Being recognized by your top partner is always exciting, and at Open Systems we’re honored to have been selected by Microsoft as a Security MSSP of the Year finalist in the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards 2022.

Reaching the finals of this prestigious awards program is a tremendous honor. It’s even more gratifying because the selection was made by Microsoft employees, many of whom we have worked closely with since joining the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) in 2020. It’s been a busy two years, during which we’ve worked together to help many joint customers substantially improve their security postures to protect against the unprecedented threat environment spurred by the global pandemic.

Open Systems MDR+ with Mission Control is the only managed detection and response service that goes beyond detection and response to actively mitigate attacks, protecting Microsoft customers today and increasing their security maturity for tomorrow. With the Microsoft 365 E5 Security stack as its foundation, Microsoft Sentinel as its SIEM and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint as its end point sensor, MDR+ leverages a rich understanding of customers’ environments and unlocks the value of customers’ existing Microsoft security investments.

A particularly notable success was with Chemours, a leader in the global chemicals industry. Open Systems’ Microsoft expertise, integrations, and machine learning models now provide Chemours with better context on the attack surface, integration into Microsoft tools for simpler coordination with IT, and secure configuration of critical Microsoft infrastructure.

Together, Microsoft and Open Systems make a strong partnership and everyone here is proud of what we’ve accomplished for our joint customers through our collaboration.

We are so grateful to Microsoft for selecting us as a finalist for this award and we look forward to meeting our MISA and Microsoft friends and colleagues at RSA, where the winners of the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards will be announced on June 5 to kick off the conference. Though we have participated in MISA Security Forums and collaborated on countless Teams calls together, there’s no substitute for meeting in person at an event.