Egress Software Technologies shortlisted for 'Security Innovation of the Year' at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards
London – August 2015 – In recognition of delivering market-leading encryption services that are helping to redefine the addressable encryption market, Egress Software Technologies has been shortlisted for ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at the prestigious 2015 UK IT Industry Awards.
The UK IT Industry Awards provide the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK computer industry, focusing on the contribution of organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months. Specifically, ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ recognises the product or service that that has delivered measurable benefit for customers in areas such as IT security and data protection.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Paul Fletcher, Group CEO at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, says: “As the Chartered Institute for IT I’d like to congratulate this year’s finalists. They showcase not only the innovation and the professionalism of those working in IT, but also demonstrate the importance of IT in delivering economic and societal benefit.”
Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, adds: “I would like to congratulate the finalists. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged by a panel of peers and experts, and to be announced as a finalist really is a great achievement.”
Commenting on the shortlisting, Egress CEO Tony Pepper states: “We are delighted to be named as finalist at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards. Having won ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ in 2011 and then ‘Cloud Provider of the Year’ in 2013, this year’s shortlisting represents a further endorsement of our approach to developing innovative, leading-edge encryption technology.
“Working closely with our customers and the wider security community, we believe we have built a security platform that meets genuine data protection needs. This includes delivering easy-to-use technology that provides users with ways to mitigate threats to the sensitive information they need to share, including human error – which has been found to cause 93% of data breaches. To achieve this, Egress Switch encryption services provide unprecedented levels of flexibility, choice and control to enable users across all industries to access encryption technology.”
Egress are also confirmed sponsor of the 2015 ‘IT Project of the Year’ category.
The UK IT Industry Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 18th November 2015 at the Battersea Park Events Arena, London.
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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 UK IT Industry Awards
The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. www.ukitindustryawards.co.uk