Egress Switch becomes the only UK Government CPA Foundation Grade certified email encryption product
Date: Oct 16, 2013
Category: News Archive
CESG certifies Egress Switch against Desktop and Gateway Email Encryption Security Characteristics offering Foundation Grade assured delivery of IL3 data to insecure endpoints.
Our partner Egress Software Technologies has announced that its flagship email encryption product, Egress Switch, has been successfully verified against Gateway and Desktop Email Encryption Security Characteristics at Foundation Grade by CESG. 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 UK national technical authority for information assurance, CESG is charged with enabling secure and trusted knowledge sharing, primarily serving central government departments and agencies, as well as the armed forces. Within this remit, Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) is offered to platforms performing security functions in the lower threat environments, providing assurance that they have been tested against CESG standards.
The announcement sees Egress 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.”