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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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  • Christian Knerr
    Director Sales & Channel, Board Member
    Christian Knerr leads the areas of sales, channels and partners at SCUDOS. He is a member on IFASEC’s Board of Directors, where he leads SCUDOS’s go-to-market strategy. Mr. Knerr oversees all SCUDOS’ sales related activities,...
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  • Holger Bleul
    Chief Technical Officer
    As CTO, Holger Bleul leads and builds both SCUDOS’ development, engineering and support teams. Mr. Bleul oversees the transition from product strategy to implementation. He creates a technical vision for the company, defines SCUDOS...
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  • Uriel Cohen
    Director Product Management & Strategy
    Uriel Cohen leads both the Product Management and Product Marketing for SCUDOS. He is the unifying force behind SCUDOS’ product vision and roadmap, as well as responsible for recreating SCUDOS brand. Together with the executive board, he...
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  • Imke Steffes
    Head of Human Resources & Organization
    Imke Steffes leads human resources, finance and administration, spearheading SCUDOS’ culture of putting people first and bringing innovation into business processes. Mrs. Steffes is responsible for HR strategy, personnel planning and...
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  • 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!