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Eliminating Complex Cybersecurity Challenges with First-Ever Human Layer Security Platform: Egress Software Technologies

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Organizations are now creating, storing, and transferring more digital data than ever before. And people interact with this data at numerous points during its lifecycle. Taking a layered approach (also known as a “layered defense”) allows organizations to combine multiple security controls and solutions to implement a robust security strategy. Human Layer Security (HLS) automatically detects and prevents threats by understanding human communication patterns and behavior, building a unique security identity for each and every employee, and continuously improving security reflexes over time.

Egress Software Technologies is the world’s only Human Layer Security platform that empowers employees to be productive while also being totally secure. Its patented contextual machine learning prevents human error, and malicious and reckless behavior. The Human Layer Security platform combines contextual machine learning, powerful encryption and analytics technologies to prevent human-activated data breaches, protect sensitive data, and enable you to proactively monitor risk. The company prevents targeted phishing attacks, misdirected emails, and data exfiltration using this robust platform. Used by the world’s biggest brands, Egress is private equity backed and has offices in London, New York, and Boston.

Egress’ Unique Human Layer Security Platform

Email presents some of the biggest threats your organization faces. With a data breach potentially costing you millions of dollars, it’s crucial to make sure you’re protected against internal and external threats – both intentional and accidental. Egress’ Intelligent Email Security software is comprised of four products, each designed to tackle one of the biggest threats affecting all organizations. Egress Defend stops inbound email attacks. Egress Prevent removes the risk of misdirected emails and attachments on the outbound. Egress Protect provides secure encryption that delivers the highest levels of protection. Egress Respond allows administrators to run internal investigations and Data Subject Access Requests while identifying risk across email flows.

Human-activated data breaches are the biggest risk your organisation faces - specifically, people misdirecting emails and attachments, or failing to encrypt sensitive content.  The only way to mitigate this risk is through human layer security solutions that use contextual machine learning to detect abnormal behavior and fix breaches before they happen. This technology must be able to prevent emails being sent to the wrong recipient(s), recommend the right level of protection for sensitive data, and provide detail compliance reporting.

Cutting-Edge Cybersecurity Products and Solutions Offered

Egress Defend: Phishing is the entry point that external agents use to gain access to your critical information. Attackers are increasingly able to circumvent traditional email security solutions by exploiting the chief vulnerability—human behavior. Egress Defend has been shaped by UK GCHQ to provide advanced detection capabilities that stop phishing attacks. Armed with intelligent technologies that evaluate context, relationships and message content, its solution prevents more inbound cyber threats, releases key resources to focus on other security risks, and empowers your employees to become cybersecurity advocates who can identify future breaches.

Egress Prevent: Egress Prevent uses contextual machine learning and advanced DLP to spot when employees are about to accidentally or intentionally leak data and stop breaches before they happen. The company inspects all email content to make sure the message body and any attachments are suitable for all recipients included. The helpful prompts encourage data breach prevention by urging users to correct mistakes before they happen. Its advanced DLP tool can also block risky emails from being sent altogether. In addition, comprehensive admin reporting dashboards provide statistics to highlight security threats.

Egress Protect: Egress email encryption software offers government and industry-certified secure email software providing total control over shared information, so you can effectively secure sensitive data and prevent a breach. Its secure email solution integrates seamlessly with your existing workflows to understand the level of risk and provide an easy-to-use, flexible email and file encryption tool that delivers the highest level of security. The company’s secure email software offers security in proportion to the level of risk, allowing you to encrypt emails and attachments in transit and at rest, and add multi-factor authentication and policy controls for additional security.

Egress Secure Workspace: Mobile connectivity, cloud and remote working have transformed the way they do business. Legacy paper-based approaches to file sharing can no longer keep up, causing costly delays and frustrating customers with a lack of expected service, while the threat of a security breach is surging as human-activated threats increasingly put sensitive information at risk. Egress Secure Workspace allows you to stay productive and keep sensitive data safe with an encrypted collaborative environment for sharing and storing files, organizing workflows, and editing documents and annotating PDFs in real time.

Egress Secure Web Form: Physical paper-based approaches to data collection from customers and third parties have struggled under the weight of an unprecedented and unforeseen shift to remote working. Delays have cost organizations significant sums in productivity losses, while customer trust has also been damaged. Secure Web Form digitalizes inbound data transfer with fully customizable online forms that allow your customers and other critical third parties to share information with you quickly and easily, and in a protected format so that sensitive data remains safe.

Giving Back to the Society

Egress – offsetting, tree planting and supporting local wildlife

We are all well aware of the climate crisis. Whichever side of the fence you sit on, whether you believe it or whether you are skeptical; whether this is simply just another phase of warming in our planet’s lifecycle or whether it is something existential. If someone is out of breath, you don’t make them keep running. You sit them down. Let them recover. And to Egress that is the leveler. Minimize our impact and give our planet, our home, the room it needs to breath. The company understands that there are therefore limits to what they can achieve on their own in reducing impact on the environment but, they recognize that we all still have a role to play in addressing the climate crisis and its real potential to fundamentally disrupt the environment and our ways of life.

The company has a part to play in reducing carbon footprint, so in addition to its regular contributions to environmental charities, they also run one-off initiatives to support our charity partners. To celebrate Earth Day in April 2021, the company is committed to planting 10 trees for every online product order placed during the month (at no extra cost to our customers!). By the end of the promotion, they strengthened their carbon positive status by adding 6,650 trees to the Ecologi forest.

The Visionary Leader Upfront

Tony Pepper serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Egress Software Technologies. He has an overall experience of 10 years in taking high-tech data security products to market. Tony has a strong track record of successfully creating innovative technology solutions designed to meet the demands of modern business trends. Characterized as a highly confident leader and adaptable team player, he is a member of several industry focus groups, certified BCS Fellow, frequent speaker at technology seminars, and trusted advisor to SME’s, enterprise organizations, and UK Government.

“Using patented contextual machine learning we detect and prevent abnormal human behavior such as misdirected emails, data exfiltration, and targeted spear-phishing attacks.”