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Open Systems designated former VMware executive as its new CEO


Open Systems designated former VMware executive as its new CEO

Open Systems has appointed Geoff Haydon, an IT ace as its new CEO. He earlier worked at VMware Carbon Black. He has over 30 years of working experience in IT and 20 years in cybersecurity, the executive thought of elevating the firm’s share of the managed security market, said Open Systems.

“The company is well poised for further success due to the strategic initiatives driven by our former CEO, Jeff Brown,” said Bernd-Michael Rumpf, Open Systems’ chairman of the board, in a statement. “These include expanding our platform to offer a very successful [managed detection and response] service, broadening our cloud security and management offering, and creating deep partnerships with cybersecurity powerhouses like Microsoft. On behalf of the board and the executive team, I thank [Brown] for his efforts and for ensuring a smooth transition.”

“I’m thrilled to join Open Systems at this pivotal moment in its expansion. I’m impressed with its deep commitment to the customer experience, and its approach to abstracting the complexity of cybersecurity technology into a single service delivery platform,” Haydon said in a statement. “Unlike typical managed service providers, Open Systems delivers outcomes, not alerts – and this is reflected in its 98 percent customer retention rate. I am eager to work with the team to build on the success the company has worked so hard to attain.”

Open Systems has its headquarters in Zurich and Redwood City, California. The company has been providing secure networking services for more than 30 years, in 2019; it marked its presence in the US.

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