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Egress & Make-A-Wish UK forge innovative tech partnership
Wed, 24th Jan 2024

In a new move, Egress, the cybersecurity firm, has announced a unique tech partnership with Make-A-Wish UK. The prominent non-profit organisation grants transformational wishes to critically ill children across the UK. The collaboration is designed to leverage technology, effectively enhancing the organisation's abilities and furthering its impact.

This charitable partnership also sees the donation of 23 computers from Egress to the Make-A-Wish UK team. This contribution is set to aid the non-profit in processing and organising a greater number of wishes, according to the company.

In addition, Egress will be providing the team with vital tech skills, enabling Make-A-Wish UK to scale their technological infrastructure. This approach is centred on education and aims to achieve long-term impact through the transfer of knowledge.

With the addition of Egress as a tech partner, Make-A-Wish UK has gained access to innovative technological solutions and expertise. These will streamline their processes and enhance their impact, underlining the charity's dedication to creating life-changing experiences for children battling critical illnesses.

Sharing his thoughts, Tony Pepper, CEO at Egress, commented: "Every child deserves the chance to experience joy and hope, and fulfill their dreams, and Make-A-Wish UK embodies this completely. By partnering with Make-A-Wish UK, Egress has the opportunity to combine our world-class technical capabilities with their remarkable vision, making a lasting difference in the lives of these courageous children."

"We'll be announcing details of further tech initiatives throughout the year and we're looking forward to using skills from across our company to help the incomparably dedicated Make-A-Wish UK team."

Expressing her excitement, Sarah Watson, Director of Finance and Technology at Make-A-Wish UK, stated: "We are truly excited about this collaboration with Egress and Make-A-Wish UK. Their commitment to our cause and their team's technical capabilities will undoubtedly propel us forward, enabling us to grant even more wishes and bring happiness to the lives of children who need it most."

"If we can make the process of applying for a wish as simple as possible for families with critically ill children by improving our tech capabilities, the tech partnership will be a great success, and I have no doubt that Egress will deliver."

Make-A-Wish UK is a registered charity that was established in the UK in 1986 to create life-changing wishes. The organisation aims to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Egress is the only cloud email security platform to continuously assess human risk and dynamically adapt policy controls, preparing customers to defend against advanced phishing attacks and outbound data breaches before they happen. Leveraging contextual machine learning and neural networks, with seamless integration using cloud-native API architecture, Egress provides enhanced email protection, deep visibility into human risk, and instant time to value.