A USE CASE FOR SECURE INSTANT MESSAGING IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION

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London’s Ignition Law firm typically turned to email as the default standard for communicating with clients.

But the simplicity and immediacy of instant messaging (IM) has become an increasingly attractive option for certain types of information. For many friends and family, it’s the default means of communicating.

Why couldn’t a client/lawyer relationship benefit from it as well?

Ignition Law had clients wanting to communicate using IM, but the privacy implications were concerning. The chance of confidential client communications going public without consent is unacceptable to a professional lawyer.

But with many of the popular instant messaging platforms, a privacy breach is a distinct possibility. In fact, to be absolutely sure, any conversation held over most IM platforms today must be assumed public, otherwise risking potentially serious consequences.

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100% PRIVACY FOR CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS

The partners of Ignition Law found a solution with a private instant messaging platform originally developed for one of the most security reliant groups on the planet – the military.

 

“Secure data transfer is absolutely fundamental in the legal services industry. Ignition Law doesn’t compromise when it comes to confidentiality, and Scrambl’s security is outstanding on instant messaging.”
Alex McPherson – Partner, Ignition Law

 

Scrambl is private instant messaging with technology originally developed to protect coalition battlefield soldiers. Their lives depended on its privacy and security.

Now Ignition Law’s team communicates instantly and privately with confidence, using any public or private network.

HOW IT WORKS

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Scrambl creates authenticated private channels between users. These ‘Scrambl channels’ provide end to end encryption of all messages, with keys only ever being stored on the devices – never on a server.

But most importantly is how Scrambl authenticates users on each end of the channel, — thereby ensuring there can be no “man-in-the-middle” compromising its encryption or privacy.

For professionals requiring absolute privacy in their communications, there is no safer way than Scrambl.

ABOUT SCRAMBL

Scrambl is the first commercial deployment of the HCBK (Hash Commitment Before Knowledge) protocol, invented by OxCEPT, a team of security experts spun out from the University of Oxford.

Developed to protect MOD soldiers in the coalition battlefield, HCBK provides military-grade authentication over any network, and has been validated and deemed virtually unbreakable by an independent panel of security experts.