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Egress Software Technologies chosen as finalists for the 2016 iNetwork Innovation Awards following nominations by North Yorkshire County Council and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Egress Software Technologies chosen as finalists for the 2016 iNetwork Innovation Awards following nominations by North Yorkshire County Council and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Oct 5, 2016
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London – October 2016 – Egress Software Technologies is pleased to announce its double shortlisting for the ‘Effective Information Sharing and Security’ category at the 2016 iNetwork Innovation Awards, following nominations from both Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and North Yorkshire County Council. The shortlisting’s come in recognition of these organisations successfully investing in Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer in order to share sensitive information securely.

The iNetwork Innovation Awards celebrate public organisations across the UK that are finding creative and cost-effective ways to deliver crucial services to citizens. Specifically, the ‘Effective Information Sharing and Security’ category focuses on those who promote the secure sharing of sensitive information internally, with other public sector organisations and with third parties, to ensure security of data for citizens and communities. The award also offers advice and guidance to address challenges on topics such as PSN compliance and cross-agency information sharing.

About the nominations

North Yorkshire County Council is one of the largest local authorities in the UK and consequently works with a range of partners and third party providers to deliver services to over 600,000 citizens. Their nomination follows the use of Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer, which has allowed council staff to easily and securely send and receive sensitive data straight from their desktop. By taking this approach, the council has also demonstrated the benefits of investing in encryption software to other organisations, such as their local schools network, who now also use Switch Secure Email and File Transfer.

The Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust delivers healthcare services throughout the county to a population of 1.6 million citizens. With staff working across more than 400 sites, Lancashire Care invested in Switch Secure Email and File Transfer to communicate highly sensitive patient information efficiently across their network and with third parties, without compromising the security of the data shared.

Caroline Howard, Egress Software Technologies, comments: “We are delighted to have been nominated alongside two customers in the ‘Effective Information Sharing and Security’ category at the 2016 iNetwork Innovation Awards. As with all public organisations, both North Yorkshire County Council and Lancashire Care NHS Trust have come under pressure from the major spending reviews of the last decade and have sought to find innovative ways to continue delivering their essential services to the same standard. Working with them, Egress has been able to help them secure the sensitive information they share via email and large files, enabling them to take advantage of cost-effective electronic communication without putting citizens’ sensitive data at risk.”

The awards ceremony will take place at the iNetwork Awards Dinner on 16th November, in 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.

www.egress.com

For press enquiries, please contact Spark Communications:

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7436 0420

Email: egress@sparkcomms.co.uk

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

Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500

Email: rebecca.bailey@egress.com

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