Martti J. Kari joins Rugged Tooling advisory board
Martti J. Kari, colonel (ret), MA, has joined the Rugged Tooling team as an advisor starting from the 16th of May, 2018. Due to his extensive insight into the field of defence intelligence, he will be a valuable addition to our advisory board.
Martti J. Kari has decades of experience serving the Finnish military. For almost 30 years, he has been deeply involved in matters related to defence intelligence. Currently, he is a university teacher, writing a doctoral thesis in the cyber security program of the University of Jyväskylä.
With his strong military, intelligence and scientific background, he will be able to provide insight and in-depth knowledge into these fields. In his position, he will give valuable guidance to Rugged Tooling strategy and support our future growth.
Rugged Tooling expands portfolio of cyber security services
Cyber security risks are increasing in severity and frequency, which strains the IT-organizations of many companies. To support these companies in achieving better cyber security, Rugged Tooling has expanded their services portfolio with practical cyber security services.
The services include Cyber security health check for assessing the current state of cyber security in the company, Incident response for tackling an ongoing cyberattack and Defense building for improving the practical side of cyber security. In addition, IT-support as a service is offered to provide continuous support.
“These services will provide additional value to our customers”, says Petri Ylläsjärvi, CEO of Rugged Tooling. “There will be great synergy between our cyber security tools and services, resulting in a wider portfolio available to our customers.”
Rugged Tooling is a leading provider of tools and services for ensuring the security and robustness of IP networks. The company is located in Oulu, Finland.
Rugged Tooling teams up with CAP Data Technologies to research use of AI in cyber security
Business Finland has granted funding to Rugged Tooling for research on the use of Artificial Intelligence in anomaly detection.
The goal of this research is to leverage Rugged Tooling’s advanced traffic visibility platform, PreScope®, and CAP's AI algorithms to investigate the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence in IP network anomaly detection. The aim is to use to the powerful processing of PreScope® to boost the abilities of CAP's technology to create a self-adapting cyber security tool.
"It is exciting to bring new technologies to the world of IP network security management. This combination of AI and domain expertise is ideal for the project", says Tuomo Sipola, CEO of CAP.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with CAP's experts on the projects. We expect that by integrating their AI into our technology platform we will be able to create an advanced cyber security tool”, says Petri Ylläsjärvi, CEO of Rugged Tooling. “Thanks to the support of Business Finland, we will be able to speed up our technology development.” he continues.
The PreScope platform is an advanced traffic visibility platform developed by Rugged Tooling. It is a powerful tool for monitoring and filtering IP traffic. The tools is capable of managing IP traffic in real time, filtering the traffic based on dynamically adjusted filters and capturing data in full line rates.
Rugged Tooling is an innovative cyber security company located in Oulu, Finland. The company provides tools and services for ensuring the security and robustness of IP networks.
CAP Data Technologies is a Finnish start-up company that has its roots in the scientific expertise of the University of Jyväskylä. The company focuses on big data analysis and has the unique ability to spot anomalies automatically without fingerprints in large volumes of data using machine learning algorithms.
Resources available for IP network test and verification
Our team of IP network experts is available starting from Q2/2018 for challenging test and verification projects. They have experience in designing and implementing challenging test scenarios in large, automated test environments. The team can bring in Rugged Tooling test tools if required.
Their key expertise areas include:
Scripting languages and methods
Test automation design and setup
Test process development
Error seeking and reporting
Wide range of verification tools and methods
Telecom network structures
Data manipulation for security purposes
If you need extra resources in to power up your testing team, contact Hannu for more details.
Starting from October 12th this year, Aapo Cederberg has joined the Rugged Tooling team as an advisor. He will be a valuable addition to our advisory board due to his extensive experience and outlook on international cyber security.
Aapo Cederberg is a leading cyber security expert with vast experience in the field of cyber security. He is currently the CEO of Cyberwatch Finland and an associate fellow at Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has previously held the position of Secretary General overseeing the Security and Defence Committee within the Finnish Ministry of Defence from 2007 to 2013 and worked in various positions in the Finnish Defence Forces.
With his strong background and knowledge, he will be able to provide insight and a broad perspective on the cyber security field. In his position, he will give valuable guidance to Rugged Tooling and support our future growth.
Rugged Tooling has appointed Petri Ylläsjärvi as the new CEO as from the beginning of August 2017.
Petri Ylläsjärvi is a telecom industry professional with a solid sales and business development background. He has more than 15 years of experience and a successful track record in global test and measurement business. Before joining Rugged Tooling, Petri held a direction position in global sales at Viavi Solutions (NASDAQ: VIAVI). He has held various management positions in the field of sales, business development and product management at EXFO (NASDAQ: EXFO), NetHawk and Siemens.
We are proud to have Petri as our new CEO”, says Jouko Sankala, Chairman of the board of Rugged Tooling. “Petri is a business leader with vast international sales experience. His good interpersonal skills combined with his teambuilding ability will be valuable assets for the company.”
