Insta gains European patent for VPN encryption solution


The continuous advancements and innovations in encryption device technology play an essential role in improving information security in an increasingly complex digital world. Insta Safelink is a VPN solution that was developed for the strong protection of communication for security-critical organisations. Now, the solution’s hardware-based encryption functionality has been issued a patent. The patent was issued by the European Patent Office (EPO) and it is valid in several European countries.

The patent demonstrates a Finnish high-technology company Insta’s long-standing product development and state-of-the-art technological expertise. From the user’s perspective, the functionality enables fast encryption even in large networks with a high security classification. It improves the security and performance of the hardware-based encryption with red/black separation, and it benefits our customers that operate in demanding environments.

– The patented invention is related to the ongoing product development of our security class II (SECRET) encryption device that is a part of the SafeLink VPN product range. Product development is an important way for Insta’s cyber security business to further improve our offering and meet our customers’ changing needs, and we will continue making investments in this area, says Mika Joutsenvirta, Director of Network Security from Insta.

Insta Safe Link is designed for the strong protection of the critical communications
Insta SafeLink is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) solution approved up to security class III by the National Cyber Security Centre of Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom and it is designed for the strong protection of the communication between the units and offices of security-critical organisations.

In the future, the product range will include a security class II (TL II) encryption device. Among others, the solution is used by defence authorities and other authorities as well as by companies with critical communications. The SafeLink range is constantly evolving, and it includes the Insta SafeLink as well as the Insta SafeLink Lite, which was announced earlier this year.