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The Civil Aviation Authority uses Egress Switch Secure Email and File Encryption to enhance the security of email communications

The Civil Aviation Authority uses Egress Switch Secure Email and File Encryption to enhance the security of email communications

Oct 14, 2016
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London – October 2016 – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is responsible for the regulation of aviation safety in the UK. This involves determining policy for the use of airspace; economic regulation of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports; the licensing and financial fitness of airlines; and the management of the ATOL financial protection scheme for holidaymakers.

Staff at the CAA consequently liaise with contacts at a range of public and corporate organisations, such as UK Government, airports and other regulatory bodies. As email is the main form of communication CAA employees use, since 2014 the CAA has used Egress Switch Secure Email and File Transfer to secure sensitive information shared by employees.

The first, and only, CESG certified email and file encryption product, Switch Secure Email and File Transfer integrates with MS Outlook so that staff can access government-certified technology at the click of the button. Detailed audit logs means that the CAA maintains complete visibility over shared information at all times, with the ability to restrict or fully revoke recipients’ access. Starting with an initial pilot project, the CAA has since doubled its usage of the software.

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About Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of data security services designed to protect shared information throughout its lifecycle.

Offering Public Sector and Enterprise customers a portfolio of complementary services, the Egress Switch platform enables end-users to share and collaborate securely, while reducing the risk of loss and maintaining compliance. These award-winning integrated services include email and document classification, email and file encryption, secure managed file transfer, and secure online collaboration.

Certified by UK Government, Switch offers a seamless user experience, powerful real-time auditing and patented information rights management, all accessible using a single global identity.

The Civil Aviation Authority

As the UK’s specialist aviation regulator the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ensures that:

  • The aviation industry meets the highest safety standards
  • Consumers have choice, value for money, are protected and treated fairly when they fly
  • We drive improvements in airlines and airports’ environmental performance
  • The aviation industry manages security risks effectively

The CAA is a public corporation, established by Parliament in 1972 as an independent specialist aviation regulator.

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