Rugged Tooling has an established position as an IP and telecom network testing tool vendor and is expanding into the cyber security validation and monitoring market. “The rise of cyber threats and the increasing network virtualization together with the unique new technology of Rugged Tooling create an exciting opportunity for our long term business growth”, says Petri Ylläsjärvi. “With our talented team, we have a great opportunity to become the next Finnish success story.”
Petri holds M.Sc. degree in Communications Engineering from Aalto University (previously Helsinki University of Technology). During his career he has also been working and living in France and US.
From 30 November to 1 December 2016, we’ll be braving the slush and the darkness in Helsinki at Slush. Come and meet us at the BusinessOulu booth 6 B 23. We’ll be happy to see you, and will be excited to introduce our upcoming cyber security platform to you.
Intrusion detection and prevention platform
Our new real-time intrusion detection and prevention (IDS and IPS) platform will be published at MILstartup, a side event at Slush, on 29 November 2016.
This real-time intrusion detection and prevention platform will improve the safety of networks by enabling real-time visibility to 100 Gbpsnetworks and filtering important data for analysis and storage. Suspicious data streams can be blocked entirely. This means the platform not only improves cyber security, but also uses resources efficiently.
Rugged Tooling’s solutions for cyber security testing will be exhibited at the RISCON Security & Safety Trade Expo in Tokyo, Japan on 19.-21.10.2016. Cyber security testing will tell you exactly how well protected you are against cyber threats. Rugged Tooling provides solutions for simulating DDoS attacks and evasion attacks before a real attack takes place.
The annual RISCON exhibition is the key event for cyber security in the region. To find more information about the event, please visit http://kikikanri.biz/english/. You can find our products and solutions at Cornes Technologies, booth 3D01. Learn more at the event, or read more on our webpage at http://www.ruggedtooling.com/cyber+security+testing/. You can find a short leaflet of our cyber security testing solutions in /UserFiles/files/Rugged_Cyber_Security_Leaflet_1.0.pdf
Repeatable packet drop testing is one of the new features in rugged deviation emulator Rude in the latest product update. The basic problem with packet drop testing is that all packets are not equally critical. A random drop scenario may target more significant packets during one test round, and less significant in the next, making it difficult to pinpoint the root causes for network problems. Now it is possible to create a drop pattern by selecting precisely the packets to be dropped and repeating exactly the same drop pattern in later test sessions. For further information on this and other new functionalities, please check the product update.
Rugged Tooling continues to strengthen its operations in China. To ensure a good presence in the vibrant and demanding Chinese market, the company has signed sales partnership agreements with two additional Chinese companies: Shanghai Bestgulf Technology Co., Ltd and VIRE Technologies Co., Ltd. Together with the previously announced sales partner Barbus Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., the company has three sales partners covering China both geographically and in the sense of multiple application segments. Rugged Tooling’s operations in China are led by Dr. Yu Gao. For further info consult the press release.
Rugged Tooling today announced a new portable, light-weight product platform, Breeze, for its Rugged deviation emulator (Rude) and Rugged IP load generator (Ruge) products. This next-generation Breeze platform is an essential part of Rugged Tooling portfolio for cyber security testing as well as testing with realistic traffic conditions, real-life 3G/4G traffic profiles and IP impairment. Breeze platform will be presented on the Rugged Tooling booth in the Finland Pavilion, Hall 1, Stand 1E04 at Mobile World Congress, Barcelona on 22-25 February 2016. For more information, read the press release english / finnish.
Rugged Tooling has been granted Achiever 2015 status for its financial performance. Companies receiving achiever certification are stable businesses with solid growth, good financial results and profitability, a strong financial structure and liquidity to ensure continued operation. The award is granted annually by Balance Consulting, the analysis unit of Kauppalehti business newspaper. For further info, read the award in English / Chinese.
Rugged Tooling will exhibit it’s Rugged deviation emulator (Rude) and Rugged IP load generator (Ruge) products for IP impairment, cyber security, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and load testing in Mobile World Congress 2016 exhibition in Barcelona, Spain on February 22-25. Rugged Tooling will also launch a new portable Breeze hardware solution for both products in the exhibition. This year, you can find Rugged Tooling booth in the Finland Pavilion, Hall 1, Stand 1E04. To book a meeting slot for in-depth discussions, go to MWC2016 Finland Company list> Rugged Tooling > book a meeting.
Rugged Tooling partners with Barbus Technology and strengthens operations in China. Rugged Tooling has signed a partner agreement with Barbus Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to expand its presence in the Chinese market. Barbus Technology is a distributor of test equipment and test solutions, and has sales offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Xi-an and Chengdu. Please visit www.barbustech.com for more information.
Rugged Tooling continues its international expansion Oulu, Finland, 16th September 2015. Rugged Tooling has signed partner agreements with Ina Technologies and JJD Consultancy to expand its presence in Europe, Africa, and Middle East. Press Release English / Finnish.
We are hiring! Looking for IP SW Specialist / Senior Specialist, IP SW Testing Specialist / Senior Specialist, Sales Director, IP Test and Measurement Tools. Come and meet us in MegaMatchmaking event, 9th Sept 2015 at Oulu City Theatre.
