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NHS audit agency selects Egress Switch

MIAA uses Egress Switch as a single centralised solution to sharing confidential data securely.

London – 16.04.2015 - Egress Software Technologies today announced the use of their flagship encryption platform, Egress Switch, by MIAA. Switch helps MIAA, one of the largest providers of internal and advisory services to the NHS, to share sensitive information securely both internally within the organisation and with approved external contacts, thereby aiding compliance with data protection legislation.Tony Cobain, Assistant Director – Informatics & Infrastructure at MIAA, explains: “MIAA works to evaluate and, where necessary, improve governance and service delivery within the NHS. This relies heavily on the exchange of information, often of a sensitive nature, between MIAA and the organisations we work alongside. In addition, we were also aware not only of the potential for this sensitive information to be shared between MIAA departments, but also of the amount of sensitive data that our employees generate through business processes, such as payroll.”

Cobain continues: “In choosing an encryption solution we were mindful of the need to balance robust security with ease of use for both our own staff and our clients, and that it would allow our staff to send data securely outside of NHS boundaries. In addition, we required functionality to allow our users to have control over the information they share and how it is used, and if necessary, restrict access for one or more users once the information has been sent.

“We were also aware that, as an audit organisation, we need to not only promote the need for encryption, but also demonstrate that we apply the principle ourselves. Having trialled a number of solutions we chose Switch as it provided all of the functionality that we required along with ease of use. It was the perfect solution.

“There is more to an effective implementation than the technical solution, however, and the support that we received from Egress throughout was, and continues to be, excellent.”

The final project was jointly delivered to MIAA by Egress and leading security and infrastructure services partner Sapphire.

Egress UK Sales Manager Kelly McCann comments: “MIAA’s usage of Switch demonstrates how organisations are becoming aware of the need for encryption not only when sharing information electronically with external contacts but also internally as well. As such, organisations are increasingly looking for more flexible information security solutions. Offering the ability to encrypt all sensitive information sent electronically, with full audit and control functionality available, Switch will continue to meet this growing need.”

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 hosted and on-premise encryption services designed to secure all forms of electronic information and delivered to customers in both the Public and Private Sectors via a single platform: Egress Switch.

As the first, and currently only, CESG CPA Foundation Grade certified email encryption product on the market, Switch Secure Email enables customers to share highly sensitive information over the internet, without the need to manage external third party credentials. The award-winning Switch portfolio of products also includes Secure File Transfer, Secure Web Form and the latest online collaboration offering, Secure Workspace.

Using patented key management, the platform utilises a unique community-based licensing model known as ‘the Egress Trust Network’ that consists of paying and free Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity.

About MIAA

Established in 1990, MIAA provide assurance, advisory, learning and development services to over 60 organisations nationally and employs over 130 staff and associates. We are one of the largest providers of such services to the NHS with a turnover in excess of £6 million.

Always working closely with clients our aim is always to add value and to really make a difference through cost effective, focused solutions.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Kelly McCann .

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