Customer Stories
Moving Beyond Rule-Based Systems to Protect Employees
11 April 2019
Top 100 UK Law Firm, Foot Anstey, enjoys a reputation as an energetic, proactive firm, combining technical efficiency with a problem solving approach. This is supported by the firm’s top band rankings in independent legal directories, Chambers UK and Legal 500. Putting clients at the heart of the business and developing and investing in talent have been key to growth. The firm now operates out of seven locations and has over 500 employees. Foot Anstey is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor. 
The firm’s innovative IT and Risk teams identified that the risk of sensitive information being accidentally sent to the wrong person needed addressing. After dismissing the rule-based solutions on the market due to high user interruption, Foot Anstey opted for Tessian’s unique approach of intelligently preventing misdirected emails through machine learning. After an initial period, Tessian presented a detailed report containing email statistics and misaddressed emails caught by Guardian. As well as protecting several emails from being sent to the wrong recipient, Tessian has also provided Foot Anstey with a valuable insight into their email traffic and common sending behaviors. Tessian is now used by Foot Anstey to prevent multiple potential data leaks every day. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Better Email Security with Intelligent Technology
11 April 2019
JTC is a publicly listed, award-winning provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services to institutional and private clients. Founded in 1987, JTC have c.600 people working across their global office network and are trusted to administer assets of c.US$85 billion. Putting clients at the heart of the business and developing and investing in talent have been key to JTC’s growth. JTC is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian, Tessian Enforcer and Tessian Constructor.
A shared journey There is a natural fit between JTC and Tessian. Tessian’s machine intelligent approach is revolutionising the way companies prevent against data loss is well suited to JTC’s forward thinking attitude, and entrepreneurial mindset. This natural fit was demonstrated early on in the relationship between JTC and Tessian. In the space of one month JTC listed on the London Stock Exchange, chose Tessian as their machine intelligent based email solution, and Tessian secured their $13 million Series A funding round led by Balderton and Accel. “Enterprises must contend with a vast array of scenarios where email can be used or abused to cause severely damaging yet avoidable incidents for the business,” says Tim Sadler, CEO and co-founder at Tessian. “This is especially true for JTC and other firms that are dealing with highly sensitive financial information. Machine intelligence can give organisations a way to learn normal sending patterns and automatically step in to check or prevent something that appears out of character or breaks policy. This mitigates any interruption to innocuous email use, meaning employees and IT teams won’t have to deal with needless, time-consuming administration.” JTC’s attitude to data protection, coupled with increasing regulatory demands and its higher profile following its listing on the LSE Main Market, catalysed them to seek out a solution that matched their forward-thinking attitude and appreciation for a seamless user experience.
The problem JTC’s innovative IT team had been actively seeking a machine intelligent solution to assist in remaining competitive, innovative and at the forefront in the financial services sector. This led JTC to identify that the risk of sensitive information being inadvertently sent to the wrong recipient or to unauthorized accounts as a priority. After looking around the market, JTC dismissed the rule-based solutions, due to unacceptably high user interruption and resource hungry administration and management, and opted for Tessian’s unique approach of intelligently preventing misaddressed emails, and unauthorized emails through machine learning. JTC also recognised spear phishing as a key inbound risk vector. In assessing the risk, they identified that, whilst existing rule-based email security controls are adequate for preventing weak-form impersonation spear phishing attempts, the risks of highly targeted strong-form impersonation spear phishing attacks were increasing. To combat this risk, JTC opted for Tessian’s Defender module which uses machine intelligence and an understanding of historical email relationships to prevent strong-form impersonation spear phishing attacks. The solution Explaining the reason for his firm’s adoption of the technology, JTC’s Chief Information Officer, Adam Jeffries says “Tessian stands head and shoulders above other providers, it requires no admin and creates zero disruption for employees. The technology directly helps our business in solving critical problems and we were very impressed with this. “IPOs are one of the most sensitive times for organisations and a single misaddressed email could put the entire process in jeopardy. For us, it made complete sense to invest in a tool like Tessian to stop the very apparent risk of email data loss.” Deployment The Outlook Add-in was straightforward to implement and fully installed to all users within a week. The seamless integration was then completed by the Gateway solution to provide full coverage across the organisation and ensure all our mobile workers had the protection available to them. Success JTC continue to find Tessian’s reporting to be fantastic, allowing them to realise and demonstrate to the various boards immediate value. Tessian’s ease of use allowed JTC’s GDPR team to actively prevent breaches whilst ensuring minimum impact on users in the form of Outlook pop-ups. The team found Tessian intuitive and easy to use, fitting seamlessly into their existing workflow with no disruption to users. They appreciated the speed and accuracy of the machine learning. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.  
