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Egress Software Technologies wins 'Security Innovation of the Year' at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards

Egress Software Technologies wins 'Security Innovation of the Year' at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards

Nov 20, 2015
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London – November 2015 – Egress Software Technologies today announces its success at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards. Following a period of significant technological and commercial growth, the encryption services provider was awarded ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at a prestigious London ceremony in recognition of delivering solutions that are fundamentally changing the way organisations and individuals securely share sensitive information.

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 has delivered measurable benefit for customers in areas such as IT security and data protection.

Paul Fletcher, Group Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, said: “Congratulations to all the winners and those who were highly commended in our UK IT Industry 2015 Awards. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is here to make IT good for society. The Awards are a major part of this, demonstrating how excellence is being achieved across the IT profession. This year the calibre of applications we received was outstanding, but the winners stood out as exceptional and inspiring, and they should be very proud of their success.”

Stuart Sumner, Editor of Computing, added: “Well done to all the winners and those who were highly commended on their achievements. The UK IT Industry Awards are rigorously judged by a panel of experts, which truly celebrate professionalism and innovation in IT today. Every winner and runner up represents the very best of the IT profession.”

Commenting on Egress’ success, CEO Tony Pepper states: “We are delighted to have won ‘Security Innovation of the Year’ at the 2015 UK IT Industry Awards. Having originally won this same award in 2011, we feel today’s announcement represents the IT industry’s recognition of our continued investment in developing innovative, leading-edge technology that is delivering genuine benefit to end-users.

“By working closely with our customers and the wider security community, we believe we have built an encryption platform that solves two genuine data protection needs: delivering deployable technology and preventing accidental breach. To achieve this, Egress Switch encryption services provide unique levels of flexibility, choice and control, meaning solutions can be easily integrated with IT infrastructure and business processes. Additionally, with new data breaches hitting the headlines almost daily and research indicating that approximately 93% of data breaches are caused by human error, we are constantly striving to build additional information assurance into Switch encryption services to protect our customers and the data they need to share securely. It is therefore a great honour that BCS has chosen to recognise our continued endeavour through this highly prestigious award.”

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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.

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