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Dec 2, 2015

Favourable software licences for Swiss universities

The SWITCH foundation has concluded a further three-year framework agreement with Microsoft for software licences. SWITCH carries out negotiations on behalf of the entire Swiss academic community, allowing universities to save...

Oct 9, 2015

SWITCH wins Security Award for .ch registry

SWITCH and its counterparts in Austria ( and Germany (denic) have been rewarded for their joint efforts to protect the Domain Name System. They have won the Security Award from the Council of European National Top Level...

Jul 7, 2015

A website aiming to improve security on the Internet

SWITCH has created a website with a focus on prevention to help safeguard domains in Switzerland. Under the title Safer Internet, SWITCH informs domain name holders about the dangers lurking on the Internet and explains how they can...

May 19, 2015

Junior web designers honoured

SWITCH honours web projects by 11 primary and secondary school classes at the Kongresshaus Zürich today. The winners were chosen from 113 entrants. Their hard work has earned them a great deal of recognition and some attractive prizes.

Mar 31, 2015

More Phishing on Swiss Websites

Internet security 2014: 33% fall in malware cases, increase in phishing activity on Swiss websites. SWITCH found malware on approximately 1,800 websites in 2014, a fall of roughly a third compared with 2013. It expanded the...

Mar 23, 2015

Cooperation between SWITCH and OFCOM extended

On 20 March 2015, the SWITCH foundation and the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) signed an extension of the existing registry contract to 30 June 2017. The transfer of .ch domain names from SWITCH to the registrars is...

Feb 4, 2015

Sharing cool selfies in an instant – young people love fast ways to communicate online

The findings of the SWITCH Junior Web Barometer confirm that Facebook is now part of day-to-day life for the younger generation. However, the social media giant is facing ever-growing competition from platforms that offer a more...

Jan 29, 2015

New look for

The SWITCH foundation’s website has a new, magazine-like design and a more streamlined structure than before.

Jan 7, 2015

Suspension of direct sale of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH Foundation stopped selling .ch domain names on 1st January 2015 and is successively handing over client support to its business partners, the registrars. SWITCH will be asking its clients to gradually transfer their .ch...

Dec 3, 2014

High-end connection for rapid large-volume data transfer

The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) has become Switzerland's first service provider for the scientific community to offer a high-performance, 100 gigabit per second network connection. Now, up to five times as much data...

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