Egress Software Technologies has announced the latest version of its Switch technology to incorporate deep content inspection and a message decryption notification.

The technology offers secure file transfers and allows organisations to protect and classify confidential information sent by email, CD/DVD and USB, or by upload to internal/cloud servers.

According to the company, Egress Switch 2.2 is delivered as a hosted service email and now supports a policy-based content inspection of information sent by email, uploaded to FTP/cloud servers or copied to removable media. Customisable rules can be defined centrally based on file type, size, classification or content and the appropriate security applied transparently to any data leaving the organisation.

It also now supports sending encrypted information directly from MS Office applications including MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel. When encryption is removed from an email message (where permitted) a new header is added displaying the precise time and date when the message was originally decrypted.

Tony Pepper, CEO for Egress Software Technologies, said: “Our customers continue to tell us that DLP products are still too complex and offer little to prevent third parties from mishandling data. By combining deep content inspection with our award winning secure collaboration service, Switch customers can rest assured that their information is protected throughout its lifecycle.

“Our rapidly growing customer base pays tribute to the innovation behind our patent protected software. Operating in a market defined by compliance yet driven by convenience, Switch continues to prove that security can be embedded into day-to-day business communication without the need to install costly infrastructure.”