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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...

Nov 5, 2014

New legal basis for .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation will stop selling .ch domain names as of the beginning of January 2015 and successively hand over the related client support to its business partners, the registrars. The basis for this change is the new...

Sep 11, 2014

Swiss economy makes online security its priority

Joining forces to confront cybercrime. With this in mind, Internet providers, banks and other partners have founded the Swiss Internet Security Alliance (SISA). SISA has launched a security check which allows users to verify and...

Aug 11, 2014

SWITCH Junior Web Award: The new generation of web designers

The website competition for schools, now in its ninth year, kicks off today. SWITCH wants school students from all over Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein to design their own website together with their teacher.

Jun 30, 2014

Separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses

The SWITCH foundation is currently tasked by the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) with performing a dual role for .ch domain names. In its role as the registry, it is responsible for maintaining the domain name database. At...

Jun 12, 2014

SWITCHaai: CERN joins AAI Federation

CERN is now using SWITCHaai to simplify access to online services. SWITCH's standardised authentication process allows certain CERN members of personnel to use the online services of affiliated research institutions and universities...

May 22, 2014

SWITCH Junior Web Award honours 12 projects by classes at Swiss schools

SWITCH is today naming the best websites put together by young people in Switzerland. For the eighth year in a row, a jury has scrutinised web projects by classes at primary and secondary schools to gauge how their design and...

Feb 14, 2014

SWITCH welcomes separation of functions regarding registration of .ch Internet addresses

The public consultation on the new Ordinance on Internet Domains (OID) runs from 12th February 2014 to 17th April 2014. The Ordinance stipulates, among other things, that end customers will no longer be able to register their .ch...

Feb 5, 2014

Slight fall in number of malware cases: trend towards new techniques

Some 2,700 Swiss websites were cleaned of malware in 2013. While this represents a slight fall compared with 2012, SWITCH stresses that malware continues to pose a threat to Internet users and will give rise to new challenges in...

Jan 22, 2014

Young people in Switzerland willingly disclose personal information online

Privacy on the Internet is yesterday's news – at least as far as today's young people are concerned. This is made clear by the findings of the SWITCH Junior Web Barometer 2013 survey, in which 510 school students answered in-depth...

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