Customer Stories
Building an Agile Security System
11 April 2019
Penningtons Manches is a leading UK law firm which provides legal advice to both businesses and individuals. With offices in London, Basingstoke, Cambridge, Guilford, Oxford, Reading and San Francisco, it offers a range of legal services including dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, real estate, private client and family. Penningtons Manches is protecting 600 people with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor.
The solution Tessian was successfully rolled out to 600 users across Penningtons Manches’ UK office. The firm witnessed Tessian’s successful performance at detecting misaddressed emails and verified that its employees were happy with the minimal notifications Tessian gives. Tessian has significantly reduced Penningtons Manches’ risk from data loss due to misdirected emails and allows the firm to demonstrate diligence to clients and regulators. Tessian’s daily update email provides the organisation with an automatic overview of all of the statistics from the previous day, including where the software intervened and prevented misdirected emails – oversight that the organization never had before Tessian was deployed. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Protecting Against Data Loss Caused by Human Error
11 April 2019
Premier Asset Management is a fast-growing UK retail asset management group with a focus on delivering good investment outcomes for investors through relevant products and active management. Its range of investment strategies include multi-asset, equity and absolute return funds. Premier Asset Management is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Enforcer.
Enterprises face increased pressure to control, monitor and restrict the movement of their data. Premier Asset Management, a fast-growing UK retail asset management group, maximizes their resources to ensure they have the tools in place to do so. Premier Asset Management cares about resource maximization. The UK firm aims to deliver good value to its clients through generating long-term investment outcomes, offering a range of strategies to produce either income, capital growth or a combination of both.  Premier Asset Management turns to Tessian to provide effective, tailored solutions – all with high returns at a minimal cost. Tessian’s machine intelligent security platform protects against email-related data loss, while making the most effective and efficient use of resources. Its core technology is the Tessian Relationship Graph. By applying machine intelligent algorithms to historic email data, Tessian extracts metadata to learn about users’ unique relationships with their contacts. This mapping of baseline conversation patterns is then used to automatically detect inconsistencies and deviations from normal activity, which could signal a security threat. When abnormal activity occurs, the appropriate filters ensure that emails can be traced, redacted, kept confidential, or have appropriate access restrictions imposed on them – all without administrative burden. Tessian Guardian and Enforcer filters perform real-time, automatic analysis of outbound emails, preventing information from being accidentally or deliberately sent outside the secure confines of an enterprise network. Email security breaches can occur where there is malicious intent, such as when a person who is leaving a company sends client or competitive data to their personal account. However, these breaches can also occur when employees with good intentions send documents to their personal accounts to finish up work over the weekend. Premier Asset Management depends on Enforcer to address these problems by preventing people from sending highly sensitive data to personal, or unauthorized, email accounts. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Reducing the Risk of Human Error on Email
11 April 2019
Forming part of the NEX Group, Traiana operates the leading market infrastructure for post-trade processing and risk management across asset classes, and provides client service and risk management technology across the financial sector. Global banks, broker/dealers, buyside firms and trading platforms use their cross asset class services to automate risk management and pre-trade/post-trade processing of listed and over the counter transactions. Triana is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor.
The problem Due to sensitivity of the information that Traiana deal with on a regular basis, they set out to find a tool that could prevent misdirected emails without warning the user every time they sent an external email. They found that Tessian’s machine learning approach provided them with the intelligent solution they needed. The solution Tessian was rolled out firm-wide at Traiana. After an initial period, Tessian presented a detailed report containing email statistics and misdirected emails caught by Guardian. As well as preventing several emails from being sent the wrong recipient, Tessian also provided Traiana with a valuable insight into their email traffic and common sending behaviors. Tessian is now used by Traiana to prevent multiple potential data leaks every day. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Keeping Research and Development Secured from Human Error
11 April 2019
Vernalis Plc is a commercial stage pharmaceutical company with three marketed products, four additional products under development and a broad pipeline of research and development programs. Vernalis is protecting 125 employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor.
The problem Given the highly sensitive nature of the R&D performed, securing their email environment from human error is a key priority for the company. The company had heard of incidents in the past where project related information had been sent to the wrong person and wanted to proactively address this step. The management team is acutely aware of the potential risks from misaddressed emails, and had spent some time looking at various vendors before choosing to work with Tessian because of the way in which the machine learning approach solves the problem. The solution Tessian was rolled out to 125 users across three Vernalis sites, including the UK and US. Vernalis now use Guardian and Constructor to detect and prevent email threats in the form of misaddressed emails and to implement their own custom compliance policy rules. Tessian’s machine intelligent platform has better equipped Vernalis to protect their firm from human error-related incidents over email. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Safeguarding a Reputation with Intelligent Data Loss Prevention
12 March 2019
Boult Wade Tennant is a leading patent and trademark attorneys firm with offices in London, Madrid, Munich, Cambridge, Reading and Oxford, specializing in intellectual property law. Their patent, trademark, and design teams specialise in advising clients over the full life-cycle of brands, products or systems; from acquisition, exploitation and protection to commercial use, infringement or contentious issues. Boult Wade Tenannt is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian.
