Computacenter with Technology Partner Egress Software Awarded Contract to Deliver Email Encryption & Secure Large File Transfer
London – April 2011 – Egress Software Technologies, in partnership with Europe’s leading IT services provider Computacenter, announced today that they are in the final stages of signing contracts with multiple London Councils to provide email encryption & secure large file transfer services designed to help improve communication between local Government and external third parties.
"Local Authorities across London fully recognise the need to replace legacy systems such as courier services and fax machines which are often still used to share confidential data externally,” said Ruth Jones, Projects and Development Manager for Camden Council."
The procurement was orchestrated by Capital Ambition and ISfL and the subsequent invitation to quote (ITQ) was led by the London Borough of Camden utilising the Office of Government Commerce buying Solutions (OGCBS) Framework.
Jones continues, “The time was right to put an end to fragmented and ineffective point solutions and promote a collaborative information security strategy as part of an ongoing commitment to improve service delivery. These new and exciting services will help connect public and private sector organisations, giving Local Councils the confidence they need when sharing sensitive data.
Using a combination of public and private cloud infrastructure, Egress Software Technologies offer a range of products and services designed to enable individuals and organisations the ability to share information securely.
Ruth Jones and Steven Blantz, the Category Manager for ICT at the London Borough of Camden explained that “Having evaluated several secure email and file transfer products we selected Egress Switch because of its value for money, versatility, ease of use, flexible licensing model, and unique ‘follow the data’ protection.
Unlike other data security products on the market, Egress Switch extends your visibility and control, enabling organisations to reduce risk when distributing information to third parties.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to provide London boroughs with a unified mechanism to share confidential data,” said Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies. “By working together and embracing technology, Councils throughout the UK can not only support the environment and demonstrate significant cost savings, but also adopt Government approved standards in the fight against data loss.”
Unlike conventional software which protects data in transit, Egress Switch offers control and real-time auditing throughout the lifecycle of sensitive data, preventing unnecessary loss at the hands of third parties. Pepper continues, “Whether infrastructure is installed locally or hosted in the Cloud, Egress remains committed to supporting the needs of individuals or Enterprise users, and determined to deliver versatile security solutions that can align themselves with evolving business needs.”
Operating in a market defined by compliance yet driven by convenience, Switch continues to prove that security can be embedded into day-to-day business communication without the need to install costly infrastructure. Using AES 256-bit encryption, Switch secures confidential information sent by email, copied to USB removable media, burnt to CD/DVD, or uploaded to FTP/Cloud Servers. Access privileges can then be modified or revoked in real-time, even after the information is sent or shared. This allows users to instantly ‘pull information back’ should there be evidence that data has been lost or mishandled.
Egress Switch also offers data classification and customisable disclaimer notifications, making email encryption, media encryption, and large file transfer more secure and easier than ever. This next generation level of control, combined with integrated workflow features, mitigates the risk of unintentional data loss and enforces recipient responsibility when handling confidential information.