August 29, LONDON, UK - Workshare, a leading provider of secure enterprise collaboration applications, today announced Irell & Manella, a law firm specializing in the highly technical area of IP litigation, has selected Workshare for its secure file sharing and sync across mobile devices.

Irell & Manella selected Workshare’s secure environment to enhance the efficiency of the collaborative process between its geographically dispersed teams. Its attorneys are saving time and simplifying the way they share and work on documents by leveraging Workshare’s file sharing and synchronization features.

“Before provisioning Workshare’s secure file sharing and synchronization application, attorneys downloaded consumer file-sharing apps to their personal devices, which raised obvious security concerns,” said Steven Shock, CTO of Irell & Manella. “Documents shared through Workshare are delivered securely to authenticated third parties. New versions sync to every device that has been provisioned and authorized. This ensures attorneys at Irell & Manella have the latest version of documents, complete with comments and a full audit trail.”

Shock concluded, “Workshare was a win-win for us. Not only does it meet the level of security required by the firm, enabling our BYOD initiative, it provides a full comparison and collaboration feature set. Workshare makes it easy to access and work on documents out of the office, on any device.”

Leading analyst firm, Ovum, recently awarded Irell & Manella the prestigious Best Technology & Telecoms BYOX Strategy accolade for leveraging Workshare. Richard Absalom, Analyst, Consumer Impact Technology at Ovum said, “Workshare has provided Irell & Manella with viable alternative to consumer-grade technologies that they can trust.”

Anthony Foy, CEO of Workshare, commented, “Irell & Manella is known for their outstanding service. We are driven to help them maintain their position at the top. Our application lets them serve their clients best by allowing them to work easily and securely from anywhere, at any time.”