Core Assets

International fostering agency keeps vulnerable children’s data safe from harm using Egress Protect.

Case Study

The UK’s largest Independent Fostering Agency, Core Asset also operates in nine international locations and works alongside numerous local authorities, police and healthcare organisations to provide vulnerable children with a secure family environment. Egress Protect encrypts and control clients’ sensitive data in email. Founded in 1994, Core Assets currently has over 100 office locations in 10 different countries, including the UK. Core Assets has also developed its range of services from fostering to supervised contact sessions, home care and consultancy.

At the heart of this is delivering high-quality services that never compromise on the safety of children – which involves being able to secure their highly sensitive information when communicating with approved third parties.

Core Assets looks after more than 3,000 children in foster placements throughout the UK. This involves a workforce of approximately 500 employees and requires collaboration with a range of public services. Evidently a lot of information is highly sensitive and consequently they want to be able to secure and protect it when communicating via email. Core Assets deployed Egress Protect to provide the level of information security required.

As part of the review process to select a secure email and file transfer provider, Core Assets needed to not only consider technical functionality but also usability and cost. Egress Protect was able to tick all of these boxes. Seamless integration into the email client means that employees can access data protection at the click of button. In addition, Core Assets are able to scan content against a comprehensive list of bespoke policies to encrypt all sensitive information – even if this option has not been selected at the desktop.

As part of the review process to select a secure email and file transfer provider, Core Assets needed to not only consider technical functionality but also usability and cost. Egress Protect was able to tick all of these boxes. Seamless integration into the email client means that employees can access data protection at the click of button. In addition, Core Assets are able to scan content against a comprehensive list of bespoke policies to encrypt all sensitive information – even if this option has not been selected at the desktop.

Commenting on the announcement, Egress UK Sales Director Kelly McCann states: “We are delighted to support Core Assets in providing life-changing services to vulnerable children. As foster agencies and other charities work to meet financial targets to improve services, electronic communication provides an efficient and cost-effective alternative to post and courier. By using Egress Protect to encrypt the sensitive information they share via email, Core Assets has not only been able to meet these organisational considerations, but more importantly, better protect the children in their care.”

Core Asset’s recipients can also access encrypted content and communicate securely with them free of charge, which has encouraged uptake in approved third parties.