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Egress

Egress’ email encryption software is a great option for therapists who want to protect sensitive data. Egress is easy to use, has excellent technical support and supports all email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, webmail and Microsoft Outlook Web Access.

Free trial: Yes – Egress offer 25 free credits allowing users to send 25 encrypted emails before purchase

Cost: 1-4 users costs £80/user/year and 5-9 users costs £60/user/year. If you purchase 1 user, then this will allow 1 email address to send an unlimited number of encrypted emails. In addition, you can attach files of unlimited size and all of your recipients can reply to you securely for free.

One key advantage for UK users is that it is based in this country and is widely used in the public and private sectors, from individual users to NHS Trusts. This means it’s designed to meet the specific needs of UK users and has a very helpful IT support helpdesk which can be accessed by telephone, live chat or via a support ticket.

Egress encryption software is easy to install and offers a great range of features beyond simply encrypting sensitive data. For example, you can choose when an email is opened by putting a time restriction on it and you can track all your emails so you have a watertight audit trail. If you’re on the move, you can also access it using special apps for your iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Android devices.

Egress encryption software is free of charge to recipients and offers a one-time registration process for them so they can view the contents of the email. If there are any problems with this, files can also be locked with passwords which are relevant to the recipient (such as date of birth or a specific identification number). 

Encrypting emails is easy and seamless. Egress encryption software integrates into most email clients, where you can select from four levels of encryption using a handy drop-down menu. The sender has real-time control over what the user can see, and can even withdraw access to files or data long after they’ve sent an email. It also offers other features such as the ability to encrypt files on to CD/DVDs and USBs sticks.

 

You can download some user guides from their website here

Signing up for a trial account is a multi-step process. After filling in your details online, a member of the Egress team will get in touch with you for a chat to set up your trial account. This personal touch is reassuring as it shows that you are valued as a customer and that help and support is always available. However, it can also be a time-consuming if you simply want to do a quick trial of the software to see if it’ll meet your business needs.

Overall, Egress encryption software is a fully-featured encryption software package which is intuitive, seamless and offers great support. Its price is reasonable, particularly if you only wish to encrypt emails occasionally and choose the pay as you go option. If you have 2 or more users however the price does increase. Overall, it is one of the best encryption solutions for UK therapists, offering a range of features and ensuring high quality encryption of your important data.

 

NOTE: Private Practice Hub members get a 15% discount off Egress encryption software: read more in our offers section.

Ratings:

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Ease of installation: 5/5
User-friendliness: 4/5
Help and support: 5/5
Value for money: 4/5
Other online reviews:

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Egress-Secures-Data-Exchange-to-Prevent-Enterprise-Data-Breaches/

http://www.softwareparadise.co.uk/blog/a-better-approach-to-business-email-encryption/