Customer story: Midlothian Council

Midlothian Council selects Egress to secure sensitive information shared with third parties.
Published on 10th Nov 2021

Midlothian Council has joined the growing list of UK local authorities to select Egress to protect sensitive information shared with external third parties.

Midlothian Council is often required to share sensitive information with external bodies and individuals outside existing secure government networks, such as GSX. Whilst GSX enables the council to communicate securely with central government, the health service and criminal justice organisations, it does not facilitate secure electronic communication with Midlothian’s third party network made up of voluntary, community and private sector partners.

Egress Protect enables organisations to secure and control the information they share with external third parties. In addition, automated message routing simplifies secure information sharing within a complex network of secure and non-secure systems.

Designed to integrate with GSX, CJSM, NHSmail and many other government secure networks, Egress Protect enables messages to be split based upon recipient domains. This means users no longer have to send separate emails to secure and non-secure recipients.

The final project was jointly delivered to Midlothian Council by Egress and security and infrastructure services partner Caretower Ltd.

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