Nixu Corporation

Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization safely.

 

 

 

Nixu about

Nixu is a cybersecurity services company on a mission to keep the digital society running. Our passion is to help organizations embrace digitalization securely. Partnering with our clients we provide practical solutions for ensuring business continuity, an easy access to digital services and data protection. We aim to provide the best workplace to our team of over 300 cybersecurity professionals with a hands-on attitude. With Nordic roots, but based in four continents, we serve enterprise clients worldwide. Nixu Corporation is listed on the Nasdaq First North stock market.

We are

Professional


Professional

collaborative


Collaborative

Passionate


Passionate for cybersecurity

Humane


Humane

History

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1988

Het verhaal van Nixu begon in Finland, in het laboratorium van de Universiteit van Aalto voor Wetenschap en Technologie, toen Pekka Nikander in 1988 Nixun oprichtte. De naam 'Nixu' is afgeleid van de achternaam van Pekka, het Unix-besturingssysteem en het universiteitslab voor computerstudenten - met de bijnaam 'Niksula' - waar Nikander als student werkte.

1989

Nixu organiseerde het eerste seminar over virussen als voorbode van de bedrijfsactiviteiten op het gebied van informatiebeveiliging.

1990

Nixu pionierde met de opmars van TCP/IP door klanten te helpen met e-mailsystemen via internet.

1992

De eerste betaalde medewerkers traden in dienst bij Nixu. De belangrijkste klant was de internetprovider Telecom Finland.

1994

Het volwaardige commerciële ISP-platform werd geleverd aan Telecom Finland, vandaag de dag Telia geheten. Nixu ontwikkelde verschillende generaties van dit platform en beheerde de DNS-service tot 1998.

1995

De medewerkers van Nixu maakten en begonnen een frisdrankautomaat op hun kantoor. De automaat werd via internet bediend door middel van een Linux-systeem.

1996

De eerste versie van Namesurfer werd uitgebracht. Hiermee kunnen DNS-adressen worden beheerd. Oiva Karppinen werd CEO van Nixu.

1997

Nixu haalde Ericsson binnen als nieuwe klant.

1998

Nixu sloot een overeenkomst met Saoedi-Arabië over het nationale internetnetwerk met King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.

1999

Nixu groeide door NetPeople Oy over te nemen.

2000

Nixu bleef uitbreiden dankzij de overnamen van Magic Cookie Oy en Datatieto Oy. Nixu Middle East FZ-LLC werd opgericht en geregistreerd in Dubai Internet City.

2002

Rabbe Mattila werd CEO van Nixu.

2004

Nixu ontwikkelde een nieuwe mobiele service voor providers en dienstverleners. Deze werd gepresenteerd tijdens de 3GSM-conferentie in Cannes, Frankrijk.

2006

Timo Kotilainen begon als CEO van Nixu. Namesurfer en de bijbehorende spin-off werden overgenomen door Nixu Software Oy.

2008

Nixu richtte zich op sterkere groei binnen de primaire bedrijfstak en verkocht de activiteiten in het Midden-Oosten aan twee particuliere ondernemers.

2009

Nixu verhuisde zijn vestiging van de wijk Käpylä in Helsink naar een nieuwe en veiligere locatie in Keilaranta in Espoo.

2010

Bij Nixu werkten voor het eerst meer dan 100 medewerkers. Als onderdeel van de Nixu Group werd het nieuwe initiatief 'Nixu Open' opgericht. Nixu werd lid van de groep rondom het Information Security Forum.

2011

Het concept 'Tietovastuu' (verantwoordelijkheid ten aanzien van informatie) en de website Tietovastuu.fi werden gelanceerd. Mark Kauppi werd lid van de raad van bestuur van Nixu.

2012

Juhani Kaskeala, Chief of Defence van de Finse Defensie (gepensioneerd) werd gekozen tot lid van de raad van bestuur van Nixu. Het concept 'Nixu Personas' voor identiteitsbeheer werd gelanceerd.

2013

Nixu viert dat het bedrijf 25 jaar bestaat en organiseert als hoogtepunt ene seminar over cybersecurity voor bedrijven voor CEO's. In 2013 realiseerde Nixu projecten voor klanten in meer dan 20 landen.

