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Who We Are


Our Mission

SCUDOS provides a holistic approach to network infrastructure security to protect organizations against internal threats and minimize network attack surface. Over the years we learned that network infrastructures are undergoing constant change. Without the right tools to automate their job it is impossible for IT and security teams to effectively deal with new potential threats targeting their systems. Therefore, our pragmatic approach is led by a close relationship between the SCUDOS world-class engineering team and our devoted customers. Our products are the result of continuous study of real-world scenarios, leveraging years of experience in penetration testing and analyzing security risks to network infrastructures for many companies across Germany. We are committed to provide IT and security teams with a highly efficient set of tools to keep control over their networks and mitigate risks before attackers can exploit them.


SCUDOS is a registered product of IFASEC GmbH, a software manufacturer and penetration testing company based in Dortmund, Germany. IFASEC GmbH was founded in 2013 by Udo Kalinna, an IT security expert with over 20 years of experience working in collaboration with the forefront of IT research institutions worldwide. Over the years, IFASEC has been helping hundreds of companies evaluate the security state of their networks and has been providing security teams with end-to-end solutions to tackle today’s modern threats. IFASEC holds several IT innovation awards for contributing to and pioneering in the network security landscape. Furthermore, the company is a TeleTrust member as well as part of the BITKOM (Information Technology Security Working Group).

Management Team

  • Udo Kalinna
    CEO & Founder
    In 2013 Udo Kalinna founded IFASEC GmbH, the Institute for Application Security, which deals with vulnerability analysis for both mobile and web applications. Soon after, Mr. Kalinna identified a gap in the market with regard to network...
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  • Imke Steffes
    Commercial manager
    Imke Steffes has been a member of the IFASEC team since the company was founded as commercial manager. She is responsible for finance, HR and internal organisation. ...
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Engineering and Development Team

With many years of experience in the field of network infrastructures and IT security, the IFASEC development team ensures continuous product quality. The team consists of highly qualified programmers, most of whom have been on board since the company was founded in 2013. The development team has been successively expanded over the last few years and will be expanded by further experts in the future.


  • Mathias Espeloer Director IT
    Heuking Kühn Lüer WojtekHeuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

    SCUDOS is intuitive, fast and user friendly. With this convincing solution concept, we are now in a position to adequately protect our network infrastructure.

  • Patrick Andreas Information Security Manager
    Tarox AGTarox AG

    With SCUDOS, we have expanded our security portfolio for our partners. This “Made in Germany” solution greatly improves the security posture of modern and dynamic network infrastructures in times of IoT and digitization.

  • Dirk Waltje CEO
    ACP IT Solutions AGACP IT Solutions AG

    We have brought SCUDOS as a partner on board with its excellent solution for analyzing and designing secure network infrastructures. Customer feedback has shown us – we are on the right track!


TeleTrusT: IT Security Association Germany

The IT Security Association Germany (TeleTrusT) embodies the largest competence network for IT security in Germany and Europe. TeleTrusT provides interdisciplinary fora for IT security experts and facilitates information exchange between vendors, users, researchers and authorities. TeleTrusT comments on technical, political and legal issues related to IT security and is organizer of events and conferences. TeleTrusT is a non-profit association, whose objective is to promote information security professionalism, raising awareness and best practices in all domains of information security. TeleTrusT is carrier of the "European Bridge CA" (EBCA), the IT expert certification schemes "TeleTrusT Information Security Professional" (T.I.S.P.) and "TeleTrusT Professional for Secure Software Engineering" (T.P.S.S.E.) and provides the trust seal "IT Security made in Germany". The association is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.


Bitkom (Bundesverband Informationswirtschaft, Telekommunikation und neue Medien e. V.) is the digital association of Germany, founded in 1999 as a merger of individual industry associations in Berlin. Bitkom is a large, powerful network that brings together the best minds and companies in the digital world. It organizes a permanent exchange between specialists and managers and provides its members with platforms for cooperation among themselves and for contact with important customers. IFASEC GmbH. participates in the Security Policy Working Group.


nrw.uniTS is the organizational heart for all ITS companies in NRW: Our main focus lies above all in the advancement of cooperation. nrw.uniTS organizes, coordinates and expedites contacts, knowledge, projects and also activities that cannot be stemmed by sole traders alone but that are of use for themselves and others. On the one hand, this concerns networking and, on the other hand, it increases the cross sector attentiveness for the topic of IT security. The cooperative work of university and industry guarantees the connection of applied top level research with action-oriented entrepreneurship. With our broad-ranging competencies we create short pathways to potential business partners, develop market places, and support technologies and product innovations.

Allianz für Cyber-Sicherheit

With the Alliance for Cyber Security, founded in 2012, the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is pursuing the goal of achieving greater cyber security in Germany and strengthening its resistance against cyber attacks. More than 2,700 participating companies and institutions are currently members of the alliance.

IT-service companies as well as IT-manufacturers are equally represented in the network as user companies of all sizes and industries. This diversity is an important guarantee for a rich exchange of IT expertise from which all participants benefit.



The Deutschland sicher im Netz e.V. , or DsiN, is a non-profit association which promotes online security awareness among consumers and companies in Germany. It was established in 2006 as part of the first national IT summit of the German Federal Government. The Federal Minister of the Interior is patron of the association. DsiN offers comprehensive information in a wide range of themes such as secure online shopping, sensible Internet surfing, secure online payment methods, botnets, and much more.