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Oper8 Global and Thales Cloud Security deliver trusted cloud security for Gadens Lawyers


Oper8 Global and Thales Cloud Security deliver trusted cloud security for Gadens.

Centralise and simplify data security policies and key management anywhere

Brisbane, Queensland: Data security is critical both to Gadens’ business operations and its ability to service its clients.  A robust Encryption at Rest solution is specifically required by many of Gadens clients as part of the fundamental requirements of doing business with them. And with ever-increasing cyber incident risk, legislative changes in the cyber incident space, and increased regulatory scrutiny and penalties being applied for cyber incident breaches, this is a vital time to implement a significant uplift to Gadens’ overall security posture

Gadens has worked closely with its technology partner, Oper8 Global, to identify and select CipherTrust Manager as the solution that solves both Gadens client compliance requirements and its own cyber risk management.  Gadens believes that by implementing Thales Cloud Security’s CipherTrust solution, Gadens is implementing a world-leading product.

The critical component of the Thales solution is a highly robust ‘CipherTrust Manager’ that handles all the encryption key management, and access to those keys, in a highly redundant manner. This allows data to be encrypted on disk without the risk of losing access to it. Access to the keys and the data can be managed with a high degree of granularity.  This is critical to supporting security operations performance at Gadens.

“If the worst happened and Gadens came under cyber-attack, the risk of an attacker exposing our data and that of our clients is reduced dramatically”, says Robert Feldman, Director at Gadens Lawyers. “At the same time, we are demonstrating that Gadens takes cyber risk seriously across the firm and is taking industry-leading steps to ensure Gaden’s compliance regime continues to adapt to the regulatory and cyber risk environment”, Robert added.

Brian Grant, Australia and New Zealand Director for Thales CPL, noted. “Many legal organisations are happy to give advice to clients on how to mitigate regulatory cybersecurity risks. Gaden’s have gone one step further and demonstrated, with their investment to apply industry-leading data security for their client data, that they are willing to set the example so everyone else can follow.” 

Nick Lovell, Sales Director for Oper8 Global had this to say about the partnership,

“The pragmatic approach that Gadens took meant that they were not only compliant but were also protecting their data. We are delighted to work with Gadens and look forward to working together in the future.”

Features and benefits of CipherTrust Manager include.

CipherTrust Manager is available in both virtual and physical appliances that integrate with FIPS 140-2 compliant Thales Luna or third-party Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) for securely storing keys with the highest root of trust. These appliances can be deployed on-premises in physical or virtualised infrastructures and in public cloud environments to efficiently address compliance requirements, regulatory mandates, and industry best practices for data security. With a unified management console, it makes it easy to set policies, discover and classify data, and protect sensitive data wherever it resides using the CipherTrust Data Security Platform products.

About Gadens

Gadens is a leading Australian law firm with 97 partners and 880 staff across offices located in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney. With our history dating back to 1847, our vision is to be a preeminent, independent firm renowned for providing outstanding client service, innovative solutions, and value.

About Oper8 Global

Oper8 Global supplies the next generation of IT infrastructure solutions.

Oper8 Global supports the approach that no one product can deliver everything required to successfully deliver a customer-aligned, right-sized Edge, Hybrid Cloud or HPC data centre solution. 

About Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

As the global leader in cloud and data protection, we help the most trusted brands and largest organisations in the world protect their most sensitive data and software, secure the cloud and achieve compliance through our industry-leading data encryption, access management, and software licensing solutions.

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