Email encryption provider Echoworx has responded to the UK’s impending departure from the single market by setting up its smart messaging platform OneWorld on an Amazon Web Services Cloud in Dublin. The installation has been fuelled by customers’ increasing demand for geographic jurisdictional security and will allow European businesses with UK operations the option to store and protect their data within European privacy law, regardless of the impact of Brexit.
OneWorld is Echoworx’s policy-based solution that offers a simple way for companies to encrypt email communications and e-statements. The availability on AWS means encryption services can be delivered directly from the platform, providing customers with the flexibility and control to route their communications securely through one of 12 AWS geographic regions worldwide.
Commenting on the launch, Alex Loo, VP of Operations at Echoworx said: “Jurisdictional security is fast becoming a top priority for our European customers. For those businesses with a UK presence, there are very real financial and operational implications of incoming UK-based policy. The Investigatory Powers Bill, currently being debated in parliament, has the potential to cause significant regulatory and compliance headaches. By installing OneWorld on an AWS Cloud in Dublin, we are able to take advantage of Ireland’s highly favourable privacy laws and respond to our customers’ demands for more secure communications.”
The AWS implementation is also a key development in Echoworx’s growth and on-going digital transformation strategies. The cloud environment enables customers to deploy OneWorld as a fully-customised communications security platform anywhere in the world, within a week. They can now move their data quickly and simply from one geographical region to another, based on local demand. Echoworx will also be the first among its competitors to dramatically reduce CAPEX costs incurred through the ownership of a hosted facility – savings that it plans to pass on to customers.
“Utilising AWS means that we are no longer restricted by physical environments or high-maintenance on-premise IT infrastructure”, continued Loo. “It puts us in a far better position to focus all of our attention on maintaining the highest levels of customer service, while still supporting our customers’ needs for better and more secure communication with the outside world.”
AWS Dublin is the first region to go live under this strategy. Echoworx will be adding additional geographies as demand increases, with Latin America and Asia currently topping the expansion plans list.