Legal Sector Increasingly Selecting Barkly for Endpoint Protection

Frustrated with antivirus’ inability to stop modern attacks, businesses are turning to Barkly’s strong protection with simple management and proven ROI over 600%

Barkly, the company advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest, smartest protection with the simplest management, today announced a growing demand among the legal sector for the company’s patented endpoint protection platform.

Malware attacks are on the rise, and law firms have become one of the top targets for cybercriminals with roughly 80 percent of the largest firms in the country having experienced a malicious breach. Law firms’ concentration of valuable confidential data, considerable financial resources, and lack of security preparedness has made them prime targets. Contributing to the problem is the fact that 95% of firms are not compliant with their own cybersecurity policies or their clients’ standards. Additionally, antivirus has left law firms with a gap in protection against modern attacks. Today, most attacks have evolved to bypass antivirus protection through new, fileless delivery techniques, leaving law firms vulnerable. In fact, according the Ponemon Institute, last year over 54% of businesses with antivirus were compromised, with 77% of those attacks utilizing fileless techniques. Ignoring these vulnerabilities is costly, with the Ponemon Institute estimating the cost of a successful malware attack to be $5 million or $141 per record.

Knowing how damaging a breach can be to a law firm’s reputation, Jason Thomas, CIO of Cole, Scott & Kissane, said, “We selected Barkly for its strong protection against zero-day exploits and fileless attacks. Within the first week of deployment Barkly blocked a serious threat.” Thomas continues, “From incident path visualizations, which allow our security team to track down the source of an attack, to an intuitive management portal, Barkly is just easy to use.”

Echoing the sentiments of Thomas, Josh Holmes, IT Director of Pennington Law said, “The ability to receive and immediately respond to alerts from my phone is invaluable. I have peace of mind knowing I can follow-up on the highest priority alerts even when I'm not at my desk."

There are three key components to the Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform that enable Barkly to block modern attacks while delivering the simplest management experience — Barkly ProtectIQ™, Barkly EvolveIQ™, and Barkly CommandIQ™.

  • Barkly ProtectIQ™ delivers the strongest protection against the infection and exploitation techniques used in today’s complex attacks. ProtectIQ uses Barkly’s patented 3-level architecture and ability to combine information from native CPU-level hardware capabilities, kernel-level drivers, and user-space analytics for an unmatched ability to see and block attacks real-time. ProtectIQ is delivered through the Barkly Rapidvisor® agent, which is incredibly fast, lightweight, and consumes less than 1% of CPU.
  • Barkly EvolveIQ™ automatically converts malware intelligence into powerful protection through its Continuous Machine Learning Engine that trains models nightly against the latest malware and goodware. The result is maximized protection against new and unknown threats and minimized false positives.
  • Barkly CommandIQ™ provides a simple, cloud-based management experience with automated incident response from any desktop or mobile device. Customers can learn the who, what, when, and where of every incident with 1-click response and remediation, root cause identification, and attack visualization. No security expertise, policy management, or configuration is required.

“Law firms simply cannot afford to ignore this threat. Barkly’s strong protection combined with our signature ease of use is why we have seen significant growth in this market,” said Mike Duffy, CEO of Barkly. “We are able to stop the modern attacks targeting law firms that antivirus and other next generation solutions can’t see, all while delivering the best management experience. This is a game changer for the legal sector.”

A recent comprehensive study commissioned by Barkly and conducted by Forrester Consulting showed that Barkly’s strength of protection against modern attacks and ease of management delivered a 602% return on investment within three months. “Barkly's different layers of protection with the agent, combined with the simplicity of managing the overall deployment, make a compelling case for organizations looking for an approach to endpoint security with low operational impact,” said Fernando Montenegro, Senior Analyst at 451 Research.

Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement by AV-TEST and Coalfire. The comprehensive testing, completed by AV-TEST, proved Barkly’s antivirus replacement efficacy with zero impact to performance.

About Barkly

Barkly is advancing endpoint security by combining the strongest protection, smartest technology, with the simplest management. The Barkly Endpoint Protection Platform™ blocks attacks across all vectors and intents, including exploits, scripts, executables, and ransomware. Barkly is the only protection with visibility into all levels of the system, including the CPU and stays up-to-date through its continuous machine-learning engine that automatically converts threat intelligence into powerful protection through nightly training on malware and customer-specific goodware. Barkly requires no security expertise to setup and deploy and makes management simple through any desktop or mobile device. Barkly is independently certified for antivirus replacement, HIPAA, PCI DSS & NIST by Coalfire and AV-TEST. Barkly is formed by an elite team of security and SaaS experts from IBM, Cisco and Intel, and is backed by investors NEA and Sigma Prime. Learn more by visiting us at or follow us on Twitter @BarklyProtects.


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