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Ontinue Wins its Second Consecutive Gold Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Best MDR Service

Ontinue ION Recognized for Delivering Nonstop SecOps for Faster Detection and Response and More Proactive Threat Protection with Greater Efficiencies

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 14, 2023 – Ontinue, the managed detection and response (MDR) division of Open Systems and winner of the 2022 Microsoft Security MSSP Partner of the Year award, today announced that its recently launched Ontinue ION managed extended detection and response (MXDR) service is a gold award winner for Best MDR service in the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. This is the second consecutive win in this category, following last year’s victory when the MDR division still used the Open Systems brand name. This latest award comes only days after Ontinue reached the finals in two categories of the Microsoft Security Excellence Awards: Security Services Innovator and Security Customer Champion.

Ontinue ION redefines what is possible with MDR; delivering Nonstop SecOps with 24/7, always-on protection that improves overall security program maturity, efficacy and scalability. ION accomplishes this through its unique combination of advanced real-time collaboration and AI-driven automation, which enables faster detection and response and provides a deeper understanding of a customer’s environment for more proactive threat protection. ION maximizes customers’ existing Microsoft security investments and is the first MXDR solution to embed directly into customers’ Microsoft Teams instances, which streamlines real-time collaboration during incident response and delivers critical security information at anytime, anywhere on any device.

“Traditional MDR services don’t give organizations what they need to truly be effective, as they leave security teams without the tools and insights they need to manage day-to-day security operations. Ontinue ION makes security teams faster, more proactive and more efficient through advanced capabilities like AI-driven automation, collaboration and prevention – all built into the Microsoft Security and collaboration stack to protect customers 24/7,” said Geoff Haydon, CEO at Ontinue. “Being named the top MDR solution in the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards is not only an honor, but validation that the industry recognizes that MXDR services need to be held to new standards to ensure they’re helping organizations strengthen their cyber resilience.”

“We congratulate Ontinue for the recognition as an award winner in the MDR service category of the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards,” said Holger Schulze, CEO of Cybersecurity Insiders and founder of the 600,000-member Information Security Community on LinkedIn, which organizes the 8th annual Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. “With over 800 entries in more than 300 award categories, the 2023 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards program is highly competitive. All winners reflect the very best in innovation and excellence in defending against today’s evolving cybersecurity threats.”

The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognize the companies, products and professionals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. This annual, worldwide awards program is produced by Cybersecurity Insiders in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the vast experience of over 570,000 cybersecurity professionals.

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About Ontinue
Ontinue, the MDR division of Open Systems, is on a mission to be the most trusted, 24/7, always-on security partner that empowers customers to embrace the future by operating more strategically and with less risk. Grounded in an intelligent, cloud-delivered SecOps platform, Ontinue offers superior protection that goes well beyond basic detection and response services.

Continuous protection. Always-on prevention services. Nonstop SecOps. Learn more at www.ontinue.com