Case Study: Perth Kinross

Perth and Kinross Council selects Egress Protect to ensure sensitive information is communicated securely.

Case Study

Perth and Kinross Council selects Egress Email and File Protection to ensure sensitive information is communicated securely

Perth & Kinross Council LogoPerth and Kinross Council provides a wide range of local services and support to the community, including education, social work services, housing, planning, road maintenance, waste collection, and culture and leisure facilities. As a result, council staff routinely share information via email with a range of approved third parties – such as independent social workers, foster care agencies, and numerous contractors.

Given the potential sensitivity of the data being shared, the council recognised the need to take the necessary precautions to secure their confidential data.

Egress Email and File Protection is used by Perth and Kinross Council to enable its staff to send and receive encrypted emails across a varied network of third parties. The service allows users to revoke access to information in real time, even after it has reached the recipient’s mailbox. Users can also review detailed audit information for every email and control user’s actions – such as printing, forwarding, and copying and pasting – to make sure sensitive information is handled correctly. In response, recipients are able to receive and reply to encrypted emails completely free of charge, ensuring shared data is protected at all times.

About Egress

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of privacy and risk management services designed to manage and protect unstructured data.

Offering Government and Enterprise customers a portfolio of complementary services, the Egress platform leverages machine learning led policy management, encryption and eDiscovery to enable 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, accidental send prevention, secure email and file transfer, secure managed file transfer, secure online collaboration and secure archive.