Manager, SJ Berwin LLP. “Our ability to leverage Wall Builder and the accompanying expertise and support from IntApp’s risk practice team has been instrumental in enabling our firm to effectively address client requirements.”
Wall Builder is a web-based confidentiality management software application that enables organizations to centrally control, monitor and report on ethical walls, information barriers and user access permissions across multiple applications. It natively integrates with and supports software including document management, accounting, portal, CRM, time entry and records management systems.
Today a diverse and expanding set of drivers puts an increasingly bright spotlight on law firm confidentiality management. These drivers include revised rules of professional conduct, more nuanced and demanding case law, new government regulations and more stringent requirements from clients and insurers.
Wall Builder is the most-adopted confidentiality management software by law firms with 150 or more lawyers. According to an independent survey by the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), 72% of large law firms using commercial software to enforce information barriers use IntApp Wall Builder.
IntApp channels the insight and experience gained from working with its unrivaled customer community into extending the product’s capability. Wall Builder customers include regional firms with as few as 75 lawyers and global organizations with as many as 3800 lawyers.
New Wall Builder Product Enhancements
- Legal Holds – For organizations looking to replace legacy software tools or update manual processes, Wall Builder provides a centralized, structured approach to legal hold management. It automates key hold workflows including user identification, notification, acknowledgment tracking, data preservation and reporting. Designed specifically for law firm environments, Wall Builder significantly reduces the administrative burdens associated with complying with litigation holds for risk staff, IT and lawyers.
- Matter Team Management – For organizations looking to enable lawyers or support staff to control internal access permissions for designated matters, Wall Builder provides new delegated administration, self-service and professional responsibility reporting tools. This functionality allows lawyers to directly manage confidential matter team composition and track access policies and user activity.
New IntApp Risk Consulting Services
- Client Audit Readiness Evaluation (CARE) – Clients are increasingly conducting detailed audits of law firm information security controls to review and verify firm confidentiality management practices. The IntApp CARE program provides assessment and preparation services specifically designed to support organization preparation and compliance. It includes technical and business process assessments specifically designed to address common client requirements, reviewing issues including perimeter security, external threat prevention/detection, internal confidentiality management and reporting capabilities.
- ISO 27001 Readiness – For organizations seeking expert guidance to accelerate their pursuit of ISO certification in response to client mandates, IntApp offers tailored ISO 27001 readiness consulting. This program reviews key policy, process and technology requirements outlined in the ISO 27001 definition, assesses existing firm infrastructure and practices, and provides analysis that enables the effective scoping and execution of certification initiatives.
“IntApp’s addition of litigation hold management to Wall Builder is a natural and logical evolution of the strong information governance portfolio that IntApp offers. Litigation holds represent a burdensome aspect of law firm management, and the efficiencies and automation that Wall Builder now offers are necessary to meet the requirements inherent in managing a litigation hold. The new product module is a great example of a vendor listening seriously to customer challenges and taking responsive action,” said Sean Power, Chief Information Officer, Lathrop & Gage LLP. “We made the choice to adopt Wall Builder as part of an effort to enhance firm information governance to better serve our clients and have been extremely satisfied with the quality of technology, service and support we’ve received from IntApp over the years.”
“Today law firms face an unprecedented, evolving and expanding set information risk challenges,” said Pat Archbold, head of IntApp’s Risk Practice Group. “We’re excited to highlight new Wall Builder features and new risk consulting services designed to help our customers address their pressing confidentiality and compliance challenges.”
IntApp provides software products and services that enable law firms to achieve competitive advantage by exceeding client compliance requirements, increasing revenue, and reducing operational costs. IntApp's three practice groups (Risk, Revenue and Integration) focus on understanding existing pressures and emerging trends, and translate this knowledge into products and best practices. IntApp products are the most-adopted in their respective categories - Wall Builder for ethical screens and client confidentiality management, Time Builder for time capture, and Integration Builder for application integration and master data management. IntApp serves over 250 customers, is endorsed by major software vendors across all categories, and has cultivated a vibrant partner community. For more information about IntApp, visit: http://www.intapp.com.
About SJ Berwin LLP
We are a leading international law firm dedicated to advising enterprises at the heart of the world economy: the financial institutions, international companies and entrepreneurs that are driving business forward in developed and emerging markets alike. Our vision is simple - to add value to our clients' businesses by offering the very best advice. Across our offices, multidisciplinary teams of highly creative lawyers focus attention on key sectors such as energy and infrastructure, financial markets, life sciences and healthcare, real estate, technology, media and telecoms, private equity, investment funds, business services and consumer industries.
Established in 1982, our firm has grown to 160 partners and around 350 other lawyers, working from Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. We strive for excellence in everything we do, from outstanding client care to developing the talent and well-being of our people.
About Lathrop & Gage LLP
A full-service law firm, Lathrop & Gage LLP has more than 320 attorneys in 11 offices nationwide – from Los Angeles to New York. In 2011, Chambers USA ranked Lathrop & Gage’s corporate, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, real estate and transportation teams among the best in their regions. For more information, visit http://www.lathropgage.com.
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