Leading environmental services organisation SDK adopts Egress Switch to secure data shared with external partners and remain compliant with the DPA
London – May 2013 – Egress Software Technologies is delighted to announce the uptake of Egress Switch, the market-leading email and file encryption solution, by environmental services organisation SDK Environmental Ltd in response to the on-going need to secure data shared with external partners, including numerous local authorities.
SDK, which also trades under Dial-A-Pest, has worked closely with local authorities for over 20 years as an outsourcing option for pest control and other environmental services. As the Public Sector’s awareness of the need for information security has increased, private third party partners have been tasked with maintaining the same high standards of data protection. When selecting an information sharing security solution, SDK recognised the need to be Data Protection Act (DPA) compliant to remain relevant to the Public Sector and their numerous Private Sector clients. Key considerations included ease of use for both the sender and recipient, as well as cost.
Working with over 30 local authorities around the UK, many of whom already use Egress Switch, SDK researched and tested a range of products before finally selecting Egress Switch as their preferred solution for enabling secure communication.
Switch’s easy-to-use interface, as well as the recipient’s ability to respond free of charge, put it ahead of the competition in regard to meeting the specified requirements. SDK were also impressed by how adaptable and intuitive the software is. “Switch further strengthens our ‘end-to-end’ service model options and ticks yet another box in our ability to partner with councils, reduce duplication and repetition of back office functions, and share securely with clients, providing access to data in real time if necessary,” declares SDK Data Protection Officer Sam Nairn, outlining the benefits of employing Switch. “In addition and in compliance with our Customer Service Excellence accreditation, our joint end-users’ and customers’ experience of the service is further protected, our complaint investigation process is even more secure and our Information Security capability is further strengthened. It really is a win win”
Embracing technology, enhancing service
“We are delighted that SDK Environmental Ltd has selected Egress Switch to fulfil their information and data encryption requirements,” comments Egress Software Technologies UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann. “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. As one of the leading contractors in their field, it is particularly pleasing to see that SDK has recognised that the effectiveness of Egress Switch is equally available and applicable to them.
“Working closely with SDK, we have been able to implement a solution that meets their specific requirements and ensures that the sensitive information they share externally is kept secure. As a result, SDK can protect against accidental data breaches, remain DPA compliant and maintain their reputation for embracing new technology that enhances the service they provide to their customers.”
For more information contact Marketing, Egress Software Technologies.
Tel: 0207 624 8500
About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies is a leading provider of email and file encryption services, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable businesses 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 recipients 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 SDK Environmental Ltd
SDK Environmental, also trading as Dial-A-Pest, exists to serve the people and businesses that we are associated with, either directly or via the councils with whom we work.
SDK aims to be one of the UK’s top performing pest control and environmental service companies, recognised for our service excellence by the councils, companies and individuals that we work with.