Rugged Tooling will be exhibiting at Kyberturvallisuus & ICT exhibition in Jyväskylä, Finland on September 23-25, 2015. The exhibition is organised annually and gathers together companies and organisations to discuss security challenges and protection against cyber threats. Visit us at booth number C1-111 to exchange thoughts on cyber security and ICT testing. See you in Jyväskylä!
Rugged Tooling is strengthening research and development on cyber-security of different infrastructures such as cloud computing, wireless sensor networks and mobile technologies. The company has become a member of CyberWI, a pan-European research project belonging to Celtic-Plus research initiative. For more information on CyberWI project, refer to: https://www.celticplus.eu/project-cyberwi/
Rugged Tooling partners with Cornes Technologies Ltd and strengthens operations in Japan. Rugged Tooling has signed a partner agreement with Cornes Technologies Ltd to expand its presence in the Japanese market. With the growth of new technologies such as 5G, Internet-of-Things, cyber security and cloud-based services, there is an increasing demand for high performance testing tools. As all these industries, along with the automotive industry, have a strong presence in Japan, Rugged Tooling’s expansion in the country is a natural step in the company’s international operations. The collaboration was already kick-started in May 2015 by exhibiting in Wireless Technology Park in Tokyo. Refer to the press release for further information: English / Finnish
Rugged Deviation Emulator (Rude) is an excellent tool for IP impairment emulation and we are committed to continuous improvement of the user experience. Rude version 3.3 focuses on making testing faster and more straightforward - many of the improvements are defined together with our key customers. Rude 3.3 brings you easier management of switching from optical to electrical interface and easier configurability of IP fragmentation and bursty data. Now you can also add or remove rules real-time, while keeping the test running. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you considered testing security vulnerability of your Radio Access Network? Use the latest version of Rugged IP load generation with the new Base Station DDoS security testing library. The latest Ruge release also comes with several improvements to the user experience as well as enhancements to RCS (Rich Communication Services) testing and SIP, TCP, TLS and MSRP protocols. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Rugged Tooling exhibiting in Wireless Technology Park 2015 Tokyo Big Sight 27-29 May 2015. Do you have a specific challenge in the testing environment? Discuss with our experts about our solutions and learn about the latest features in our products Rugged deviation emulator (Rude) for IP impairments and Rugged IP load generator (Ruge) for load and cyber security (DDoS) testing. Wireless Technology Park (WTP) is a unique event focused on research and development of wireless communications technologies and held annually in cooperation with industry, academia, and government. Come and meet us at the booth number 14-2-10 - we are present with our partner Cornes Technologies.
Before the launch of your service, did you analyse and test how it behaves under bursty traffic conditions? No? Next time, use Rugged deviation emulator to ensure you are all set to handle varying traffic load. We are excited to release Rude 3.2 with the support of real-time emulation of bursty data. The user specifies burst data rate and duration and Rude takes care of data buffering. This product version also comes with many improvements to IP impairment emulation. Test it before it is live and too late! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rugged Tooling today released a new version of Rugged deviation emulator (Rude). Rude 3.1 offers wide possibilities to run versatile stress test and ensure that your product meets the targeted limits before it is live and too late. With this product release, the users will be able to create even more challenging test scenarios by using new functionality in our data hammering option. Data hammering allows user to perform real-time IPv4/IPv6 packet fragmentation with size definition of individual fragments, timing, reordering and drop of fragments (patents pending). 1 GbE fiber optic connection will be supported together with several enhancements in statistics - now adding statistics to transmit direction as well. For more information contact email@example.com.
A bug found after live deployment can easily increase costs and harm to customer satisfaction tenfold compared to earlier R&D phases. Test it before it is live and too late! Check Rugged product video for more ideas.
Rugged Tooling today released a new version of Rugged deviation emulator (Rude). Most significant improvement with the version 3.0 is additional port pair option which enhances Rude to support two 1 GbE physical line pairs for connecting in system under test. This enables independent traffic deviation generation e.g. in two separate base station interfaces. Deviation rules are set by the user independently for line pairs and deviations in one line pair do not disturb the other line pair. Rude 3.0 also offers possibility for extremely precise filtering on bit-level for any protocol. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Would it be a good idea to start the New Year by executing preventive vulnerability testing by reproducing a real high volume DDoS attack in a controlled manner? Rugged IP load generator (Ruge) allows simulation of millions of different source IP addresses simultaneously and is capable of going through the full IPv4 address range within a few minutes. Interested? Contact email@example.com
Rugged Tooling today released a new version of Rugged deviation emulator (Rude). Most significant improvement with the version 2.13 is introduction of IP fragmentation. The smaller the IP packets are, the harder it is for the network element to handle them. Rude 2.13 brings real-world use case of fragmented traffic to the laboratory. The feature allows to target fragmentation to certain traffic only, e.g. based on IP address, and ensure that other parts of the network remain intact. There is no more need for manual configuration routines on the test network. This feature is the first step towards a full automated testing on fragmented packet traffic. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.