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Quality Foster Care selects Egress Switch to protect highly sensitive case information shared electronically with third parties

Quality Foster Care selects Egress Switch to protect highly sensitive case information shared electronically with third parties

May 7, 2013
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London – May 2013 – Egress Software Technologies is delighted to announce that Quality Foster Care Ltd has chosen Egress Switch, the award winning email and file encryption solution, to protect sensitive information shared with external third parties including Local Authorities.

Quality Foster Care prides itself on providing high quality fostering services across the South East of England.  As a result, the organisation regularly shares very sensitive case specific information involving children and their families with external third parties including Local Authorities, Social Services and Schools. Without the right levels of security and encryption Quality Foster Care could risk the loss or breach of key information.

Tim Sheehan, a Director of Quality Foster Care Ltd explains, “The work we do naturally involves very sensitive and important information which needs to be shared with our foster carers, independent workers and Local Authorities.  How we share this information and what could happen to it after it has been sent is a constant concern for us. For example if information is accidently sent to the wrong recipient, or if that recipient accidentally loses that information the responsibility lies with us and we have a duty of care not only to our service users but also their personal data.”

Initially Quality Foster Care became aware of Egress Switch when sharing information with a London Borough who is one of a long list of Local Authorities already using the service. Switch enables organisations and end users to remain in control at all times when sharing information electronically with third parties. Using innovative ‘follow the data’ control and real-time auditing users can control who receives information, what they can do with it, and if required they can revoke the information if it has been sent in error. In addition end users and the organisation can see a full log of what information has been sent to whom.

Tim Sheehan continues, “After working closely with London Boroughs that use the service, we had seen first-hand how effective Switch was at protecting and controlling information shared with third parties. Having made the decision to purchase Switch we have been impressed with the ease of implementation and the ease of use for end users. Often the best judge of a new service is the feedback you receive from end users, and so far this has been positive.”

Kelly McCann, UK Sales Manager, Egress Software Technologies comments; “We are delighted that Quality Foster Care have selected Egress Switch to secure the sensitive information they share with third parties. Our work with UK Local Authorities and their network of third party stakeholders demonstrates how organisations can use our software to effectively and securely share information with one another. In the case of Quality Foster Care not only does this protect them from reputational damage and costly fines, but also ensures that the sensitive information regarding children and their families is protected at all times. These are benefits that should help Quality Foster Care maintain the high quality of services that has become the cornerstone of their success and reputation as a leading fostering provider.”

For more information contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies
Tel: 0207 624 8500 

About Egress Software Technologies 

Egress Software Technologies is a leading provider of email & file encryption services, offering innovative on-demand data security, to enable businesses the ability to share confidential information with third parties. 

Leveraging a unique combination of on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure, patented key management delivers real-time 'follow the data' control to ensure that only authorised recipient's access confidential information. This next generation level of control and real-time auditing not only protects our clients from accidental loss but also prevents third parties mishandling personal or sensitive data.

Used by public and private sector organisations around the world, integrated desktop and mobile applications ensure easy to use software, designed to aid compliance and streamline user workflow.

About Quality Foster Care

Quality Foster Care in Benfleet, Essex recruits, assesses, supports and trains Foster Carers for Children and Young People in care.  The owners have been involved in fostering since the early nineties, initially as a fostering family. Since establishment the agency has helped to find homes for children in and around Essex, for local councils and boroughs across London and beyond. The Agency was graded as OUTSTANDING by OFSTED following its last inspection. 

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