2014

Nixu nam Panorama Partners Oy over. Dit bedrijf was gespecialiseerd in gebruikersbeheer en digitale identiteiten. Door de overname werd het team met experts van Nixu met bijna 40 personen uitgebreid. Petri Kairinen werd benoemd tot CEO van Nixu. De dochteronderneming, Nixu Software Oy, werd afgesplitst van de Nixu Group. In december 2014 werden de eerste aandelen in Nixu verhandeld via First North.

2015

Nixu richtte een dochteronderneming op: Nixu B.V. in Nederland. Nixu B.V. stond onder leiding van algemeen directeur Patrick van der Valk. De nieuwe service 'Cyber Defense Center' werd geïntroduceerd. Het CDC van Nixu was een op technologie gebaseerd servicepakket dat klanten een digitale omgeving bood voor realtime toezicht en onderzoek naar inbraken. We waren up-to-date over de bedreigingen voor webservices van organisaties.

2016

Nixu Certification Oy, de onafhankelijk dochteronderneming van Nixu Corporation, kreeg van Ficora de status als officieel inspectieorgaan voor informatiebeveiliging. Tegelijkertijd ontving Nixu Certification de internationale ISO 27001-certificering, waardoor Nixu Certification de beheersystemen voor informatiebeveiliging in organisaties kan certificeren.
Nixu blijft zijn activiteiten uitbreiden: Nixu betreedt de Zweedse markt door Swedish Europoint Networking AB en Safeside Solutions AB over te nemen. Het levert een sterke positie op de Zweedse markt op. In hetzelfde jaar richtte Nixu een dochteronderneming in de Verenigde Staten op en werd een nieuw model voor de internationale organisatie vastgesteld.

2017

Nixu bleef flink groeien: het bedrijf voerde twee overnamen van bedrijven uit door het internationaal ervaren Expert Solution Support Center BV (ESSC) en Bitsec AB, een bedrijf dat primair actief is in Zweden, in te lijven.

Board of Directors

Kimmo Rasila

Kimmo Rasila

Chairman of the Board since 2006
  • Member of the Board since 2005
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1957


Professional experience: IBM, Tietotekniikan Liitto ry, CEO of ExecNet Oy since 2003.

Kimmo had a long career at IBM (1980–2003) and was a member of the IBM Finland Management Team between 1994 and 2003. Currently, Kimmo is an independent entrepreneur, providing management coaching and serving on the Board of Directors of several ICT companies.
 

Marko Kauppi

Marko Kauppi

Deputy Chair of the Board since 2014
  • Member of the Board since 2011
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1970


Professional experience: University of Vaasa, ABB, Opstock, Enskilda Securities, Mandatum, Arvo Omaisuudenhoito.

After starting his career in academia, Marko took a more industry-oriented path by joining ABB, and moved to the financial sector some years later. He worked for 12 years in brokerage and banking. Since 2009, Marko has been an entrepreneur, managing his company Tenendum Oy and serving on the Board of Directors of several companies.

Kati Hagros

Kati Hagros

Member of the Board since 2014
  • MSc in Social Sciences and MSc in Technology
  • Born 1970


Professional experience: BNL Information Oy, Nokia Corporation, KONE Corporation, Aalto University.

Kati has had a long international career in the high tech industry. She has extensive experience from various managerial positions in e-business, IT, and other related areas. She is currently the Chief Digital Officer of Aalto University. In 2014, she received the Finnish CIO of the Year and the Nordic CIO of the Year awards, and was recently named among the top 50 most inspirational women in Nordic tech. Additionally, Kati serves as the Chair of the Board at the Research Foundation of Helsinki University of Technology.

Juhani Kaskeala

Juhani Kaskeala

Member of the Board since 2012
  • Admiral
  • Born 1946

 


Professional experience: Chief of Defence of the Finnish Defence Forces, 2001–2009, Member of the Board at KONE Corporation and Oy Forcit Ab.

Juhani had a long career in the Finnish Defence Forces. After retiring from his position as Chief of Defence in 2009, he established his own consulting company, Admiral Consulting Oy. Juhani’s contribution to the Nixu Board includes his deep knowledge of public administration, an extensive network of contacts, and his understanding of the rising importance of cyber defense.

