Having over 20 years experience in delivering data security products, the Egress team set about developing a solution to one of the toughest challenges business face today – exchanging information securely. Sharing sensitive or confidential information is very common in most organisations, being sent both internally and externally with clients, suppliers and other 3rd parties What is classed as confidential data is dependant on each organisation, however there seems to be a number of areas that usually come to mind, such as finance & accounts depts dealing with payroll and tax information, HR dealing with staff details, issues and wages, Legal areas who work with a number of contracts, mergers & acquisitions....... The list goes onThe most common way of sending information is probably via e-mail (inc attachments), although, as some files are too large to go out via e-mail, large file transfer systems or protocols are sometimes used.
ll organisations that deal with this type of data are regulated by the ICO. The ICO are there to enforce that organisations comply with the DPA and have adequate security measures in place to secure this type of data (both at rest and in transit). If a data breach occurs and these measures have not been taken, the ICO then have the power to fine firms up to £½ Million.
Egress Switch is a new generation of data security software that makes sharing information safe and easy. Designed to protect and control data at all times, Egress Switch supports information sent via email, burned to a CD or DVD, or even uploaded to the internet using FTP or HTTPS.Egress Switch also provides an extensive audit trail showing who, where, and when information has been accessed. This real time identity based protection enables businesses to extend their visibility over what actually happens to corporate information, while offering the ability to instantly revoke data that is either mishandled or suspected lost/stolen.