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Abacus Data Systems Pioneers the Legal Industry's First Turn Key Private Cloud Service Offering Bolstering Attorneys' Confidence in Adopting Virtual Technologies

Abacus Private Cloud Mitigates Liability for Legal Professionals, Safeguards Information Privacy and Assures Regulatory Compliance

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2014) - Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus), the Single Source Fully Managed Technology Solutions Provider (est. 1983), today unveiled Abacus Private Cloud™ (APC), the newest addition to their brand new, fully integrated legal technology solutions portfolio. Leveraging cutting-edge virtualization technologies, APC is built exclusively to run legal technology in a fully managed, secure and redundant private environment, mitigating liability and assuring regulatory and ethical compliance.  APC supports Abacus' continuing commitment to provide legal professionals with an overarching portfolio of services, deep expertise and robust security to help them innovate and realize the benefits of legal technology.

"The legal industry is currently navigating the most transformative shift ever," said Alessandra Lezama, Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Data Systems. "Driven by the American Bar Association's recent mandates and amplified by the information explosion we are currently experiencing, legal technology is no longer an option, but a matter of professional competency.  Not a single legal practitioner or organization is immune to this sweeping change and as such, legal entities of all sizes are faced with a similar array of challenges as it relates to implementing and managing legal technology."

The most pressing issues keeping legal professionals up at night are ethics and compliance, regulatory changes and information privacy. Legal entities create huge volumes of electronically stored information every day. While they struggle with how to preserve, manage, and use that information effectively, the pressure to reduce legal spend continues to increase.  APC is designed to help legal professionals accelerate their journey to the cloud and mitigate the risks posed by Public Cloud and SaaS applications. With APC, legal professionals can offload technology burdens, including migrating existing data and applications to the cloud, enabling them to focus on taking on new cases and delivering 'best possible outcomes' for their clients, instead of trying to solve frustrating IT issues.

Abacus Private Cloud addresses today's ever-changing threat landscape with robust security and compliance policies, including two-factor authentication, five tiers of physical, network and data security, information handling and data privacy protocols in accordance with NIST standards and geographically redundant, SSAE 16-compliant, SOC 1-, 2- data centers.

Lezama continued: "Piecemealed technology is no longer sufficient to remain competitive in today's legal landscape. APC can take any local IT infrastructure, desktop software application and data and weave it into a fully integrated, virtual workplace, which is accessible remotely from any device, anywhere, anytime. All this, in state-of-the-art data centers located exclusively in the United States, supported 24 by 7, for a predictable and affordable monthly service fee."

For more information on Abacus Private Cloud visit www.abacuslaw.com/abacus-private-cloud or call 1-800-726-3339.

About Abacus Data Systems

Abacus Data Systems, Inc. (Abacus) provides single source, turn-key Legal Technology Solutions, from consulting services, to the design, deployment, implementation and management of local and virtual law office environments, leveraging cutting edge virtualization technologies. The company's 'Total Care' team provides US-based, high-touch services in support of their comprehensive suite of case management, time, billing and accounting systems, as well as their custom-tailored private cloud solutions.

Founded in 1983 and backed by private investment, Abacus Data Systems is headquartered in La Jolla, California, and operates two full spectrum security and privacy compliant data center environments in SSAE 16-compliant, SOC 1-, 2- data centers, geographically dispersed.

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For more information:
Abacus Data Systems
1-800-726-3339
[email protected]
www.abacuslaw.com

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