The Zurich-based company Aequitec is a leader in secure financial data exchange using the SCION protocol, which is supported by SIX, Anapaya and Cyberlink.

Zurich - Aequitec, a leading provider of share register and corporate action software, together with Cyberlink and Anapaya, is ushering in a new era of data security with the introduction of the SCION protocol. This partnership not only marks a significant step in the fight against cyber threats, but is also in line with the Secure Swiss Finance Network (SSFN) initiative launched by the SNB and SIX, which aims to strengthen the financial sector's resilience to cyber risks.

The integration of SCION, a technology developed by ETH Zurich and implemented via Anapaya's solutions, is a proactive measure against the growing threat of cyber threats. This move promises an Internet that is not only more secure, but also more transparent and under the control of users, and demonstrates a commitment to data security that meets the high standards expected by Aequitec's customers, i.e. CFOs and General Counsels.

The switch to SSFN, which was made possible by a strategic partnership with Cyberlink, was completed within two weeks, which is a remarkable efficiency. Christian Wilk, CEO of Aequitec, is proud of this joint achievement and emphasizes the improved security framework that now protects his customers' financial data.

Patrick Bollhalder, Chief Business Development Officer of Anapaya, and Stephan Ulrich, Chief Sales Officer of Cyberlink, are enthusiastic about the collaboration. They emphasize the importance of integrating SCION into the financial sector, supported by the SSFN initiative, to address the complexity of modern cyber threats.

The SSFN, which emerged from the close cooperation between the SNB and SIX as well as the SCION software provider Anapaya, represents a strengthened communication network for the Swiss financial sector. It ensures secure, flexible and resilient data communication between authorized participants and increases the security and stability of transactions and services such as the SIC payment system.

SSFN, based on the groundbreaking SCION technology, will replace existing communication services with its superior functionality and is proof of the joint efforts to improve the cyber resilience of the Swiss financial center.

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