Friday, July 1, 2011

What is Switch Fusion?


I wanted to take some time to tell you about one of the cool new technologies we've been working on: Switch Fusion.

As companies started to deploy our product to the desktop we started to hear from teams involved in back-end projects. After seeing how easy the recipient experience has become for Switch users, it seems the next logical steps for many companies was to look at how they could start to automate the distribution of information securely.

As a result of our discussions with system integrators and development teams wishing to automate the production of secure messages we designed Switch Fusion.

Fusion is a set of Tools, Scripts and Developer Interfaces (API’s) which makes it possible to automate the production of secure Switch packages. Because we’ve made these interfaces available in different ways the level of integration can be as simple or as complex as required by the specific project.

One of the ways we’ve seen people using Fusion is to solve ad-hoc problems where the installation of security infrastructure or the involvement of external developers would have made a project prohibitively expensive.

If your out to quickly solve a problem it’s often the final part of the project: Ensuring Data Security that leads to a project not being viable. Fusion gives you the tools to secure the information at the point it needs to be and leverages the Egress Security Infrastructure to ensure the information stays secure until its been delivered to the recipient.

One of the great advantages to securing information as part of an automated process is that it reduces the chance of human error. If you rely upon the user alone to make a choice about how a particular message should be secured then you have the possibility of error. News of ICO fines for serious data breaches are rising so leaving things to chance isn't a good option.

The Fusion toolkit is available now for Windows, Linux and OSX, as well as a Web Service Interface. If you need more information on Fusion get in touch with us to discuss your project.

You can read more about Switch Fusion (PDF) here.

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