Guard Your Law Firm's Data

Legal data is vastly important yet markedly unprotected.

Send files securely and safely store them using powerful AI-powered security.  Maintain GDPR & CCPA compliance.

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Windows Ransomware Protection

Legal Data Secured

Confidential Means Confidential

Protect your client's data wherever it goes.

Protect communications for absolute confidentiality

Defend Attorney – Client Privilege

The rise of cyberthreats and general loss of control over data has led to the disintegration of attorney-client privilege as confidentiality is eroded. Legal Data Guard reinstates the sanctity of this key privilege by offering legal professionals the ability to advise clients and share sensitive legal documents with absolute confidentiality.

Defend Attorney – Client Privilege

Auditable File Tracking

Secure a Chain of Data Custody

Chain of data custody should be maintained to ensure admissibility and evidence integrity. Legal professionals utilizing Legal Data Guard are able to fulfill chain of custody requirements with complete transparency and auditability of file activity. AI-powered sensors capture and log events such as who accessed a file, at what time, and whether a file was modified, downloaded and/or shared.

Secure a Chain of Data Custody

Secure data wherever it goes.

Secure File Share

Use Legal Data Guard to track and protect your files even after they are emailed. 1) Record timestamp when file was opened. 2) Log time spent on each page. 3) Know location of every file via IP geolocation.

Secure File Share

Should files be shared forever?

Limit Duration of Access

With link expiration, you can limit how long a file remains viewable. Shared files can be recalled instantaneously. Access to shared files can be revoked at any time, whether in an inbox or opened on a web browser.

Limit Duration of Access

No learning curve.

Easy To Use

Data Guard offers a fast and intuitive interface supported by sophisticated technology working for you behind the scenes. As soon as you install, all your folders and files will be protected. Sharing files securely is only a right click away.

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Avoid reputational loss from the inadvertent sending of files, ransomware attacks, and other cyberthreats.

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Use Cases

Security and compliance quagmires resolved.

An international law firm benefited using Legal Data Guard by being able to share confidential client data with outside subject experts using the view-only mode and revoke access to these 3rd parties once the case was complete.

Active Cypher helped a major law firm, with 600 employees (now forced to work from home), deal with the challenge to secure data off site and maintain the integrity of the firm’s file sharing and data access policies for their remote users.  The solution was to install Active Cypher’s Legal Data Guard paired with the File Fortress add-on into their virtual desktop environment.

A law firm approached Active Cypher to ensure that its own client data would be fully encrypted in compliance with new regulations defined by CCPA.

This was easily accomplished by installing Legal Data Guard with the File Fortress add-on onto their file servers, thus starting their compliance with CCPA in just over 3 hours.

Especially sensitive of client data surrounding M&A and IPOs, a Silicon Valley-based corporate law practice utilized Legal Data Guard to give partners full control and transparency over who was accessing data and enforce stringent Chinese walls.

A DC-based law firm installed Legal Data Guard to proactively counter ransomware attacks it was facing and avoid the complete shutdowns other law firms unfortunately experienced.

Deployment was completed quickly and pain-free with no disruption to regular business.


Legal Data Guard takes a proactive approach to defending against ransomware by ensuring that your data always remains safe.  Unlike other solutions, Data Guard does not operate “after the hack” nor require user interaction / IT oversight.

Documents can be shared with any platform such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, iOS and Android. Data Guard will also have clients on Mac OS, iOS and Android by the end of this summer.

Ransomware is a form of malware (trojan or other virus) utilized by malicious actors to extort money from individuals, businesses, and governments.  While many types of ransomware exist, a typical attack encrypts a victim’s data and displaying instructions how to pay a ransom payment – usually in the form of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.  Ransomware is not cheap and there is no guarantee for success in decryption.

In fact, while cybercriminals promise to provide a decryption key upon payment of the ransom – 40% of victims who pay unfortunately never regain access to their data.

Ransomware has become an enormous business perpetrated by both organized crime and nation-state actors.

Organized criminals are motivated by extorting as much money as possible. Increasingly they distribute their malware as ransomware kits that anyone can use – even if they don’t have much technical expertise. The ransomware as a service (RaaS) model sadly has been very effective at spreading their malicious software. The criminals facilitate the payments and decryptions while taking a percentage of the collected ransom.

Nation-states have utilized ransomware as a revenue source and as a manner to disrupt the economic and governmental well-being of their rivals.  The large resources a nation-state has at its disposal to mount such attacks is especially disruptive.

The majority of popular ransomware strains utilize such strong encryption that decrypting files is unfortunately not possible.  In limited cases, older ransomware families (Rakhni, Agent.iih, Aura, and a few others) have decryptor’s available.

With Data Guard, you don’t need to worry about ransomware even taking a hold in your computer, let alone encrypting your data.  Protection is automated and far-reaching.  Ransomware is deflected.

The simple answer is no.  While some anti-virus solutions protect against older versions of ransomware, this protection is done “after the hack”.  The only way to defeat ransomware is to not allow it to take hold of your files in the first place.

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