Egress Software

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Egress Software Technologies
IndustryComputer Software
London, UK
Key people
  • Tony Pepper (CEO)
  • Neil Larkins (COO)
  • Malcolm Locke (CFO)
  • John Goodyear (CTO)
  • security software
  • egress switch

Egress Software Technologies Ltd is a UK-based software company providing security software for e-mail, secure messaging, Document and Email Classification, and associated technologies to assist secure file sharing and handling.[1][2]


Egress was founded in 2007 by Tony Pepper, Neil Larkins and John Goodyear.[3] In 2011 Egress was awarded the Security Innovation of the Year at the British Computer Society UK IT Industry Awards.[4] The company experienced an influx of customers following the introduction of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation in 2018.[5]

In June, 2021, Egress acquired Aquilai Ltd. for an undisclosed price.[6]


Egress software is for the secure transfer of emails and documents to non-secure email addresses.[7]

Product certification and Agency approved listings[edit]

In October 2013, Egress Switch was certified by CESG against Desktop and Gateway Email Encryption Security Characteristics as part of their Commercial Product Assurance program.[8] Egress Protect is certified by the UK's NCSC to handle Official and Official Sensitive under the UK government security classifications policy.[2] As of April 2018 this certification lies with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and eas extended until 20 December 2019.[9]

In May 2014, Egress Switch encryption services became available to procure via the G-Cloud 5 Framework, the UK Government's program committed to the adoption of Cloud services across the Public Sector. Through the G-Cloud Framework, Public Sector organizations are able to procure the following Egress Switch services: Switch Secure Email, Switch Secure File Transfer and Switch Secure Web Form via a number of Egress value added resellers.[10]

Also in May 2014, Egress Switch Secure Email was listed in the NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue, which provides the 28 NATO nations, as well as their civil and military bodies, with a directory of Information Assurance products, protection profiles and packages that are in use or available for procurement to meet operational requirements.[11]


  1. ^ Egress (2014). "About Us". Archived from the original on 7 March 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b GOV.UK (2021). "Cloud software : Search results : Egress". Gov.UK Digital Marketplace. Archived from the original on 15 November 2021. Retrieved 15 November 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Egress Software Technologies Limited". Companies House. People. Archived from the original on 19 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  4. ^ BCS (2011). "2011 Technology Excellence Awards winners and medallists". Archived from the original on 4 March 2014.
  5. ^ Cook, James (18 December 2018). "British cybersecurity company Egress raises $40 million to drive global expansion". The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  6. ^ Duncan Riley (2 June 2021). "Egress acquires anti-phishing provider Aquilai to strengthen its email security platform". Silicon Angle. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  7. ^ "FAQs: Advice for recipients of Egress Switch emails". Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  8. ^ "CPA certified products - Current Certified Products". Communications-Electronic Security Group (CESG). Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  9. ^ "Certified product - Egress Switch". NCSC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Egress Switch available via G Cloud 5 framework". Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  11. ^ "Egress Switch offers deep content inspection". Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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