Egress Software Technologies Granted Patent For Secure Data Exchange

The new patent, "Media Device Access Control Mechanism," defines a method for ensuring shared information is only accessible by intended recipients

July 16, 2009

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London, U.K. and Chicago, IL " July 13, 2009 " Egress Software Technologies, an innovator in secure data exchange, announced today that it has been granted patent GB2450197 by the UK Patent Office. The new patent, "Media Device Access Control Mechanism," defines a method for ensuring shared information is only accessible by intended recipients. The patent is also pending in the United States.

"Effective solutions to control information once it leaves the owner's possession have been slow to enter the market due to complexity of operation and deployment," said Bob Egner, U.S. President of Egress Software Technologies. "Contrasted with an increasing trend of data breaches from third-party mishandling of information, Egress Switch is designed to secure information through encryption and accurately ensure that only intended recipients can gain access. This patent reinforces the status of Egress as an innovator in the field of developing affordable, easy-to-use, trusted data security solutions."

Egress Switch allows an information owner to package their sensitive information using strong AES 256-bit encryption and send it to a recipient in a variety of ways such as attached to an email, burned on a CD/DVD, copied to a USB stick or transferred through the web or FTP. The owner can then set or change security policies independent of the package through a service in the cloud. Security policies can include authorizing recipients and limiting recipient access. These changes can be made in real time, even after the information is sent or shared. This allows a user to "pull information back" if it needs to be recalled.

Egress Switch also offers a complete view of when the information recipient has opened or used the shared information, as well as unauthorized access attempts, providing an audit trail. The owner can then easily track activity of their shared information through logs arranged by package or recipient.

Continued Egner, "Our customers have made their needs perfectly clear and this innovative technology paves the way for new generation of secure data exchange."

Delivered in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model, Egress Switch was introduced in March and has a growing base of users. For more information on Egress Switch or to download the latest version, please visit

About Egress Software Technologies Egress Software Technologies is an innovator in secure data exchange. The company provides easy-to-use security technologies that can protect data no matter where it is shared or how it is stored - CD/DVD, USB stick, file attachment, FTP, and other methods. Founded in 2007 as a data security reseller, the company is self-funded, based in London, UK, and is led by senior executives from leading data security software companies Reflex Magnetics, Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Check Point Software. Egress' growing customer base includes blue chip companies and government organizations around the world.

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