Egress Threat Protection

COMPANY: Egress Software Technologies

Accidents happen. Unintentionally sending emails to the wrong recipients or using Cc instead of Bcc are all too common ways to lose data. Human error isn’t going away. Everyone has done it, and the problem isn’t being tackled by traditional data security software. Egress Threat Protection uses data trends and historic email conversations to build patterns that can predict mistakes. Don’t stop people sharing data. Use Threat Protection to make sure data is shared appropriately.

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Egress Threat Protection Review

Review date: February 18th 2019

Snapshot: Egress stops misaddressed email sending.

What is Egress Threat Protection?

Egress Switch Threat Protection is a security platform for businesses that aims to prevent misaddressed email sending and protect business against data loss. It’s a platform that promises to ‘contain the insider threat’ by which it means that it will stop data being sent to the wrong people by mistake and stop data leaks before they happen. The system is based on machine learning systems that learn the communication patterns within an organization. They use this information to alter employees when they have CC’d the wrong recipients in an email. This can be an easy way to stop the accidental leakage of data. This platform works within all existing email clients as an extra layer of security alongside an email gateway.

For: Large organizations who need robust data loss protection and protection from misaddressed email sending.

Not For: Companies looking for phishing or spam protection.


  • Machine learning algorithms accurately highlight potential mistaken recipients to emails senders
  • Platform is easy to use for end users working directly out of existing email clients with no difficult set up requires
  • Self-improving machine learning technology automates the data loss protection process and reduces the pressure on IT departments Audits and reports highlight how often users make mistakes and what their response is, such as sending the email anyway or making changes
  • Works on-premise or with cloud based email platforms with quick and easy deployment
  • Alongside highlighting potentially mistaken contacts, the service will suggest the correct or additional recipients in the context of past conversations
  • Provides businesses with full legal compliance and proves that businesses are taking steps to secure their data

Expert Insight:

Egress Threat Protection is a strong tool for businesses to stop employees sending emails to the wrong people and, in doing so, put sensitive data at risk. The platform is based on self-learning machine learning systems which sit within the email network. It analyses conversation histories to build a knowledge of who a user emails based on historical information. It uses this to alert users when they think they have accidentally addressed an email to the wrong person and suggest contacts they should send it to instead. This can be useful to stop confidential data leaking and meet legal compliance. It’s easy to deploy, and works within existing email clients. For end users, the only change is a message that will pop up, telling them that they may have made a mistake. The platform also offers businesses reporting which shows how accurately the platform is working.

This platform is expensive and so it suited to larger organisations looking to take steps to secure their data. It’s important to note that this is part of a stack of email security features offered by Egress and so on it’s own will not provide any protection from email threats such as spam or phishing attacks. However, Egress does offer a strong platform to help employees protect themselves from making small email mistakes that could put data at risk. Enterprise customers looking purely for misaddressed email protection should consider this platform.

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Egress Software Technologies Vendor Overview

Egress Software Technologies is the leading provider of privacy and risk management services designed to manage and protect unstructured data.

Offering Government and Enterprise customers a portfolio of complementary services, the Egress platform leverages machine learning led policy management, encryption and e discovery to enable end-users to share and collaborate securely, while reducing the risk of loss and maintaining compliance. These award-winning integrated services include email and document classification, accidental send prevention, secure email and file transfer, secure managed file transfer, secure online collaboration and secure archive.

Certified by Government, Egress offers a seamless user experience, powerful real-time auditing and patented information rights management, all accessible using a single global identity.

Employees on LinkedIn 163
Glassdoor Rating (29 reviews)
Founded 2007
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Headquarters London, UK
Support Team Location(s) London, UK
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Egress Threat Protection Features

Egress Threat Protection Features

Feature Description
Misaddressed Email Prevention Machine learning technology scans historic email to build a model of email communications, which it uses to warn users about recipient errors before they hit send
Unauthorised Email Blocking essage encryption and double verification system so users are asked to check recipients before emails are sent
AI Adaptiveness Machine learning applies social network and graph database technology to the end user’s email information in real time
End User Ease of Use Integrates into existing email platform including Exchange, O365 and G suite meaning it’s easy to use for end users
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Score Breakdown

Misaddressed Email Prevention
Unauthorised Email Blocking
AI Adaptiveness
End User Ease of Use

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