Tuija Soanjärvi

Tuija Soanjärvi

Member of the Board since 2015
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1955

 

Professional experience: TietoEnator Corporation, Elisa Corporation, Itella Corporation.

For 15 years, Tuija served as the Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board for various public companies and, for five years, as the CFO of a fully state-owned company. As a CFO, she has been responsible for not only corporate funding and finance, but also procurement, real estate property and premises, M&A, information security, and the governance of internal audits. Since the late 1990s, she has also served on the Board of Directors of companies not associated with her employer.

Corporate Leadership Team

Petri Kairinen

Petri Kairinen

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1977

 

Petri has been Nixu’s CEO since 2014 and has served as a Member of the Management team since 2006. Petri’s most important responsibilities include leading Nixu’s operating culture in such a way that the Nixu professionals thrive and evolve to perform their duties. Petri's service promise to Nixuans is 24HEar that is, the promise to read and acknowledge all incoming messages from employees within 24 hours. Before becoming CEO, Petri headed Nixu’s sales and marketing since 2006. He has previous experience from sales and marketing positions in several technology-based companies such as Elcoteq, Affecto, and Hewlett-Packard.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @kairinen

janne karkkainen

Janne Kärkkäinen

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1973

 

Janne Kärkäinen was appointed CFO in January 2016. As CFO Janne is responsible for Nixu Group’s financial management and risk management, and operational support functions. Additionally, he serves as Nixu’s deputy CEO and Secretary of the Board. Janne is an experienced CFO with a long international career, providing Nixu with wide-ranging international expertise in the financial management of consulting and service companies. Before joining Nixu, Janne worked as CFO at M-Brain, Global Intelligence Alliance Group, and Tetra Pak.


Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Katja Müller

Katja Müller

Chief People Officer (CPO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1976

 

Katja Müller has extensive experience of human resources management in expert organizations and technology companies thanks to previous positions at Accenture, Lenovo and KPMG, among others. During the past year, Katja Müller has held the position of Head of People Operations at Nixu.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

 Valtteri Peltomäki

Valtteri Peltomäki

Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
  • MSc (Econ)
  • Born 1981

 

Valtteri has served as Nixu’s CCO since 2014, his responsibilities being sales, marketing, and sales partners. He has extensive experience in customer relationship development, sales management, and marketing in cybersecurity, allowing him to promote a customer-oriented sales culture across the company. Valtteri Joined Nixu in 2008. Before becoming CCO, he served as Nixu’s sales manager and held various sales and marketing positions. Before joining Nixu, Valtteri held various specialist positions, for example at Capgemini.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @vapelto

Kim Westerlund

Kim Westerlund

Chief Development Officer (CDO)
  • University-level studies
  • Born 1975

 

Kim Westerlund was appointed as Nixu’s Chief Development Officer (CDO) in February 2014. As CDO, Kim is responsible for the service, people and overall development including support systems at Nixu. Before taking the duties of CDO, Kim was managing the security architecture business at Nixu since 2005. Before joining Nixu, Kim has held information security positions at Hewlett-Packard and Finland’s Post.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com
Twitter: @_Kimwesterlund

Head of Sweden market

Björn Sjöholm

Björn Sjöholm

Head of Sweden Market
MSc (Computer Science)
Born 1965

 

Björn used to be CEO of Europoint Networking AB that was acquired by Nixu in 2016 and he is now Head of Sweden Market. Björn has worked within the IT-security and cybersecurity sector since the early 90s and has a background as advisor, consultant and auditor. Björn has several professional certifications in the area. Prior to working with Nixu, Björn has worked as a business leader at Europoint, Nexus, Unilog, Upsys and Pharmacia.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com

Head of Benelux market

Patrick van der Valk

Patrick van der Valk

Head of Benelux Market
MSc (Econ)
Born 1968

 

Patrick joined Nixu in 2016 to start the first Nixu office outside of Finland, in Amsterdam. Patrick is Head of Benelux Market and his responsibilities are to grow the team of cyber security experts in Amsterdam, find strategic partners and create services according to the need of the customers in the Benelux Market. Prior to working at Nixu Patrick held several management and board functions in the areas of business development and marketing and sales at Univé, Spaarselect, CleanPort, Avira and more.

Email: firstname.lastname@nixu.com