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Michael Houlihan Solicitors: A Commitment To Secure Data and Up-To-Date Technology

Michael Houlihan Solicitors: A Commitment To Secure Data and Up-To-Date Technology

Our ongoing investment in technology has positioned us substantially ahead of our principal competitors in a number of key areas including security, efficiency, and customer experience. This commitment, to deliver the highest level of customer service by operating at the leading edge of technology, sets us apart as one of the leading medium sized firms of solicitors in the country. Newtec Services have been central to keeping us informed on the ever changing IT landscape, and we have implemented their CyberSAFE & DataSAFE solutions to ensure that our data continues to remain secure and we meet all Data Protection Compliance & GDPR regulations. 

— Gerry Flynn, Senior Partner, Michael Houlihan & Partners Solicitors.

Company Background

Michael Houlihan & Partners is a long-established legal practice located in Ennis, County Clare. For many years, they have provided legal advice to individual clients and businesses in County Clare and across Ireland. With five partners, one associate partner, one consultant, five solicitors, and a support staff of twenty, Michael Houlihan & Partners have plenty of expertise, but they also need the kind of technical support that will keep their practice efficient, responsive, and confidential.

Recently, Michael Houlihan & Partners achieved ISO 9001:2015 quality mark accreditation. They want to continue their track record of high quality and success, so they’re doing everything they can to update and secure their systems.

The Problem

Because of the nature of the legal profession, data security is critical. Michael Houlihan & Partners are committed to keeping the security of their clients’ information safe.

With this commitment in mind, they prioritized their annual IT review and recently completed a major hardware upgrade of PCs. As they planned their IT upgrade, they set themselves three main IT goals:

  • To implement the best in class data security, due to the confidential and commercially sensitive data held with the firm.
  • To meet full data protection compliance and GDPR requirements.
  • To recover information in the event of an onsite disaster, such as a flood, fire, or other catastrophic event.

Going forward, Michael Houlihan Solicitors will continue to invest in the latest technology available to ensure that their networks and client data remain secure at all times. This commitment to security and investment in technology positions them substantially ahead of their principal competitors.

Our Solution

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Newtec Services have supported Michael Houlihan & Partners for many years and have worked closely with them to design and implement a secure IT environment for their firm.

To protect staff and secure network perimeter defenses, we have implemented CyberSAFE, a managed multi-layered cyber security protection service designed to prevent hackers and outside intruders from gaining access to the corporate network. CyberSAFE also protects staff while on the internet.

We have also implemented TLS and DMARC email security for Michael Houlihan & Partners. The firm itself implemented full disk encryption on all mobile devices, following the lead of enterprises, businesses, and government agencies around the world.

Finally, Newtec Services implemented DataSAFE, which combines on-site and offsite data backup. The encrypted offsite backups provide disaster recovery and business continuity for Michael Houlihan & Partners. These backups are stored in secure, mirrored European Data Centres to comply fully with all Irish data protection and GDPR requirements.

Let Newtec Help Your Business

With the understanding that data security is critical for this legal practice, we provide CyberSAFE and DataSAFE solutions so the partners at Michael Houlihan can focus on what they are good at: meeting the needs of their clients. How can Newtec Services help your business?

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