Safely enable cloud and web for legal firms

Protecting your clients and your reputation across the cloud and web

Netskope for legal

Your legal professionals personify the anytime, anywhere work style, so legal firms like yours are constantly seeking new tools and technologies to enhance productivity and help deliver exceptional client service. Many legal firms are looking to new cloud services to drive these improvements, from specialized solutions for legal case management to general-purpose services used for client collaboration and document management. As you use more cloud services and dynamic websites that mimic the functionality of the cloud, however, it’s important to understand and manage the risks that can come with this use.

Legal firms are an attractive target for malicious actors, who see a potential back door into a lucrative cache of sensitive information, from inside information about corporate M&A activity and pending litigation, to sensitive personal and professional information about individual clients. This information can be used to profit on illegal trades or to embarrass or ransom your clients. In addition, with most legal firms actively collaborating with their clients and other external parties, there is the additional risk of accidental exposure of sensitive information when using cloud services and websites. To ensure cloud security for your firm, you need to understand what cloud and web services are in use and how they are being used, enforce access controls, protect sensitive data, and restrict risky cloud activities. Netskope is doing exactly that for the largest and most demanding organizations around the world.

Key Features

Assess risk

As your cloud service and web usage grows, you need to understand and manage the risks associated with these services. Granular visibility into your cloud and web usage will help you strike the right balance between these risks and the benefits you and your users are trying to achieve with these cloud services.

  • Discover which cloud services and websites are being used
  • Assess enterprise readiness of cloud services
  • See usage detail about users, activities, and data
Protect data

With the cloud and web, it’s easy to share information with your clients and other external parties, but improper use can lead to the inadvertent exposure of sensitive documents or other client information. It’s important for you to identify and protect the sensitive data stored in your cloud services and also control data being uploaded, downloaded, and shared.

  • Accurately detect sensitive client information
  • Support your data classification system
  • Protect sensitive data with strong encryption
  • Stop data exfiltration to personal cloud services and websites
Stop threats

As cloud service usage increases, these services, combined with the web, are becoming more attractive targets for malicious actors trying to deliver malware, such as ransomware, and other threats. And many existing security solutions are unable to detect threats in your cloud service and web traffic, such as threats hidden in sync clients, mobile apps, and TLS-encrypted cloud services and websites.

  • Gain full visibility into your cloud services and websites
  • Apply multi-layered detection to your cloud and web traffic
  • Respond quickly and thoroughly to threats
Audit and report

As your users interact with the cloud and web, it is important to create a granular trail of their activities and understand the full context of their actions. This facilitates both focused investigations into specific security incidents as well as general reporting for periodic reviews of your cloud usage.

  • Create regular reports on cloud activities
  • Provide details about users, activities, and data
  • Ability to drill down for deeper investigations

Helping your clients with legal hold in the cloud

See how Netskope can help your clients automatically and transparently execute a legal hold for cloud content

While the Netskope platform offers legal firms the ability to understand and control cloud services, it also offer an integrated policy workflow for legal hold that can be used by your clients to assist with legal investigations. This demo video provides am example of the legal hold workflow for Office 365.

Top Use Cases


Find all cloud services and websites in use in your firm, both sanctioned services and shadow IT. Understand the enterprise-readiness of these cloud services with our objective Cloud Confidence Index and obtain detailed usage information about users, activities and data. Use this information to assess your risk and inform your cloud and web security policies, such as preventing users from uploading content to poorly rated personal cloud storage services.

Secure data

Detect sensitive content at rest in sanctioned cloud services or en route to or from any cloud service or website with advanced, enterprise DLP. Define granular policies – based on identity, service, activity and data – to automatically protect your data by blocking activities, restricting access, encrypting data, and more.

Stop threats

The cloud and web makes it easy to share, but this same capability makes these services an attractive target for malicious actors. Protect your firm from cloud threats such as malware and ransomware and also detect unusual data movement or user activity that could indicate the presence of an active threat in your environment.

Netskope Cloud Security — data sheet

Learn about all the features included in Netskope Cloud Security and how it protects your organization’s SaaS, IaaS, and web use.

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Netskope Cloud DLP — data sheet

Learn how Netskope’s single policy engine can protect you data across SaaS, IaaS, and web, whether accessed from users on premises, mobile, or remote and from a browser, mobile app, or sync client.

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