Current portfolio

Open Systems

Open Systems is a leading European integrated Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) platform, delivering SASE by combining a network and security application suite with a differentiated and fully scalable service offering

Open Systems empowers global enterprise and mid-market customers in Europe and the US to navigate today’s secure access challenges with confidence

  • Sector
  • Country
  • Responsible Advisor
    Philipp R. Wörner
  • Fund
    EQT Mid Market Europe
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Open Systems

Open Systems

About Open Systems

Founded in 1990 in Basel, Switzerland, Open Systems achieved consistent sustainable and profitable growth and transitioned from a Managed Security Services Providers (MSSP) into a leading SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) provider.

Open Systems’ SASE offering combines SD-WAN, Firewall, SWG, CASB, and ZTNA via a framework that supports secure connectivity across cloud and hybrid environments and locations. The comprehensive SASE suite is delivered as a 24/7 Mission Control service through an easy-to-use customer portal, underpinned by a unified data platform.

Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Open Systems currently operates globally with a user base in more than 180 countries.

Market trends and drivers

Open Systems’ SASE offering provides a solution to the growing complexity in companies’ legacy network and security architectures, resulting from the digital transformation to hybrid environments, increased remote working and an abundance of cyber threats.

Open Systems benefits from a substantial adoption and replacement of legacy architecture and combining network architecture with security aspects.

Investment potential

EQT Mid Market Europe is excited to support the continued growth of Open Systems across the existing products and geographies as well as to actively pursue new growth opportunities. Particular focus will be on strengthening the Company’s go-to-market approach, continuing its land and expand strategy and further scale its channel program. In addition, Open Systems is continuously innovating and aims to broaden its network and security offering, while doubling down on providing a seamless experience to its customers.

Board of directors

  • Chairperson
    Bernd-Michael Rumpf
  • Board member
    Martin Bosshardt
  • Board member
    Philipp Wörner
  • Board member
    Florian Funk


  • CEO
    Daniel Neuhaus
  • CFO
    Bernard Ortner
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