The UK branch of the legal firm Slater and Gordon has chosen Microsoft to manage its security operations. Microsoft Managed Desktop will monitor the company’s digital activity for cybersecurity threats and updates to improve efficiency.
Microsoft Managed Desktop is a cloud-based service overseen by engineers from the Microsoft Security Operations Center 24/7. Through it, Microsoft will directly handle Slater and Gordon’s endpoint security, device management, updates and user support, enabling IT staff to help the firm focus on customers and work more flexibly.
“[Microsoft Managed Desktop] is an incredibly powerful tool and we’re delighted to start putting its innovation and considerable benefits to use,” said Chris Gibbons, head of Architecture and Security at Slater and Gordon. “Data security has rightly become a top priority for all companies – particularly those in the legal sector. We take it incredibly seriously here at Slater and Gordon. Microsoft Managed Desktop gives us industry-leading security, plus an adaptable and flexible platform which suits our agile working culture.”
As part of a £30 million digital investment, Slater and Gordon has rolled out the service and Microsoft 365 on Surface devices, which contain security features such as password-less sign-in which allows users to log in simply by looking at the screen. If the devices are lost, the Microsoft Security Operations Center can lock them and wipe data from them, protecting Slater and Gordon and its customers.
“If legal service providers are to meet the demands of consumers in the years to come, we have to continually look for ways of being more flexible and innovative,” said David Whitmore, chief executive of Slater and Gordon. “That way of thinking also applies to how we as organisations work. That’s why we are looking to harness new technology, such as Microsoft Managed Desktop, to enable us to work smarter and more efficiently for our customers.
“This new technology allows us to produce services that better suit our customers’ needs and, importantly, also create the best working environment our colleagues want in a modern company.”
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