About Rugged Tooling

Rugged Tooling

Rugged Tooling was founded in 2010 in Oulu, Finland. Our founders are a group of software and hardware engineers with a working history in the telecom and testing industry. Our main office is located in Oulu, Finland and we have a sales office in Helsinki. The company has grown steadily and now employs a team of several enthusiastic professionals. We create high-precision tools for IP network and cybersecurity monitoring, validation and testing.  Rugged Tooling aims to improve the overall security, robustness, and quality of IP based services.

Our Philosophy

The ideas for our products grew from the vast experience and insights the founding team members had gathered in their careers, working in numerous IP-related product projects. They saw a need for tools in demanding environments, that require high precision and accurate repeatability. Based on this insight, our R&D has developed our tools have been built to be easily modified to suit your needs.

In-built security

We build our tools using only our own code in industry-grade computers. This means our system is not PC-based, has no operating system and no open-source code. For these reasons, the tools do not have backdoors in either software or hardware. Last but not least, our own team in Oulu has developed all of our code, which means we know each and every line of code in our tools.

Our team

Risto Kauppi
Risto is a seasoned business professional with extensive experience of international partnerships and negotiations.
He has been a major partner of the company since 2012 and is also an avid bicycle traveller and scuba diver.

Mikko Karjalainen

Mikko Karjalainen

Mikko has been a driving force in Rugged Tooling R&D from the very beginning. He knows our products in and out and can leverage that experience to support our customers.

Board and advisors

Juha Remes

Juha Remes

Advisor & Chairman of the board
Juha is trusted cybersecurity professional with excellent skills in business management and strategy implementation, developed during his over 25 years of working experience.

Currently, Juha works on 5G Development and Enterprise Risk Management Services at PwC. He is also an entrepreneur and cybersecurity coach at Flashtec Consultants.
Aulis Koivisto

Aulis Koivisto

Advisor & Board member
Aulis is a seasoned and innovative business leader with over 25 years of experience in international business environment.

He has held executive positions at Nokia, Ericsson and Empower IM.

Vinski Bräysy

Vinski Bräysy

Advisor & Board Member
Vinski is a technical innovator and extremely skilled embedded software expert, who can solve complex technical problems with ease. At Rugged Tooling, he acts as an advisor as well as a board member.

He also holds a position as Senior scientist at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Aapo Cederberg

Aapo Cederberg

Aapo 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 various positions in the Finnish Defence Forces.
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