Egress Software Technologies and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust finalists for Computing Security project award
London – September 2014 – In addition to shortlistings for ‘Encryption Solutions of the Year’ and ‘Security Service Provider of the Year’ at the 2014 Computing Security Awards, Egress Software Technologies has today also been named finalist for ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’ for their work with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust to secure the highly sensitive patient information the trust communicates electronically.
The ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’ category of the Computing Security Awards champions the impressive work that has been carried out to make Public Sector organisations increasingly secure and is independently awarded for collaborative working that demonstrates tangible business benefits.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust project overview
Providing a full range of services for local residents, as well as offering specialist care for patients from further afield, staff at London-based Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have more than two million patient contacts every year. While secure communication can be facilitated by NHSmail and NHS SFTP for large file transfer, these services are generally only available for NHS employees.
Elidon Beqiri, Information Security Manager for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, states: “The NHS currently uses NHSmail as the main way of securing confidential patient information shared via email between NHS organisations. However, the service is not available to most non-NHS bodies, such as private healthcare providers, private sector supply chain organisations, and education and research establishments, as well as NHS patients.”
Market-leading email and file encryption service Egress Switch enables organisations to secure and control the information they share with external third parties, and is the only UK government certified email encryption product for sharing IL2 and low-threat IL3 data. Switch enables messages to be split based upon recipient domains, meaning users no longer have to send separate emails to secure and non-secure recipients. In addition, Switch’s large file transfer functionality enables users to securely share information regardless of file size.
“Using Switch, our staff can now securely share a variety of information simply and efficiently,” concludes Beqiri. “Consequently, they can focus on the real task in hand: providing the highest quality care and medical service for our patients.”
Speaking about today’s shortlisting, Egress CEO Tony Pepper stated: “We are delighted to be named finalists alongside Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust for ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’ at the 2014 Computing Security Awards. Following last month’s shortlisting for both ‘Encryption Solutions of the Year’ and ‘Security Service Provider of the Year’, this provides further recognition of the work Egress carries out to develop and deliver innovative technology that meets our customers’ needs.”
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As well as being shortlisted for ‘Security Project of the Year – Public Sector’, Egress is also a finalist in both ‘Encryption Solutions of the Year’ and ‘Security Service Provider of the Year’ categories.
The winners of these categories are decided by public vote. To demonstrate our thanks, individuals who vote for Egress in both the ‘Encryption Solutions of the Year’ and ‘Security Service Provider of the Year’ categories will be entered into a prize draw to win an iPad mini.
Voting closes on Tuesday 30th September.
The awards ceremony will be held on 9th October at Hotel Russell, London.
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For more information about this press release, contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:
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About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of hosted and on-premise encryption services designed to secure all forms of electronic information and delivered to customers in both the Public and Private Sectors via a single platform: Egress Switch.
As the first, and currently only, CESG CPA Foundation Grade certified email encryption product on the market, Switch Secure Email enables customers to share highly sensitive information over the internet, without the need to manage external third party credentials. The award-winning Switch portfolio of products also includes Secure File Transfer, Secure Web Form and the latest online collaboration offering, Secure Workspace.
Using patented key management, the platform utilises a unique community-based licensing model known as 'the Egress Trust Network' that consists of paying and free Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity.
About Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of services for local residents, as well as specialist services for patients from further afield. Our care takes place in two of London's best-known teaching hospitals, Guy's Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, where the Evelina London Children’s Hospital is also located. We also provide community care in health centres for residents of Lambeth and Southwark.
We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of only five academic health sciences centres in the UK, and as such, are pioneers in health research, and provide high-quality teaching and education.
About Computing Security Awards
The Computing Security Awards were set up to recognise the solutions and the solution-providers that have been particularly impressive in the fight against security threats. Now in their fifth year, these awards are well-known and well-respected by end-users and the supplier community.