Case Study: Guildford Borough Council

Guildford Borough Council invests in Egress Protect to ensure security of confidential information when shared across the organisation and with external parties.

Case Study

Guildford Borough Council invests in Egress Email and File Protection to ensure security of confidential information when shared across the organisation and with external parties

Guildford Borough Council LogoGuildford Borough Council uses Egress Protect to securely send and receive sensitive information internally and with approved third parties. As the largest borough council within Surrey, Guildford Borough Council is responsible for delivering a variety of services such as community safety, housing, recycling, parking, tourism and leisure. The council works closely with its community and businesses.

As with all local authorities, much of the council’s work involves communicating classified sensitive information internally and with approved external organisations, such as police, health and social care services, and schools. In order to ensure this information remains protected even when shared beyond their organisation, Guildford Borough Council uses Egress Protect. CPA (Commercial Product Assurance) certified by UK Government. The solution enables council staff to encrypt all emails and attachments, including large files, to the highest data protection standards. Easy for end-users to use, integration with MS Outlook means they can access this functionality straight from their inboxes and it also free for their recipients to communicate securely with them.

About Egress

Our mission is to eliminate the most complex cybersecurity challenge every organisation faces: insider risk. We understand that people get hacked, make mistakes, and break the rules. To prevent these human-activated breaches, we have built the only Human Layer Security platform that defends against inbound and outbound threats. Using patented contextual machine learning we detect and prevent abnormal human behaviour such as targeted phishing attacks, misdirected emails, and data exfiltration.

Used by the world’s biggest brands, Egress is private equity backed and has offices in London, New York, and Boston.