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Softcat recognised as 'Top Performing Partner' for 2014 by Egress Software Technologies

Softcat recognised as 'Top Performing Partner' for 2014 by Egress Software Technologies

Feb 5, 2015
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London – February 2015 – Egress Software Technologies today announces that Softcat Ltd has been named their ‘Top Performing Partner’ for 2014. The title recognises the significant sales growth in Egress Switch encryption services made by the Value Added Reseller (VAR). 

Egress UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann explains: “We are pleased to be able to acknowledge the commitment and investment made by Softcat in the Egress Switch encryption platform throughout 2014 by awarding them Top Performing Partner. Working closely with the Egress team, Softcat has been able to drive substantial business through their local and central government teams, as well as considerable growth across their corporate team with wins in banking, insurance and the gaming industry. This effort is reflected in their exceptional year on year Switch revenue growth of over 100% in 2014.

“Softcat’s success is a reflection of the importance of Egress’ Channel Partner Programme and demonstrates the value of our continued investment in this area, as most recently announced in November 2014. As a result, we also experienced significant revenue growth by other VARS in 2014, including NTS (part of Capita plc) building on their award from 2013.

“Looking ahead, 2015 represents another exciting year for Egress as we continue to expand our customer footprint across UK Government, government supply chain, private healthcare, financial and professional services. Without the support of our VARs, this growth will not be possible.”

Jamie Burke, Sales Director at Softcat states: “We are delighted to be named Egress’ ‘Top Performing Partner’ for 2014. As one of the fastest growing IT providers in the UK, we have built our success on a portfolio of innovative, industry-leading technologies. By investing in a best-of breed-software and service approach, we are able to offer our customers solutions that deliver genuine value and end-user results. The growth of our Switch business demonstrates the success of this approach. 

“What excites us for 2015 is not only the continued progress in traditionally strong markets that include UK Government, but also the number of opportunities being identified by our corporate teams. Data security and encryption will be high up on the decision-making agenda for most organisations in 2015, so we feel uniquely placed to take advantage of this opportunity and look forward to another fruitful year working closely with the Egress team.” 

For more information relating to this press release, contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:

Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500


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 the Public and Private Sectors using a single platform: Egress Switch. 

As the first and currently only email encryption product and service to achieve both CESG Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) certification and Pan Government Accreditation (PGA), 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 share information securely with one another using a single global identity.

About Softcat Limited

Softcat is one of the fastest growing IT providers in the UK. We have consistently bucked recent economic trends, seeing our revenues increase by over 25% in the last year alone. For the year ending July 2014 we posted total revenue of £504m. We are still optimistic about the coming year, believing we will continue to see strong growth despite the challenging market conditions.

The company will remain prudent with its cost base, and has unlocked substantial efficiency savings across all aspects of the operation enabling us to further increase profitability and build up significant cash reserves. Softcat is a debt free company. We also have a strong balance sheet, achieving a 3A1 credit rating with D&B.

This strong financial position impacts positively on our customers by enabling us to repeatedly invest in developing the business, whilst solid credit ratings ensure continuity of supply for our customers, essential in underpinning long-term partnerships.

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