A YORK based data security software company is now exporting its technology after winning its first customer in Europe.

The deal with the lighting manufacturer Opple in Eindhoven marks the first of several deals Acomb-based DOQEX has lined up in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Director Nick Case said: “We are delighted that our secure document exchange and secure email technology is now helping customers in other countries.

“It’s been a lot of work and a lot conversations with some potential customers and partners.

“Following support from the Department for International Trade and six months spent building partnerships and identifying market opportunities we now have two terrific teams in place; one based in the PSV Stadium in Eindhoven and another in Antwerp in Belgium.”

Closer to home, DOQEX is the technology behind the secure email and secure data services used by City of York Council and Benenden Healthcare.

Mr Case said: “Many people in York won’t have heard of us but they probably have received an email from DOQEX or used a webservice built using DOQEX.

“Our first customers in York were City of York Council and Benenden; their support and confidence in a local supplier was crucial in our early days and a wonderful testament to the highly skilled technical work we do in York.

“We compete with much larger companies like Microsoft and McAfee and provide a quality of service and product capabilities that our competitors find impossible to deliver.

“ When it comes to data security, trust is everything and at DOQEX we work hard to ensure that York has a place on the European map for high quality technology that our customers and their customer have confidence in.”

DOQEX plans involve recruiting more partners who can use secure data and email technology for their customers.

Mr Case said: “DOQEX is committed to York as our base of development and operations, it’s a fantastic city that provides everything a growing technology.” business needs.”