Working with their clients’ proprietary information and other confidential data as a matter of course, the firm wanted to augment the protection they provide their clients, and further safeguard any confidential information they may process on clients’ behalf. Boult Wade Tennant picked Tessian because it was easy to install, required minimal configuration, and is unobtrusive to employees. Tessian has allowed Boult Wade Tennant to mitigate the risk of misaddressed emails and inadvertent IP loss, safeguarding their reputation as one of the best in the business. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Ensuring Data Loss Protection
12 March 2019
Com Laude, an ICANN accredited registrar, is a specialist domain name management company that helps businesses manage their domain name portfolios throughout the full life cycle. Com Laude is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian, Tessian Enforcer and Tessian Constructor.
The problem As a trusted strategic partner of leading global brands, Com Laude recognized that there was a direct correlation between the security of their clients’ information and the security of their business – something that they were keen not only to protect but enhance, so as to facilitate further growth. Having identified the significance of the threat at hand, they were keen to find a solution – and with misdirected emails being the most common type of data security incident, there was no time to waste. Attracted by the intelligence of our AI and machine learning based software, the Com Laude team actively sought out Tessian Guardian, combining this with the additional protection provided by Tessian Constructor to implement an effective regulatory framework for their internal communication policies. The solution Tessian was rolled out to 30 employees across a number of departments at Com Laude. After an initial period of time exploring Tessian’s functionality, Com Laude built a variety of rules specifically for their organisation using Constructor and had Guardian successfully running in the background. Soon after, Com Laude were presented with a detailed threat report from Tessian, including a high-level overview of their email statistics along with a deep-dive analysis of the specific threats identified via the Guardian – specifically, flagged misdirected emails. The results from this report provided Com Laude with “proof” not only of the value of their investment, but of the scale of the problem. Having indicated that Guardian was able to detect and prevent email threats in the form of misdirected emails, the report also provided the company with some significant insights via these email statistics. This had a direct impact on Com Laude’s business model, allowing the firm to use these findings to set key rules designed to further protect their customers. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Securing the Email Environment from Human Error
12 March 2019
Travers Smith is a leading corporate law firm headquartered in London. It advises national and multinational companies across the full range of corporate and commercial matters. Travers Smith is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor.
Given the highly sensitive nature of the work performed and the client confidentiality requirements outlined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, securing their email environment from human error was a key priority for the firm. Risk and IT teams were acutely aware of the potential risks from misdirected emails and chose Tessian Guardian because of the admin – free nature of the product and minimal disruption and effort that it requires from end users at the organization. Travers Smith successfully deployed Tessian firm wide with minimal effort from the firm’s IT team. After a set period of time using the software, Travers Smith was presented with a comprehensive report containing details of Tessian’s performance and examples of misdirected emails that had been prevented. Thanks to Tessian, Travers Smith is now better equipped to protect clients’ sensitive information and avoid the scenario of confidential information accidentally being sent to the wrong people. Moreover, Tessian allows the firm to demonstrate diligence to clients and regulators by showing that the risk is being measured and managed appropriately. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
Customer Stories
Seamlessly Implementing Email Security
12 March 2019
Grosvenor Law is a specialist personal and business dispute resolution firm based in Mayfair, London. They work on significant and complex disputes worldwide across a range of business sectors, on behalf of corporate clients and high net worth individuals. Grosvenor Law is protecting employees with Tessian Guardian and Tessian Constructor.
Given the highly sensitive nature of the work performed and the client confidentiality requirements outlined by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, securing their email environment from human error is a key priority for the firm. There has been an increasing number of high profile losses of confidential data in the legal sector in recent years and months. The Chief Executive of Grosvenor Law had already taken a number of measures to reduce the risk of inadvertent data loss over email, but chose to add to their existing risk management measures by working with Tessian given the unique machine learning intelligence of the system. The firm opted to use Guardian to prevent and detect misdirected emails, as well as Constructor to implement some of their own custom communication policies. After some time, Tessian issued the Chief Executive with a report detailing the findings of how the software had successfully prevented misaddressed emails for Grosvenor Law. It also showed how Tessian’s machine learning algorithms had developed an understanding of the organization’s regular email patterns and behavior in order to accurately detect anomalies. By having outgoing email content from their organization automatically checked by Tessian software, Grosvenor Law is able to protect their client data from one of the most common causes of data loss. They are also able to demonstrate diligence to clients and regulators that this risk is being measured and controlled. Learn more about how Tessian prevents human error on email Tessian is building the world’s first Human Layer Security platform to automatically secure all human-digital interactions within the enterprise. Today, our filters use stateful machine learning to protect people using email and to prevent threats like spear phishing, accidental data loss, data exfiltration and other non-compliant email activity. To book a demo and learn more about how we can help your organization, click here.
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