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Over 25 years of experience in IT security

As one of the leading Managed Security Services Provider in Europe, Open Systems secures and monitors IT networks and business-critical applications for global enterprises, NGOs and institutions. Founded in 1990, the company offers security enabled networks by fully integrating SD-WAN, Network Security, Web and Application Security as well as Incident Handling and Response. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Open Systems currently operates in more than 180 countries, with operations centers in Zurich and Sydney, Australia, and an office in New York, USA.

Organization In the media Industry insights SD-WAN

09 Jul, 2018

Confront shadow IT challenges with CASBs

The decentralization of the office is the biggest trend impacting IT in the past decade. Folks used to work in consolidated and well protected offices, with perhaps a smattering of telecommuters outside. That quaint work arrangeme...

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Organization In the media Industry insights SD-WAN

15 Jun, 2018

Secure SD-WAN – helping CIOs meet their goals

At a recent CIO event about hybrid IT, the question was asked, «What are CEOs and boards talking about with CIOs?» The general consensus was (in no particular order):

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Organization In the media Industry insights SD-WAN

23 May, 2018

GDPR is coming – are you ready?

As a CISO, much of my career has been spent dealing with regulatory compliance challenges. From HIPAA to SOX to PCI to GLBA, regulatory compliance is a big part of the life of a CISO. Every few years, it’s time to learn a new regu...

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Organization In the media Industry insights SD-WAN

22 May, 2018

The shortcomings of secure web gateway services

Two trends are apparent: Much of what formerly was done by IT departments internally is migrating to the cloud, and SD-WANs are an increasingly popular way of linking corporate assets and resources. It’s the combination of these t...

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Organization In the media Industry insights SD-WAN

08 May, 2018

The 7 attributes of managed edge SD-WAN services

A core element of an SD-WAN approach is giving branch offices direct access to the internet. Doing so makes WANs far more agile and improves cloud performance. The problem is that doing so makes each branch office a potential entr...

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09 Mar, 2018

Cryptominers in da house

The recent explosion of the bitcoin exchange rate has catapulted cryptocurrencies into the news headlines. But what does that mean for IT security? Should we be worried? I will argue: Not more than usual! Photograph by Xiang Gao

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16 Feb, 2018

Open Systems strengthens customers for upcoming GDPR launch

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union becomes effective on 25 May 2018. Information security and data protection is the top priority for Open Systems. It is our particular concern to optimally protect...

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