Leading UK charity protects and controls confidential information using Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer
London – September 2014 – Egress Software Technologies, provider of award-winning encryption solutions to children’s services charities, is pleased to announce that St Christopher’s Fellowship has adopted Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer to protect highly confidential information shared with external third parties.
Registered children’s charity St Christopher’s Fellowship has provided crucial services to vulnerable children and young people since 1870, including fostering, children’s homes and supported housing. In order to provide all-round care for their service users, St Christopher’s Fellowship works closely with a network of external organisations, including local authorities, health and social care providers, and educational establishments. This work often involves communicating highly sensitive information about vulnerable children and young people, and consequently the charity recognised the need to protect this information while in transit.
“Like many organisations, our predominant form of communication with employees, clients and external third party partners is email, due to the obvious cost and efficiency savings,” explains St Christopher’s IT Manager Bill Kennedy. “Given the highly sensitive nature of the information we share, to mitigate the data protection risks associated with email, such as users accidentally sending information to the wrong email address and recipients mishandling shared information, we identified the need to implement an encryption solution that would keep us in control of the data at all times.
“Having previously received information from our local authority, the London Borough of Brent, using Egress Switch, we were familiar with its comprehensive security and control features,” continues Kennedy. “Package restrictions and the ability to revoke access to sent information, for example, enable our staff to remain in control of the information they share at all times and therefore extend the level of care we offer to our service users.”
Egress UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann comments: “By adopting Switch Secure Email and File Transfer, St Christopher’s Fellowship has taken a proactive step to protect sensitive data, and in turn, their service users and external partners. It is vital that charities such as St Christopher’s Fellowship put in place solutions that enable them to not only work in close partnership with local authorities, hospitals and care workers, as well as with other agencies, but to do so securely. By implementing Switch to protect this highly sensitive information, St Christopher’s Fellowship has demonstrated the importance they place on safeguarding the vulnerable children and young adults in their care.”
For more information, 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 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 St Christopher’s Fellowship
St Christopher’s Fellowship is one of the leading providers of services for children and young people in the voluntary sector. We provide a variety of services across England and the Isle of Man.
Our services include:
- Fostering in Peterborough, Cambridge, Essex, London and the West Midlands
- Children’s homes in London, Bedfordshire, the West Midlands and the Isle of Man
- 16+ accommodation and support for homeless young people and care leavers
- Runaway service in Enfield
- Homeless intervention project that delivers peer support in London
We have a proven track record of delivering cost effective services that focus on the outcomes young people achieve as they move towards adulthood and independence.