In recognition for delivering a truly innovative approach to sharing information securely, Egress Software Technologies announced today that they have been voted a finalist for the 2010 SC Innovation Award. The new software, Egress Switch, completely changes the way organisations or individuals collaborate securely by removing un-necessary complication or any need for costly infrastructure.
“Our Software-as-a-Service model caters for individuals, small business, and large scale Enterprise organisations, allowing them to share information securely while maintaining control at all times,” said Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies. “We offer these services to a wide range of customers because data security issues are not solely limited to big businesses. Professionals such as GPs, IFA’s, and accountants all need to collaborate regularly with local councils, the NHS, and private industry,”
Research indicates that the percent of data breaches attributed to third parties has now grown to 36 percent and are 20% more costly to recover. Pepper continues, “We believe this is attributed to shear negligence in some cases and a lack of appropriate security available in others. In either instance, our customers have made their needs perfectly clear and this innovative technology paves the way for a new generation of secure data exchange.”
Egress Switch allows an information owner to package sensitive information using strong AES 256-bit encryption and to send it to a recipient using familiar methods such as email, CD/DVD, USB, FTP, or uploaded to the Web. The owner can then set or change security policies independent of the package through a service in the cloud. Security policies can include authorising recipients and limiting recipient use of protected information. Changes to security policies can be made in real time, even after the information is sent or shared. This allows a user to “pull information back” if you suspect that your data has been lost or mishandled.
Egress Switch also offers a complete view of when the information recipient has opened or used the shared information, as well as unauthorised access attempts, providing an important audit trail. The owner can then easily track activity of their shared information through logs arranged by package or recipient.
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies (egress.com) delivers an innovative service to enable organisations and individuals to share information securely. The company provides easy-to-use software that can protect data however it's sent - wherever it resides. Founded in 2007 as a data security reseller, the company is self-funded, based in London, UK and is led by senior executives from leading data security software companies Reflex Magnetics, Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Check Point Software. Egress’ growing customer base includes blue chip companies and government organisations around the world.