Egress Switch shortlisted as British Accountancy Awards 2011 finalist

Next generation email & file encryption software voted Accountancy Awards finalist for ‘Software Package of the Year’ 

 

London, U.K – November 7, 2011 – Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in collaborative data security, announced today that Egress Switch has been voted British Accountancy Awards finalist for ‘Software Package of the Year’ 2011.

 

Unlike conventional email & file encryption products that are often complicated to use and difficult to deploy, Egress Switch simplifies encryption and enables clients to reply completely free of charge.

 

Recognised for delivering flexible and easy-to-use security services, Egress Switch is rapidly becoming the product of choice for Accountancy firms looking to transfer confidential information by email. Designed to cater for sole practitioners, small businesses, and Enterprise firms, Egress Switch enables businesses to share sensitive information electronically, using a combination of public and private cloud infrastructure. 

 

“We offer these services to a wide range of customers because data security issues are not solely limited to public sector and Enterprise organisations,” said Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies. “Tough economic conditions present new pressures and increasing demands on Accountants in practice and our customers believe that the only way to meet this challenge is to embrace technology and improve service delivery. In doing so, these firms not only satisfy regulatory requirements but also offer a competitive advantage over their nearest rivals.”

 

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.

 

Pepper continues, “Our patented collaboration service revolutionises the way individuals and organisations exchange personal data. Egress Switch integrates seamlessly with email applications and practice management systems, offering the highest levels of information assurance when sharing confidential data with 3rd parties.”

 

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 firms, Egress remains committed to delivering versatile solutions capable of aligning themselves with any 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.

 

About Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in collaborative security, provide on-demand email and file encryption products, to enable organisations and individuals the ability to share information securely.

Offering a unique combination of on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure, patented key management delivers real-time ‘follow the data’ control to ensure that only authorised recipient’s access confidential information.

Used by public and private sector organisations around the world, Egress solutions offer integrated and easy to use software, designed to aid regulatory compliance and streamline user workflow.

To learn more about Egress Software please visit www.egress.com or call 0871 376 0014

About tony.pepper

As Co-founder of Egress Software Technologies, Tony currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) overseeing all aspects of the business including driving worldwide sales and leading a global team to execute marketing and communication initiatives. Described as a confident and focused technology evangelist, Tony has an in-depth understanding of the data security market. Prior to Egress, he held executive management and integration roles at Reflex Magnetics Ltd, Pointsec Mobile Technologies, and Check Point Software Technologies. Over the years, he has presented on a variety of data security-related issues and strategies for mobile computing and best practices surrounding secure collaboration. Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Politics from Nottingham Trent University. He also holds a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Liverpool University.