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TMCNet:  Law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore selects Egress Switch to provide secure email encryption and enhanced operational efficiency

[January 31, 2014]

Law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore selects Egress Switch to provide secure email encryption and enhanced operational efficiency

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 31 January 2014 Release date- 30012014 - London - Egress Software Technologies, the leading provider of email and file encryption software to professional services firms, today announces that regional law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore has selected Egress Switch to protect client information sent by email and offer a simple mechanism to transfer large files securely.

With a reputation built on the excellence of their legal services across 25 practice areas, Thomson Snell & Passmore prides itself on the quality of service they provide to clients. Consequently, much of the firm's success has been based on long-term client relationships that encourage a culture of respect, understanding, excellence and trust.

David Bennett, Head of Information Systems at Thomson Snell & Passmore, explains: 'As a firm, we are very proud of our reputation in the market, and one of the major reasons for our success has been the level of long-term trust we have built with our clients. Preserving this trust is of paramount importance to the future of our business, which is why we must guarantee the security and confidentiality of highly sensitive client information.

'By selecting Egress Switch, we are able to guarantee 100% client confidentiality and demonstrate tangible efficiency and costs savings when sharing electronic information,' Bennett continues. 'This can be via email, large file transfer or removable media, which means that in many cases, clients can use a single system to access confidential information and avoid the unnecessary burden of 'deal rooms' that require additional usernames and passwords.

'We are also seeing huge benefits from the Egress Switch licensing model, which allows recipients of Switch emails to reply securely and free of charge as many times as they need. As a result, we are able to offer our clients a service that not only gives us peace of mind when handling sensitive information, but also provides the firm with a differentiating service that other legal practices cannot offer. In the current competitive legal services landscape, this is a fantastic selling point.' Tony Pepper, CEO of Egress Software Technologies, states: 'The decision by Thomson Snell & Passmore to use Egress Switch to provide email and file encryption is further evidence of the emphasis that law firms are now placing on information security. Not only will Switch ensure the confidentiality of Thomson Snell & Passmore's client information, but it will improve efficiency, streamline their systems and enable them to offer a market differentiating service. We are confident that these cost savings, efficiency gains and additional service offerings will provide the firm with a strong set of benefits, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with them in the future.' About Egress Software Technologies Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of email and file encryption software, offering innovative on-demand data security to enable organisations and individuals in the Public and Private Sectors to share confidential information with third parties.

Combining on-premise and hosted cloud infrastructure with patented key management, Egress Switch provides a unique community-based licensing model called the Egress Trust Network. The Network is made up of paying and free Egress Switch subscribers, who are able to share information securely with one another using a single global identity. Delivered as a fully managed service, the Trust Network has grown virally to over one million members.

About Thomson Snell & Passmore Thomson Snell & Passmore is a leading law firm based in Southeast England. They pride themselves on providing practical solutions that are clear and cost-effective for both individuals and businesses. Though modern in their approach, they are proud to also be credited as the oldest law firm in the country, with a history of giving good-quality legal advice that protects their clients' interests and safeguards their rights. The firm provides a comprehensive legal service and build long-term relationships by encouraging a culture of respect, understanding and excellence.

Thomson Snell & Passmore offer a wide range of legal services for both businesses and private clients. 25 of their practice areas are ranked by the leading independent guides to UK law firms and they are proud to have in their teams many leaders in their field.

For more information contact Daniel Hoy - Marketing and Communications, Egress Software Technologies.

Tel: 0207 624 8500 Email: daniel.hoy@egress.com (c) 2014 Electronic News Publishing -

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