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Egress Software Technologies selected as finalists for the 2016 Digital Entrepreneur Awards

Egress Software Technologies selected as finalists for the 2016 Digital Entrepreneur Awards

Aug 15, 2016
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London – August 2016 – Egress Software Technologies is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a finalist for ‘Software Innovation of the Year’ at the 2016 Digital Entrepreneur Awards. The shortlisting recognises Egress as a leading provider of information security solutions that enable customers to protect and control sensitive data throughout its lifecycle via single platform: Egress Switch.

The Digital Entrepreneur Awards celebrates organisations’ progression in the rapidly growing IT services industry, identifying the technologies that help companies and individuals become progressively more agile and responsive. Significantly, the category of ‘Software Innovation of the Year’ rewards the talent, dedication and knowledge behind these digital systems.

Consideration for this category therefore covered the ways in which Egress’ encryption services help organisations not only protect sensitive information, but also improve efficiency by supporting the variety of ways end-users need to access and share information. To achieve this, Egress has developed a ‘platform approach’ to data security that is designed to protect sensitive information throughout its lifecycle. This includes mandating security at the point of creation through classification, to applying the appropriate encryption when sharing sensitive information, to trending and reporting that improves data protection policies.

Following the announcement, Egress CEO Tony Pepper states: “I am delighted that Egress has been shortlisted for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at the 2016 Digital Entrepreneur Awards. Having seen success in the same category at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards, this continued industry recognition allows us to celebrate the developments we have made over the course of the year.

“At Egress, we strive to develop leading-edge and innovative encryption services to not only solve tactical security concerns – such as needing to send encrypted emails, for example – but to also tackle the wider problem of human error and the quantity of data breaches this causes. Earlier this year, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), highlighted that 66% of industry sectors have reported a year-on-year increase in data breaches since 2014, with human error as the single greatest cause of these incidents. To mitigate this impact, we will continue to focus on providing customers with a platform of integrated services that protect sensitive information throughout its lifecycle.”

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 9th November 2016 at the Palace Hotel, Manchester.

About Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of data security services designed to protect shared information throughout its lifecycle.

Offering Public Sector and Enterprise customers a portfolio of complementary services, the Egress Switch platform enables end-users to share and collaborate securely, while reducing the risk of loss and maintaining compliance. These award-winning integrated services include email and document classification, email and file encryption, secure managed file transfer, and secure online collaboration.

Certified by UK Government, Switch offers a seamless user experience, powerful real-time auditing and patented information rights management, all accessible using a single global identity.

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For more information about Egress Software Technologies, please contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications:

Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500



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