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London, Greater London, United Kingdom, 2011/09/29 - On-demand email & file encryption software voted finalist for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ by BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards - Egress.com.
In recognition for their pioneering contribution to Information Security, Egress Software Technologies announced today that they have been shortlisted for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ 2011.
Unlike conventional software which protects data in transit, Egress Switch offers control and real-time auditing throughout the lifecycle of sensitive data. This innovative functionality extends visibility and protection beyond traditional network boundaries and prevents 3rd parties from mishandling confidential information.
Abigail Waraker, Editor of Computing at Incisive Media comments,“I would like to congratulate the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged and to be announced as a finalist is a great achievement.”
David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT continues,“Congratulations to the finalists; the competition to reach this stage of our prestigious Awards is tough. Our Awards are central to our mission to recognise the innovation and professionalism of those working in IT and I’m delighted that every year we have such a variety of high quality entries.”
Operating in a market defined by compliance yet driven by convenience, Egress products and services provide customers around the world with a unified security platform when sharing personal or sensitive data.
“Our patented collaboration service revolutionizes the way individuals and organisations transfer information electronically”, said Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies. “Egress Switch is easy to use yet offers the highest level of information assurance when sharing confidential data with 3rd parties. This exciting combination not only mitigates the risk of data loss, but also presents our customers with a unique opportunity to offer new business services and help differentiate themselves from their nearest competitors.”
Leveraging Government accredited SAAS infrastructure, and utilizing AES 256 bit FIPS 140-2 encryption, Switch protects 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.
Pepper continues,“Whether infrastructure is installed locally or hosted, supporting the needs of individuals or Enterprise use, Egress remains committed to offering customers choice and is determined to deliver versatile solutions capable of aligning themselves with infinitely scalable email & file transfer requirements.”
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.