Free press releases distribution network?

More news: Software
Agency / Source: Egress Software Technologies Ltd

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!



Secure Communication, Camden-style - Computing Magazine Talk to Camden Council about Egress Switch - Camden Council explains how Egress Switch has enabled them to secure sensitive information shared with third parties, and how a single Council project is now being embraced across the Public Sector - Egress.com
Secure Communication, Camden-style - Computing Magazine Talk to Camden Council about Egress Switch

 

PRZOOM - /newswire/ - London, United Kingdom, 2013/01/14 - Camden Council explains how Egress Switch has enabled them to secure sensitive information shared with third parties, and how a single Council project is now being embraced across the Public Sector - Egress.com.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

The latest issue of Computing Magazine features an interview with Camden Council discussing their use of Egress Switch, the leading Government accredited email & file encryption service, to secure sensitive information shared with external third parties. What started as a single Council project has now been embraced by Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, Central Government agencies and the wider Public and Private Sector network.

Here are some of the article highlights.

The Initial Challenge
In 2007 Camden Council needed to find a secure way of sharing sensitive information with external third party personnel including social workers, police, volunteers, solicitors and agency workers. Everyone used different systems and the Council’s initial attempt to use an ad-hoc set of applications including WinZip and password protected Word attachments simply didn’t work.

“Quite often, the third party simply wouldn’t have the right versions of the technology at their end to open the documents and in some cases these were life and death situations. They had to get a message through so they would simply send it insecurely. That was the way it was happening,” explained Hilary Simpson, Head of ICT Business Partnering at Camden.

Camden also realised that they were spending approximately £40,000 a year on sending documents by registered post that were then getting lost or being sent to the wrong person.

Realising that this problem was not exclusive to Camden, John Jackson, CIO at Camden and his team began exploring the possibility of developing a shared solution through a now defunct forum called Capital Ambition. Sitting down with IT leaders from 17 other London councils, Jackson built up a picture of what was needed and began looking for a suitable solution, with a bias against “humongous, one-size-fits-all solutions”.

The Solution
The initiative was dubbed the Secure Communication with Third Parties Project (SC3P).

“We looked at eight products,” says Simpson. “The main requirement was that it had to be simple for council staff to use we certainly didn’t want to have to send people away for training.”

It was Egress Software Technologies’ cloud-based Switch solution that finally emerged as the best candidate. A policy-based gateway and desktop email encryption service, Switch plugs directly into existing email solutions and is operable via nothing more than a drop-down menu. It was the “one click” approach Jackson and Simpson had been dreaming of. Another key attraction was the service’s “follow the data” audit feature, which would make investigating any accidental losses or breaches a relatively straightforward task.

The SC3P team was also drawn by the fact that Switch does not require client software to maintain its encryption code.

“The real innovation here was giving the recipients free access to the emails sent, and making them able to respond to them,” says Jackson.

All 17 London boroughs adopted the service.

The Egress Trust Network The next Facebook?
After 13 more London boroughs joined the Network, SC3P and Egress decided it was time for the project to go national with a new name: the Trust Network.

According to Egress CEO Tony Pepper, the initiative’s success is largely down to the vision and drive of the Camden team. “They provided the framework, but now Wales is on board, Scotland is interested, and then immediately outside of London, Surrey’s licensed their entire council of over 8,500 users and Guildford’s done the same. And it’s all because of the work Camden did leading the broad London network.”

Jackson describes the spread of the Trust Network as being “like the early days of Facebook; when everyone realised it was there and it just… took off”.

The Trust Network versus the Public Services Network
The Trust Network’s success contrasts with the rather more sedate progress being made by the government’s Public Services Network (PSN).

“The PSN has nowhere near the take-up,” says Jackson. “I don’t want to ‘diss’ the central government initiative, but in a sense what is happening is we’ve seen a speed [with Switch] of execution and scale.”

“This contrasts with some of the big suppliers in local government, who won’t move without a purchase order or change a line of code without a £25,000 development fee, which is quite typical in some cases for even minor changes,” adds Simpson.

Egress Switch Delivering the true Cloud
Jackson says the project has caused him to see the Cloud in a new light. “I’m slightly cynical about the hype around cloud,” he says. “I always think it’s just another word for outsourcing really, but I think what’s interesting with Egress is it’s delivering what I’d call the true Cloud a capability we can plug into existing infrastructures and make it work correctly."

“Just a drop down bar in our email system, and bam it’s gone. So it’s bringing cloud capability in without having to move your entire hosting environment to, say, Capgemini. It really is flexible and does what it says on the tin.”

Over the next 12-18 months, Pepper hopes to see “every single local authority in England, Scotland and Wales using the product to share with third parties”.

To read the full Computing article, visit computing.co.uk/.
Article author Peter Gothard

About Egress Software Technologies
Egress Software Technologies (egress.com) is a leading provider of email & file encryption services, offering innovative on-demand data security, to enable businesses the ability to share confidential information with third parties.

Leveraging a unique combination of on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure, patented key management delivers real-time 'follow the data' control to ensure that only authorised recipient's access confidential information. This next generation level of control and real-time auditing not only protects our clients from accidental loss but also prevents third parties mishandling personal or sensitive data.

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

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Agency / Source: Egress Software Technologies Ltd

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick PRZOOM - Press & Newswire Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
Software Warnings - IMPORTANT:
Always be aware/cautious about what you download on your computer/mobile! PURCHASE SOFTWARE related keywords / Banner Ads. Click HERE for details!
.

 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Software articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Secure Communication, Camden-style - Computing Magazine Talk to Camden Council about Egress Switch

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name PRZOOM - Press & Newswire and LINK as the source.
 
  For more information, please visit:
Is this your article? Activate ALL web links by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!
|
Contact: Daniel Hoy - Egress.com 
+44(0)20 7624 8500 daniel.hoy[.]egress.com
 
PRZOOM / PRTODAY - Newswire Today disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Egress Software Technologies Ltd securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Software via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!




Read Latest Press Releases From Egress Software Technologies Ltd / Company Profile


Read Software Most Recent Related Press Releases:

LDiscovery Completes Acquisition of Kroll Ontrack
SYSPRO Opens a New Office in Nairobi, Kenya
Rocket Servergraph Professional Now Supports IBM i
JDA Solutions Selected by Coca-Cola FEMSA Mexico to Support its Innovative Supply Chain
CommutAir Leverages The Weather Company, an IBM Business, to Harness the Power of Big Data from the Tarmac
Leading Independent Research Firm Cites TIBCO as a Strong Performer in Insight Platform Report
Saba Named a Leader in Learning and Performance Management
Infor Recognized as Top Retail Software Provider in 2016 RIS News LeaderBoard
IBM Debuts Blockchain Ecosystem to Help Accelerate Growth of Networks on Hyperledger Fabric
Permanent TSB to Improve Contact Centre Performance and Compliance with Noble Systems Composer Real-Time Speech Analytics

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
 
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business
Find business coaching, life coaching, executive coaching and corporate coaching, best selling coaching books, ...



PREMIUM Members


Visit  JobsWare.com

Visit  BizJobs.com

Visit  La Bella Bakery Artisan Bakery Arizona







 
  ©2016 PRZOOM — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About PRZOOM | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneur newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today