Boosted security for digital finance

Financial transactions and sensitive information are at risk online. Anapaya’s solutions restore digital confidence with secure, reliable, and flexible connectivity.


Cybercrime costs financial services €15.7 million annually, higher than any other vertical market


Banks are attacked on average 983 times a day


DDos attacks cost banking sector $1.17 million in recovery costs

Financial institutions have an obligation to protect their online transactions

According to International Monetary Fund, “Without dedicated action, the global financial system will only become more vulnerable as innovation, competition, and the pandemic further fuel the digital revolution.”

Financial services are 300 times more likely to be targeted by a cyberattack and are attacked 983 times globally every day.

You need to ensure you’re protected online against constantly evolving threats, which include:

  • DDoS attacks

  • Routing attacks

  • Network downtime and lost productivity

  • Breach containment and remediation

  • Newly-required spending on security hardware, software, and services

  • Data recovery expenses

A cut above the rest - The Secure Swiss Finance Network (SSFN)

The Swiss Financial Industry led by the Swiss National Bank and SIX raised their standards to  address
the above threats and created the most secure, reliable financial network in the world - the SSFN.



Start the process in 3 simple steps

  • 1 Obtain a Connection
  • 2 Activate a Gateway
  • 3 Apply for access certificate

SIX and the SNB on SSFN adoption

Discover what Dr. Andréa Maechler and Jos Dijselhof said about implementing the SSFN on SCiON day.
It is crucial for security, flexibility, and reliability, and its adoption needs to happen this year. 

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Jos Dijsselhof

Secure Swiss Finance Network (SSFN) -
a better way to connect

Anapaya delivers the SCiON software that powers the SSFN in close collaboration with telecommunication companies Sunrise, Swisscom, and SWITCH. 

SSFN increases the security and resilience of network connections to the SIC system and to other Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs). It not only allows for the exchange of messages between FMIs and participants but also enables data to be exchanged securely between participants using the same architecture.

The New SSFN will replace the existing communication service. It's time for an upgrade:


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Flexible Communications

Enable flexible communication with any-to-any architecture over  point-to-point connections.

Fast Failover Solutions

Instantly reroute data in the case of failure and boost performance based on cost or latency level rules.


Secure Networking

Avoid routing attacks and be protected from DDoS attacks with hidden paths and source authentication.

Controlled Connectivity

Enables the sender of data to select their end-to-end data paths and control who sees their data.


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SNB and SIX share the vision of creating a truly next-generation network for financial institutions. The SSFN is a completely different view of how intercompany networks are built and operated, based on the breakthrough technology of SCiON. We are proud to be a part of this and of an amazing project team of multiple companies!



Fritz Steinmann
Senior Network and Network Security Architect, SIX
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The SSFN offers the same level of security and reliability as before, as well as enabling us to develop new business opportunities faster with more flexibility.

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Patrick Bamert
Head of Network and Security Engineering, Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB)

How does it work?

The SSFN is a SCiON-based ISD used exclusively for the Swiss financial sector. It allows for highly secure and trusted communication between Swiss financial institutions.

Isolation Domains (ISDs) such as SSFN combine the advantages of private and public networks. It offers a decentralized any-to-any architecture, extreme reliability, protection against network-level threats, and clearly defined governance and trust anchors.


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Computing Resources Guide

Download our current list of recommended hardware and virtual environments for running our SCiON software. For more info, contact us >


Our solution combines the flexibility of the traditional internet with the security of a private network.


A flexible, any-to-any architecture

Each user can communicate in a closed network efficiently with every other SSFN member. This flexible architecture enables fluid and efficient digital transactions with the Swiss Financial Sector, while data senders and recipients can connect through the same or different carriers, enabling them to be carrier independent.

Unprecedented reliability and performance

The SSFN provides additional protection against cyber risks such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and BGP (traffic) hijacking in comparison to internet connections. Users have instant failover measures to guarantee business continuity and keep application sessions going, even if a physical supply line fails.

Based on SCiON technology

The SSFN is based on legacy-free technology, with a constant flow of innovation from the SCiON community and university research. The SSFN is highly agile, enabling changes and rapid integrations with new functionality to be added with active SCiON development.

Innovative security and control

The SSFN uses real-time, end-to-end path-awareness, finding the most secure and reliable networking routes. Central access control and governance provide additional security measures while paving the way for new digital business models such as instant payments and digitised banking.

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Reference materials

More insights into today’s digital environment and why the SSFN is a welcome innovation for the industry.

See the latest press release of the Swiss National Bank here >

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Schweizerische Nationalbank startet Projekt gegen Gefahr von Cyberattacken
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Die Schweizerische Nationalbank (SNB) lanciert ein Projekt zur Verbesserung der Widerstandsfähigkeit...

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La BNS lance un projet contre les risques de cyberattaques

Développé au sein de l’EPFZ, Secure Swiss Finance Network est le fruit d’une collaboration avec le groupe de services financiers SIX.

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BERNA - La Banca nazionale svizzera (BNS) lancia un progetto per meglio proteggere il sistema di pagamento SIC...

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Anapaya completes technical evaluation of the new communication service for the financial centre - with the Swiss National Bank and SIX
Anapaya completes technical evaluation of the new communication service for the financial centre - with the Swiss National Bank and SIX

In June 2020, Anapaya announced a project to develop a new secure communication network with the Swiss financial industry.

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Demonstrating the reliability and resilience of Secure Swiss Finance Network
Demonstrating the reliability and resilience of Secure Swiss Finance Network

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