Marie Curie selects government-certified encryption service Egress Switch to share sensitive information securely
UK charity uses secure email and file transfer services to protect and control sensitive information shared with approved external third parties.
London – March 2015 – Egress Software Technologies, a leading provider of encryption services, today announces the adoption of Egress Switch by Marie Curie. Using Egress Switch Secure Email and Egress Switch Secure File Transfer, Marie Curie can encrypt and control the sensitive information that they need to share with authorised third parties in order to provide care for people with terminal illness.
Every year, Marie Curie supports and cares for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families, with plans to provide more services to an increased number of individuals in coming years. This work relies on an extensive network of nurses and trained volunteers treating patients at home and in the nine Marie Curie hospices located across the UK. As a result, Marie Curie staff need to communicate quickly and securely with each other, as well as with contacts in the NHS and other approved external third parties. They chose Egress Switch to meet this need.
As Switch has been certified by UK Government, users can be confident that the highest levels of data protection are being applied to the information they need to share. In addition, Marie Curie has also installedEgress Switch Gateway to implement policy at the network boundary. This means that they can enforce encryption on specific messages known to contain sensitive information based on key words or phrases, such as NHS patient numbers. This helps to reduce the burden on staff, freeing them up to concentrate on providing support to those they care for.
Kelly McCann, UK Sales Manager at Egress, comments: "Data protection should never hinder the crucial work of organisations such as Marie Curie. However, with increasing amounts of information being exchanged electronically, data loss prevention is becoming a key consideration for all organisations. By using Switch and enforcing policies at the gateway, Marie Curie are able to extend the level of care they provide to include individuals’ personal data."
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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 Marie Curie
Marie Curie provides care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year. Marie Curie nurses work night and day, in people’s homes across the UK, providing hands-on care and vital emotional support. Marie Curie hospices offer specialist round-the-clock care. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families by giving practical information, support from trained volunteers and being there when someone wants to talk.