Open Systems Recognized as a Microsoft Security 20/20 Partner Awards Finalist in the Top MDR Team and Microsoft Security Customer Impact Categories

Redwood City, Calif. – March 18, 2021 – Open Systems, the preeminent cybersecurity and networking provider for the enterprise cloud, today announced it has been named a finalist for Microsoft Security 20/20 awards in the Top Managed Detection and Response (MDR) Team and Microsoft Security Customer Impact categories. The company was honored among a global field of industry leaders for demonstrating excellence in innovation, integration, and customer implementation with Microsoft technology.

“Being chosen by Microsoft’s security experts as a finalist in not one, but two, categories in this prestigious awards program is a tremendous recognition of our MDR service and of our commitment to working with Microsoft to meet the security needs of our joint customers,” said Ogi Stanovcic, General Manager of Cloud for Open Systems. “We worked with Microsoft extensively in 2020, bolstering the security postures of customers facing the unprecedented threat environment caused by the global pandemic. We made a good team, and we are excited to work together further in 2021 and beyond.”

At the second annual Microsoft Security 20/20 awards to be held May 12, 2021, Microsoft will celebrate finalists in 18 categories spanning security, compliance, and identity. Open Systems has been nominated as a finalist for the Top MDR Team and the Microsoft Security Customer Impact awards.

“The pandemic has forever changed our perspective on the world, the role of technology, and how we work, learn, and live,” said Rani Lofstrom, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Global Security Partnerships. “In recognition of our new reality, the theme for the Microsoft Security 20/20 Awards this year is ‘Perspective —Through the Looking Glass.’ The awards ceremony this year will honor our security partners who have gone above and beyond during an unprecedented time of change to support, secure, and protect remote workers everywhere.”

The Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) was established to help further the security ecosystem, fostering an environment where solution providers can collaborate to create a future that’s safer for people and organizations alike. This year, the industry veterans in MISA will vote to select the winners of the Microsoft Security 20/20 awards, providing an opportunity for colleagues to honor their peers for delivering exceptional work to our shared customers. 

MDR and SASE Offerings

Open Systems’ cloud-native MDR service monitors enterprise IT environments across the entire cyber kill chain for the early detection and containment of cyberthreats, eliminating the need for enterprises to build and staff their own security operations centers (SOCs). This managed service utilizes the Microsoft Azure Sentinel SIEM and is available on the Azure Marketplace and the MISA Partner catalog. The service uniquely combines continuous 24×7 monitoring; AI automation; and ‘white glove’ support from Open Systems’ staff of trained security and networking experts, who have more than 500 years of combined experience.

Complementing its MDR service is the company’s secure access service edge (SASE) managed service, which secures all enterprise edges, including endpoints, sites, physical and cloud data centers and mobile users. Its single-pass architecture for secure web gateway (SWG), SD-WAN, firewall, network detection and response (NDR) and unified threat detection ensures line-rate speeds due to no service chaining and improves security through integrated policy management and a software-defined perimeter.

Open Systems’ MDR and SASE services employ the same proven platform as the company’s managed SD-WAN service, which has been deployed approximately 10,000 times by major enterprises and non-profit organizations in 184 countries.

About Open Systems

Open Systems is the preeminent networking and cybersecurity provider for the enterprise cloud. Our services combine 24×7 expertise with an intelligent platform to predict, prevent, detect and contain cyberthreats, so enterprises can securely scale in the cloud.

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