Forward-Thinking Academy Selects Egress Switch for Easy-to-Use Data Security

Alec Reed Academy adopts award-winning email and file encryption solution to protect confidential student information shared with external third parties.

London, United Kingdom, March 14, 2014 --( Egress Software Technologies today announces the uptake of its market-leading email and file encryption solution, Egress Switch, by Alec Reed Academy, Middlesex.

An all-age school with over 1,700 pupils, Alec Reed Academy is responsible for the educational, physical and emotional wellbeing of its students. As such, the academy is required to share a range of confidential information with a variety of external third parties, including local authorities and educational bodies, as well as social services and parents. Consequently, they required an email and file encryption solution to protect this information while in transit.

Integrating seamlessly with a variety of email clients, including Microsoft Outlook, Egress Switch offers a one-click solution for data and file encryption. This ease of use is complemented by comprehensive data security, including unique ‘follow the data’ control that enables users to remain in charge of the information they share through real-time auditing and the ability to, if necessary, restrict or revoked access to secure packages.

IT Network Manager for Alec Reed Academy Ilghin Lazar details: “We were really impressed by the ease of use offered by Switch. Data encryption must complement in-house processes, which in our case, involves the education and welfare of over 1,700 pupils. Despite its sophisticated functionality, Switch remains easy and intuitive to use – encrypting sensitive information has never been so simple.”

Kelly McCann, UK Sales Manager at Egress, states: “We are delighted that the Alec Reed Academy has adopted Switch, reflecting a general uptake throughout the education sector. At Egress, we aim to provide an easy-to-use yet comprehensive data security solution, enabling users to share confidential information simply, without risking the data losses and breaches that can put sensitive information at risk. Removing barriers to secure communication is critically important for schools, where sharing confidential data about pupils is a matter of wellbeing.”

For more information contact Rebecca Bailey – Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies:

Tel: +44 (0) 207 624 8500

About Egress Software Technologies

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of email and file encryption software, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable organisations and individuals in the Public and Private Sectors to share confidential information with third parties.

Combining on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure with patented key management, Egress Switch provides a unique community-based licensing model called the Egress Trust Network. The Network is made up of paying and free Egress Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity. Delivered as a fully managed service, the Trust Network has grown virally to over one million members.

Used by organisations around the world, integrated desktop and mobile applications ensure easy-to-use software, designed to aid compliance and streamline user workflow.

About Alec Reed Academy

As an all-age school with over 1,700 children and young people and 280 staff, the Alec Reed Academy provides an environment for lifelong learning in state-of-the-art facilities. From the professional theatre, dance and recording studios to the sports hall, fitness suite, climbing wall, extensive professional outdoor sports facilities which include a professional standard all weather pitch, five-a-side pitches and tennis courts, Alec Reed Academy leads the way nationally as a school of the future realised today.

The aim of the Academy is to provide high-quality education across the full age and ability range, covering the national curriculum and age not stage progression, a longer taught day in the high school and with an added focus on the Academy’s specialism of Enterprise.
Egress Software Technologies Ltd
Rebecca Bailey
+44 (0)207 624 8500