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iManage: Seyfarth Shaw closes Extract deal and Hughes Hubbard selects Threat Manager

Added on the 11th Aug 2017 at 11:15 am
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iManage yesterday (11 August) announced that Am Law 100 firm Seyfarth Shaw in conjunction with its consulting arm Seyfarth Lean has selected iManage Extract – formerly RAVN Extract – as it also announced that distinguished New York law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed has selected iManage Threat Manager to better protect sensitive client data across its global offices.

Seyfarth is one of the first law firms to select iManage Extract, although us pedants here feel the need to note that Seyfarth was in talks with RAVN long before its acquisition by iManage. In this case Seyfarth had not signed up to any RAVN products prior to this announcement so iManage is right to claim it as a new win.

Seyfarth will use the Extract platform to perform document review and comparison across all practice areas, automatically reading, interpreting and extracting key information from documents and returns a desired business output. Seyfarth will utilize an enhanced feature of the product to train and have complete control of the robot. Using the self-service portal will allow the firm to speed up the data extraction process, increasing productivity within their organization.

“Everything we do is focused on improving efficiencies for our clients,” said Byong Kim, (pictured), director of technology innovations at SeyfarthLean Consulting. “The iManage AI platform is a powerful and efficient solution that allows less manual labour on routine tasks and more human capital on tasks which provides higher value for our clients. A key decision factor was the ability to work with iManage to create an integration between iManage Extract and our renowned client collaboration platform, SeyfarthLink.”

Elsewhere, Hughes Hubbard selected Threat Manager, which leverages historical and contextual information in the iManage system to provide rapid identification of both internal and external threats.

Machine-learning algorithms ensure that iManage Threat Manager understands both the actions taken by users and the unique context in which professionals operate —avoiding pitfalls such as “false positives” that plague many other approaches to threat detection.

“Hughes Hubbard is continually looking for innovative ways in which we can bolster our relentless commitment to protect firm and client information and exceed our clients’ increasingly stringent information security requirements,” said Frank Spadafino, chief information officer.

“With that said, threat detection technology needs to minimize unnecessary operational overhead, and more importantly any adverse impact to attorney productivity, that results when these systems inaccurately identify potential threats (false positives). iManage Threat Manager’s sophisticated and unique approach in distinguishing between normal and abnormal behavior provides the type of context-specific monitoring that will minimize the ‘noise’ from false positives. It will enable our team to gain deeper insights into activity in our document management system and quickly focus our efforts where they will be most effective.”

Once fully live, iManage Threat Manager will protect the work product of approximately 800 Hughes Hubbard professionals, including staff and attorneys.

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