Insta Group Ltd

Insta Group Oy is a Finnish family business with the aim of building and maintaining a safe and competitive society. The group consists of four companies. Insta Automation Oy specialises in industrial automation, Insta DefSec Oy develops critical situational awareness and data security solutions and services, while Insta ILS Oy provides life cycle services for the aviation industry and Insta Innovation Oy focuses on virtual technology and innovative services. Read more »


Insta participates in 600Minutes Information and Cyber Security event in Helsinki 19 May 2016

Insta will participate in 600Minutes Information and Cyber Security event held on 19 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is targeted at largest Finnish enterprises and public administration.

For more information, please visit homepage of the event.

Insta provides a SIEM solution for the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (FICORA)

Insta DefSec Oy and FICORA have entered into a contract for providing a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution and related services to FICORA. The solution will be used to collect logs from FICORA’s information systems, complemented with additional security information from external sources. The solution enables e.g. identification of complex event chains and it can be used to produce reports and trigger alarms based on the collected information.

The contract covers all the components, licenses and support services needed to set up the SIEM solution. The overall purchase also includes an open-ended agreement for providing support and maintenance services as well as a frame agreement for purchasing extensions, development work and other professional services. Term of the frame agreement is seven years and the estimated value is approximately 380 000-780 000 euros.

The agreement has been announced in the database of Finnish public acquisitions Hilma.

For further information, please contact:

Marko Hautakangas (
Vice President, Information Security

Insta participating in The NEXES-project developing next generation´s emergency services

Insta is taking a part in The Nexes Research and Innovation project that started in May last year. The project aims to research, test and validate the promising integration of IP-based communication technologies into the emergency services, so that they attain increased effectiveness and performance.

The target is especially to figure out how for example smart phones, their cameras as well as messaging and internet-based applications connecting to social media together with other technologies that citizens use in daily basis could be benefitted in reaching the right kind of help faster in a case on emergency.

The focus on Insta´s part in the project is primarily in developing emergency management information system and the next generation´s eCall system. The development is built on Insta ResponseTM product, that is also the base of Finland´s new emergency management information system, ERICA.

In addition, Insta is leading the information security group of the project. The mission of the group is to supervise that the solution resulting from the project are done according standards and regulations. The group also makes sure that the solutions are safe to use from the information security point of view.

-  We don´t only take Finnish top expertice in security and emergency services to the international market, but also learn to understand the operational environments in different countries and create a network with European operators and companies, Kari Uusitalo, the Project Manager from Insta sums.

The NEXES Consortium is led by Rinicom Limited (UK) and the 17 participants come from ten different countries. Together with Insta Finland is represented by the Police University College. The project lasts for three years and belongs to EU´s Horizon 2020 programme, which is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.


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Insta participates in European Emergency Number Association conference in Czech Republic 6-8 April 2016

Insta DefSec will participate in European Emergency Number Association (EENA) conference held in Prague, Czech Republic, 6-8 April 2016. EENA conference brings together European emergency services, public authorities, researchers and industry representatives. About 500 delegates from more than 50 countries over Europe and even world-wide are expected to join EENA conference. Three interactive conference days are full of learning and networking.

We urge you to take part on our Innovation theatre presentations and speech:

  • Virtual Control Rooms in Multi-authority Environment, at 11:00 on Wednesday, Teemu Ekola, Business Unit Manager (Innovation Theatre)
  • How understanding your data improves your operations, 9:20 on Thursday,  Seppo Merikoski, Product Manager (Track 2, Parallel room)

We welcome you to meet Insta’s people and learn more about Insta Response™ product family at booth #16!

More about EENA conference: and Insta DefSec as EENA member: