Egress Software Technologies shortlisted for iNetwork Innovation Award following nomination by North Yorkshire County Council
London – November 2015 – Egress Software Technologies today announces its shortlisting for ‘Supplier Excellence’ at the 2015 iNetwork Innovation Awards alongside North Yorkshire County Council for the ‘Secure Communications using Egress Switch’ project.
As one of the largest local authorities in the UK, North Yorkshire County Council works with a complex network of partners and third party providers in order to deliver joined-up services to over 600,000 citizens. Service delivery is reliant on the council being able to share information, often of a sensitive nature, with these approved external agencies, taking advantage of the financial and efficiency benefits offered by electronic mechanisms. Using Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer, the council has found a solution that enables users to simply and securely share sensitive data, and demonstrate the benefits that can be derived from investment in the right information security technology. The project not only protects the council and its citizens, but has also delivered considerable benefit to other organisations and bodies. This includes all schools within North Yorkshire who, under the North Yorkshire County Council ES programme, benefit from Switch licenses to secure the highly sensitive student data they are required to share daily.
Commenting on the shortlisting, Egress CEO Tony Pepper states: “We are delighted to have been nominated by North Yorkshire Council and subsequently shortlisted for one of the iNetwork 2015 Innovation Awards. The major spending reviews of the last eight years have put UK local authorities, as well as the wider public sector, under more pressure than ever to preserve high levels of citizen service and support, whilst battling reductions in budget and staff resources. As a result, authorities such as North Yorkshire County Council are continually looking to innovate in order to deliver essential services in a way they’ve never had to before. As a result, we see this award shortlisting as an endorsement of our approach and investment in working in partnership with customers to delivery genuine, quantifiable efficiency and cost saving benefits.”
The award ceremony will take place on 18th November in Manchester.
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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 the iNetwork Innovation Awards
The iNetwork Innovation Awards are an opportunity to celebrate and share best practice of organisations across the sector and amongst the iNetwork community.