Withy King Deploys Egress Switch to Protect Confidential Client Data

Dynamic legal practice Withy King adopts email & file encryption sending a positive message to their clients and a statement of intent to their competitors

London, United Kingdom, November 17, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in collaborative data security, announced today that Withy King has fully adopted Egress Switch to protect and control information shared between the firm and its clients.

In response to increasing pressure to share confidential information electronically, Withy King decided to take matters into their own hands and establish firm wide standards when sharing sensitive client data.

“It’s clear how legal firms should handle confidential information however when it came to implementing a solution that would directly impact our clients, we needed to be sure that we had chosen the best possible product,” said Dave Eagle, Head of IT for Withy King. “Having briefly considered using password protected files and standard TLS encryption, we soon realised that our firm required a more sophisticated approach in order to satisfy regulatory requirements and changing business needs.”

Sharing confidential information on an ‘ad-hoc’ basis with clients and partners all over the world is a daily occurrence and essential element of Withy King’s service delivery. Maintaining existing workflow, while offering users the added benefit of real-time control and auditing, Withy King soon developed a list of key business requirements that would enable the firm to operate more efficiently.

Eagle continues, “As a progressive firm that is growing very rapidly we look to differentiate ourselves by the services we offer and the manner in which we can deliver them. Our forward thinking approach not only ensures that clients current and future needs remain at the heart of our focus, but it also promotes a pro-active working environment that helps us to attract the highest calibre of professional staff to the firm.”

Offered as a managed service to guarantee rapid deployment and low cost of ownership, Egress Switch revolutionises the way in which legal firms exchange confidential data by integrating seamlessly with email applications and practice management systems.

Eagle continues, “The advice and information we provide remains Withy King’s most valuable business asset. As such, we are compelled to use appropriate methods to ensure the protection of this data when transferred physically or electronically. Having fully implemented Egress Switch, we now encourage all of our clients to communicate securely, protecting our practice from the SRA and our clients from the ICO.”

Operating in a market defined by compliance yet driven by convenience, Egress products and services provide customers around the world with a unified security platform when sharing personal or sensitive data.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Withy King to provide their users with a simple mechanism to send encrypted email, burn encrypted CDs, or share large files,” said Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies. “This exciting new partnership enables Withy King to preserve its outstanding reputation, comply with regulatory requirements, and solve operational challenges surrounding the transfer of personal or sensitive information.”

Leveraging Government accredited SAAS infrastructure, and utilizing AES 256 bit FIPS 140-2 encryption, Switch protects confidential information sent by email, copied to USB removable media, burnt to CD/DVD, or uploaded to FTP/Cloud Servers. Access privileges can then be modified or revoked in real-time, even after the information is sent or shared. This allows users to instantly ‘pull information back’ should there be evidence that data has been lost or mishandled.

Pepper continues, “As tough economic conditions continue to present new pressures and increasing demands on legal practices, our security services are becoming increasingly popular throughout the professional services community. Only by embracing technology and improving service delivery can firms offer the highest level of information assurance when sharing confidential data with 3rd parties.”

Egress Switch also offers data classification and customisable disclaimer notifications, making email encryption, media encryption, and large file transfer more secure and easier than ever. This next generation level of control, combined with integrated workflow features, mitigates the risk of unintentional data loss and enforces recipient responsibility when handling confidential information.

Egress Software Technologies Ltd
Michelle Chuvas
+44 (0)207 624 8500