How K&L Gates Keeps its Global Clients Safe and Secure Through Business Resilience

Dave Coughanour, Director of Security at K&L Gates, faced a big challenge. As a global firm, operating in 45 cities across five continents, K&L Gates was subject to many of the same regulatory requirements as its larger clients. Beyond what was required by law, Dave knew that business resilience—the ability to maintain the availability of technology and data security despite change or disruption—was critical. Clients trusted K&L Gates to keep data confidential and to be ready in their moments of need. A lapse in their business resilience management practices could greatly impact the firm.

K&L Gates’ Challenges

Prior to deploying Tanium, the company’s cybersecurity and incident response teams had to connect directly to each endpoint using a forensics point tool to investigate a single system. To do so often required having the machine sent to headquarters, or someone on the team had to fly to where the machine was located and triage it for themselves. This could take anywhere from a couple of hours to a couple of days depending on where, geographically, the information was located and how big of a pipe was needed to pull the data back. “Our ability to respond to incidents was slower than we needed it to be,” said Dave. “Tanium has made the team much faster.”

The Tanium Solution

Visibility & Control with Confidence

  • Ability to resolve security incidents in a matter of minutes
  • Improved visibility time from weeks to seconds
  • 99% faster than current point tools
  • Opex Savings (HC, $’s, Training)
  • “Our ability to respond to incidents was slower than we needed it to be. Tanium has made the team much faster.”

    Dave Coughanour, Director of Security at K&L Gates

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