Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in secure collaboration, announced today that Hawsons Chartered Accountants has selected Egress Switch to protect and control information shared between the firm and its clients.
Tough new UK legislation has increased market awareness of the risks associated with sharing sensitive information electronically. Subsequently, legal and accountancy firms are taking measures into their own hands in order to protect client data.
Hawsons frequently exchange confidential information when providing a wide range of services such as payroll bureau, corporate taxation, personal taxation, and audit & accountancy. “Our practice distributes large amounts of confidential information on a daily basis, often using a variety of exchange mechanisms such as email, CD/DVD, or files uploaded to the Web,” said Charles Kavazy Director of IT Services. “Egress Switch offers us a flexible solution that caters for each of these transport mechanisms, without introducing complex processes or the need to install any expensive infrastructure.”
Delivered as a hosted service to guarantee rapid deployment and low cost of ownership, Egress Switch enables users to encrypt information in a single click, protecting data wherever it resides. “Egress Switch provides us with real-time control, detailed auditing, and branded policy disclaimers helping us to control risk and protect data.”
Egress Switch offers complete protection of outbound data regardless of file size or transport mechanism. Using AES 256-bit encryption, Switch secures confidential information sent by email, copied to USB removable media, burnt to CD/DVD, or uploaded to FTP/Cloud Servers. Access privileges can then be modified or revoked in real-time, even after the information is sent or shared. This allows users to instantly ‘pull information back’ should there be evidence that data has been lost or mishandled.
Egress Switch also offers data classification and customisable disclaimer notifications, making email encryption, media encryption, and large file transfer more secure and easier than ever. This next generation level of control, combined with integrated workflow features, mitigates the risk of unintentional data loss and enforces recipient responsibility when handling confidential information.
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies (egress.com) provides an on-demand collaboration service to enable organisations and individuals to share information securely. The company provides easy-to-use policy based email encryption, media encryption, and secure large file transfer designed to protect and control data wherever it resides. Founded in 2007, the company is self-funded, based in London (UK) and is led by senior executives from Reflex Magnetics, Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Check Point Software. Egress’ growing customer base includes blue chip companies and government organisations around the world.