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Sofia Lundqvist

Welcome Sofia Lundqvist!

Welcome Sofia Lundqvist!

Welcome Sofia Lundqvist!

We are happy to welcome our new marketing manager Sofia!

She is passionate about cyber security and comes from an employment as a project manager at Linköping Science Park, where she met our CEO Conny in a project to raise awareness of cyber security for management and the board. Sofia got hooked by link22’s position in forefront of cyber security development.

- link22 has an excellence and at the same time a familiar atmosphere. I look forward to work with marketing in the urgent and important issue that cyber security has become in our society, says Sofia.

In her spare time she likes to train crossfit, spend time with family and friends and is always ready for a game at the padel court.

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Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

Welcome Henrik Nilsson!

It is with joy that we announce that Henrik is our new colleague and software developer!

28-year old Henrik is a newly graduated civil engineer in media technology and he looks forward to the challenge in his new position.

- It seems to be a nice workplace with good coworkers. With my energy and curiosity I hope to make a significant contribution for link22, says Henrik.

In his spare time he likes to play guitar and work out at the gym.

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Welcome Magnus Johansson!

Welcome Magnus Johansson!

We are happy to welcome Magnus as our new business area manager for secure access. His portfolio contains manager posts at Ericsson, Saab, Toyota and Veoneer.

- With a background in big companys I am excited to work in a smaller and more familiar company as link22. I am excited to be a part of link22’s journey. There is a greater awareness for cyber security in the society. It is an important mission to strengthen the security of the nation, says Magnus.

He lives with wife and three teenage children in Vikingstad. Sports of various kinds occupies a large part of Magnus free time. Both to stay active for his own cause but also as a football coach for Linköpings FC’s youth academy.

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Product Launch – Secure Transfer 3.9

Product Launch - Secure Transfer 3.9

We are proud to announce the launch of Secure Transfer 3.9. Transferring information in a secure way is now faster, more reliable and easier to use than ever before. Our engineers have made the product smarter and more powerful to further push the limit for cybersecurity.

It is smarter to do more with less. The new Flow Priority Agent helps to configure priorities between transfer flows. We know there will always be more data than bandwidth and it is therefore inevitably a question of what to prioritize.

I/O bound filters to optimize even further. Secure Transfer 3.9 make the most out of the CPU capacity by using intelligent I/O bound filters.

Built for humans first. The world we are building is not for machines, it is for humans. This is why we have made user interface improvements in all user applications.

Major new functions:

  • Flow Priority Agent
  • I/O bound filter optimization
  • Improved user interface in all user applications
  • New configuration parameters for Active Directory certificate mappings
  • Improved log messages
  • Enhanced stability and reliability

Read more about Secure Transfer 3.9 and how to apply it here.

Request a demo for Secure Transfer 3.9 here.

 

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Welcome Niklas Eriksson!

Welcome Niklas Eriksson!

link22 is happy to welcome our new software developer Niklas! 39-year-old Niklas, with roots in Nora, studied at the university in Kiruna before he landed in Norrköping to get his master’s degree. Since then he has been loyal to Östergötland. After 13 years at Ericssons development department he is now a part of the link22-family.

- I am excited to take the step from telecom to IT security. After being part of a big and global company I now look forward to work in a small and familiar company with great co-workers. I see link22 as openminded and curious, ready for constantly change and improvement, says Niklas. He will be responsible for tests to ensure and secure the quality of link22’s products and services.

His spare time contains running spiced up with local races, Göteborgvarvet and trail marathons.

Niklas also likes to cultivate everything from chili to grapes in his own greenhouse.

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Welcome Somaya Elanany!

Welcome Somaya Elanany!

Say hello to our new colleague Somaya Elanany! Somaya was recruited to link22 from Veoneer. With 9 years experience of software development in various industries she is a perfect profile for us.

We are delivering cyber security to a broad customer base and see great value in recruiting people that expand our collective experience over more industries. Somaya is a civil engineer focusing on quality.

- link22 has a creative and friendly atmosphere and comprehends that the customers trust is the key to success. I have a passion for quality and believe that my effort together with nice and competent colleagues will contribute to link22’s exciting growth journey, says Somaya.

On her spare time she hangs out with her family and for the moment she read books about relations, communication and how to develop the brain. She loves to swim, dive and snorkel.

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Product Launch – Data Diode Proxy 3.3

Product Launch - Data Diode Proxy 3.3

We are excited and proud to announce the launch of Diode Proxy 3.3. Our reliable and highly configurable diode proxy has been improved to continue to be at the forefront of cybersecurity. It is for us a crucial part of a useful and secure IT-system.

Fast and steady. The Diode Proxy 3.3 is faster and more reliable with a default speed of 900 Mbit/second.

Enhanced control. The 3.3-version allows for certificate requests to be generated from Control Center. Transfer flows are now configurable and folders can be saved down to a desired level.

Useful anywhere. The Diode Proxy has always supported a wide range of network protocols and can be run on both a physical and virtual host in combination with any data diode. To take this even further the installation media now supports Open Virtual Appliance.

Major new functions in short:

  • Certificate Signing Requests can be generated from Control Center
  • Transfer flows can be configured to not remove folders down to a certain level
  • The installation media now also supports OVA (Open Virtual Appliance)
  • Increased speed and stability. The proxy now transfers in 900 Mbit/s by default
  • Overall stability and reliability improvements   

Read more about The Diode Proxy 3.3 and how to apply it here.

Request a demo for the Diode Proxy here.

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link22 15 years

link22 15 years

15 years is a very long time in cybersecurity. The iPhone did not exist when link22 started. The internet has exploded in the last 20 years. In 2004, 1 million people were on myspace. Today over 2 billion people are on facebook. The market has grown faster than anyone could have predicted.

