Egress Switch Wins UK IT Industry "Security Innovation of the Year" 2011

In a strong field of established finalists, Egress Software Technologies tops 2011 by winning highly acclaimed "Security Innovation of the Year" Award

London, United Kingdom, November 18, 2011 --( In recognition for their pioneering contribution to Information Security, Egress Software Technologies announced today that they have won the prestigious UK IT Industry "Security Innovation of the Year" Award 2011.

“On behalf of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, I’d like to congratulate all our winners, medallists, and finalists. The awards are very rigorously judged so to be a winner means that you really are the best of the best,” said David Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

Leveraging patented key management and a choice of on-premise or hosted infrastructure, Egress Switch offers customers a refreshing approach to email & file encryption, enabling individuals and businesses to share confidential data securely.

“We are delighted to have won such a distinguished and reputable Award. It tops a fantastic year that has seen world leading brands adopt our game changing technology,” said Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress Software Technologies.

Unlike conventional software which protects data in transit, Egress Switch offers control and real-time auditing throughout the lifecycle of sensitive data, preventing unnecessary loss at the hands of third parties.

Abigail Waraker, Editor of Computing commented: “I’d like to congratulate everyone involved in this year’s Awards. It’s great to recognise such excellent achievements and highlight the very real benefit that IT brings to our society. The winners are shining examples of the positive impact that exceptional management and technology skills can bring to the UK.”

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.

Pepper continues, “We are pleased to have been recognised by the UK IT Industry for the part we play in helping businesses exchange confidential information. Furthermore, we intend to further integrate our services into existing user workflow as part of a broader strategy to embed security into the heart of day-to-day business communication.”

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.

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