INSTA joins ng Connect Program to develop trusted digital identity solutions for the Internet of Things


Insta DefSec Oy, a privately owned European provider of defence and security solutions and services for security-critical organizations, today announced it has joined IoT Community members within  the  ng Connect Program,  a global multi-industry, open innovation ecosystem founded by Nokia to create new ultra-broadband end user experiences. As part of the program, Insta will work with member companies to develop market-changing digital device identification solutions that will support large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

Insta, with 30 years of experience in PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), digital identities and key management, is a leading provider of high-security PKI solutions in the Northern Europe with a strong global position in the telecom sector. Insta provides full life-cycle for IoT security solutions, including design, implementation, maintenance and support services. In addition to turn-key solution deliveries, Insta provides PKI and digital identity services through SecaaS (Security as a Service) from an audited, high-security data center.

Marko Hautakangas, Vice President of Information Security at Insta, said: “Joining the community is a natural step in our long, successful co-operation with Nokia. We are excited about the possibilities opening up by collaborating with leading innovators in the IoT field. We’ll be able to leverage our world-class expertise and technology to develop next-generation IoT security solutions and business models.”

Giuseppe Targia, VP Security and IoT BU at Nokia, said: “We welcome Insta into the ng Connect Program. IoT security is a critical aspect of a programmable world, where hundreds of millions of people, devices and things will be connected by the network. While new security technologies are emerging, turning them into successful end-to-end security solutions and business models requires deep technical expertise and active collaboration between many parties. Insta’s knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in helping companies securely transition and expand their IoT platforms.”

About the ng Connect Program

The ng Connect Program is dedicated to the creation of the next generation of connected user experiences that no single company can rapidly achieve alone.  This includes the IoT Community, which is focused on innovations connecting everything, everywhere to create a programmable world.  With its dynamic multi-industry membership, companies ideate, develop, validate, showcase and trial market new service concepts and develop business models that create paths to new revenue for the entire value chain. Founded by Nokia, ng Connect is comprised of more than 250 members including leading network, consumer electronics, applications, platforms and content providers.  For a full list of members please visit: and for more information on the ng Connect Program, visit: Follow us on Twitter at:

About Insta DefSec Oy

Insta DefSec is part of Insta Group, a Finnish technology company established in 1960 and employing 800 professionals. In IT security field, we provide products, services and turn-key solutions to protect our customers’ critical resources with over 30 years of experience. Insta DefSec’s IT security competence areas include PKI, identity and key management, secure networking as well as log management and SIEM. Our customer base includes military, state administration, critical infrastructure as well as global enterprises from e.g. finance, telecom and energy sectors. Insta IT security solutions are used in more than 40 countries around the world.

For more information, contact:

Marko Hautakangas, Insta DefSec Oy Vice President, Information Security