The technology has changed as well. In the year 2000, 740 million people had cell phones. Today, there are more cell phones than humans. And most importantly, the cell phones are connected. So are factories, power plants, governments, law firms, shops, vacuum cleaners, buildings, cars, glasses, hospitals… almost everything is enabled and exposed by an internet connection.

link22 has grown in this situation, something that indicates that the company has a strategy that works in a world of change. One of the founders, Conny, answered a few questions on the topic:

What is the biggest difference between cybersecurity today versus when you started 15 years ago?

Cybersecurity has gone from a last minute add-on to something that is considered early in the process. It was a maybe and now it is a must, both for providers and users.

How do you think cybersecurity will differ in 15 years versus today?
Cybersecurity is changing faster than ever and it is top of mind. Despite that, many are behind. Big and small actors are poorly protected and vulnerable. At the same time nations and big corporations are investing heavily, as they many times should.

The threats are not going away, but in fifteen years they will be a commonality, something expected rather than feared. Cybersecurity will be just as natural as a lock, alarm and a smoke alarm.

I also expect a new, very well educated labor force, to appear within cybersecurity.

How have you managed to stay motivated 15 years in a row?
I am in this for the journey, I enjoy the ride. To build something from scratch, add value to customers and hopefully a meaningful job to over 20 people makes me proud and motivated to keep going. The fact that we grow organically is also important to me, since it means we have been adding real value from day one.

Why do you think the company has been motivated and productive for the last 15 years?
I think we have been lucky in that our idea about delivering solutions rather than hours has been well received by the market. We realized the importance of delivering products that meet legal requirements and that have been very popular amongst our customers. The shift from a consultancy company to a product company that we started in 2014 has been crucial. To see our customers satisfied is really rewarding, maybe that is our northern star.

The future is always uncertain, the only thing we know is that it will change. To keep up, we constantly have to evolve and adapt. Ironically our history indicates that we will thrive in an ever changing world. We look forward to continue to deliver security without comprise.

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The story of link22 told in affärsstaden

The Story of link22 told in Affärsstaden

The story of the Cybersecurity Company link22 (translated)

With the task of making things not happen, link22 has established itself as an important player linked to cyber security. By using standard solutions combined with in-house developed products, the company has grown fast. link22 was in 2020 was awarded as one of the fastest growing companies in sweden by the DI Gasell-awards. Conny Ljungqvist, one of the founders, tells us about the journey from a small, pure consulting company, to a product company growing fast.

Conny Ljungqvist and his colleague Andreas Karström started the company link22 in 2006. 12 years in the IT security industry was enough experience and expertise to start a high end consulting company within cybersecurity. The first customers were authorities and large organizations.

- Like all consulting companies, we started working by the hour. But pretty quickly I realized that this is unprofitable for our customers. Many of our customers paid for expensive consulting hours and invested in specially developed systems to achieve the desired IT security. I saw that there are better ways to solve this.

Together with Andreas, Conny began to investigate how to use standard systems and build security by combining them.

- It is called security by design and is about how to put the different parts together. If you do it right, you achieve a high level of IT security at a much lower cost.

When there were no products to achieve the right level of safety, they decided to develop them themselves. And sell.

- That's how we started to move away from being a pure consulting company towards becoming a product company. Our mission is that there should be ready-made alternatives for all those who must have a slightly higher quality of their IT security.

Today, the products account for 50 percent of sales and the consulting part for the other 50. The goal is 80 percent product, 20 percent consultant.

- We will always deliver expertise per hour. It is necessary in order to be able to transfer knowledge to our customers, but also for us to better understand our customers' operations and problems.

Make things not happen.

Even though the company today is more of a product company, the same idea and vision remains: to make things not happen.

- We work with cyber security and the most important thing we deliver to our customers is to prevent the unwanted from happening. To help them protect their values. It is about risk management and balancing risks.

DI Gasell.

link22 has grown organically since the start and today there are 20+ employees at the office in Mjärdevi in ​​Linköping. During the year, five new employees will be recruited.

- We have been lucky enough to always succeed in getting talented and committed people to apply to us. In recent years, we have been in a development phase and have therefore recruited many engineers. But now we need to switch over and focus more on marketing and sales. So now we are looking for business developers and market people who can help us take the company to the next level especially as we are making moves on the international market.

And to continue to attract the right talent, they have started working more with their employer brand.

- It should be exciting and developing to work with us. And as we grow, it is important that we become more professional. The demands are increasing on us as employers and we are now working purposefully to develop the business and our employees.

The turnover for 2019 was 25 million. Something that was rewarded with being named DI Gasell. For 2020, sales are expected at 32 million.

- We are in a growth phase and what we are doing is absolutely right. This is confirmed by the DI Gasell award.

The future looks bright for link22, the company is growing and the industry too.

- When I started working with IT security, it was seen as a risk if the customer requested IT security. Now it is a prerequisite for getting a deal, Conny concludes.

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”Proud to be a part of SEC-T-conference”

”Proud to be a part of SEC-T-conference”

We are proud to once again be gold sponsor of the annual security/hacking conference SEC-T in Stockholm 9-10th of September. It is a venue that focus on exciting high-quality talks and in-depth ”Q&As” with carefully selected speakers, free from sales pitches and marketing presentations.

- link22 are honored to contribute to SEC-T. The conference gives us oppurtunity to meet customers and partners in a creative context and also an ability to meet talents and up-coming stars for the security industry. We look forward to show the visitors what we can offer with our exciting portfolio, says Andreas Karström, CTO at link22.

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