London – 15th November 2018
Egress Software Technologies enjoyed a successful evening at the 2018 UK IT Industry Awards yesterday, winning the 'Security Innovation of the Year' award and the 'Best Not For Profit IT Project of the Year' award for their data security platform and road safety project Operation SNAP respectively.
The UK IT Industry Awards is the largest technology awards of its kind, focusing on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.
‘Security Innovation of the Year’ is awarded to a product or service that has delivered measurable benefits for customers. Egress’ win demonstrates the company’s commitment to developing privacy and risk management technology that helps solve real information security issues. The company’s AI-powered platform provides users with comprehensive security controls to understand and manage the data they process and share. By taking this approach, Egress is proactively helping organisations prevent data breaches, whilst simultaneously driving cost savings and efficiency gains.
'Best Not For Profit IT Project of the Year' recognises the ways technology is used to benefit citizens and clients. A joint initiative between GoSafe Wales and four Welsh police forces, Operation SNAP is using technology to make Welsh roads safer and save lives. With a 30% reduction in traffic officers, it has become more challenging for police to monitor road safety. However, powered by Egress, Operation SNAP streamlines the way citizens can submit multimedia evidence relating to driving offences to improve early intervention and driver behaviour, and reduce fatalities on the road by up to 40%.
Commenting on the announcement, Egress CEO Tony Pepper stated: “It is fantastic to bring home the 'Security Innovation of the Year' and 'Best Not For Profit IT Project of the Year' awards from the UK IT Industry Awards; we are delighted to be recognised by the industry in this way. This is testament to the relentless work of the entire Egress team in developing and delivering our data security platform. We’re also extremely proud to be involved in such an important road safety initiative through Operation SNAP, highlighting how technology can be utilised to save lives, especially with Road Safety Week just around the corner.”
About the UK IT Industry Awards
The UK IT Industry Awards is the benchmark for outstanding performance throughout the UK’s computing industry. The awards focus on the contribution of individuals, projects, organisations and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of IT in the past 12 months.