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Release date- 16102013 -
This makes Switch suitable for sharing IL2 and low-threat IL3 data under current policy guidelines over the internet to Government departments, supply chain and 'third sector' organisations.
Operating as the
Today's announcement sees Switch become the only CPA approved product for email encryption at the desktop and gateway.
Commenting on the announcement, a CESG spokesperson said: 'We are delighted that Egress Switch has passed its Commercial Product Assurance evaluation and will be certified to protect public sector information up to IL3. The CPA programme was set up by CESG to certify commercial security products for use by government, the wider public sector and industry. As such, it plays a crucial role in helping organisations select security products that have been independently assured and are fit for purpose. In the case of Switch, Egress' innovative technology and commitment to demonstrating that it meets CESG's standards means that the end-user has confidence that they are selecting an email encryption product that has been approved by CESG and is capable of protecting their organisation and the data they share from external threats.'
'Working closely with the team at CESG, we have looked to tackle this information sharing challenge head on by offering customers real solutions to real problems. As such, this certification makes Switch the only CESG CPA approved product for sharing sensitive data up to IL3 across and outside Government,' continues Pepper. 'In doing so, we are now able to provide an encryption platform that enables public sector organisations to improve efficiency and enhance the services they provide to the wider public, while delivering end-to-end information assurance throughout the lifecycle of shared information.'
About Egress Software Technologies
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 recipients 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.
CESG is the Information Security arm of GCHQ and is based in
CESG uses its deep technical expertise to provide its customers with insights into information risks and mitigations, enabling customers to reduce both the risks to, and impacts on, their information and information-based systems.
For more information on CESG, please visit www.cesg.gov.uk
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