"The Codenomicon tools are amazing. Using them is like being attacked by the most relentless adversary who uses every possible method to find flaws in your code

We fixed subtle crash bugs in Samba that had been in the code for over ten years. We would never have found those bugs without the Codenomicon tools.

If you're serious about implementing protocols correctly, you need the Codenomicon tools."

-- Jeremy Allison,
   Co Creator of Samba


History and Overview

Founded in 2001, the company was spun out of the successful PROTOS test tools research of the Oulu University Secure Programming Group. Years later, the world-proven Codenomicon DEFENSICS platform remains unmatched in its ability to quickly find quality, resiliency and security flaws within the broadest array of applications. Thousands of developers and security analysts across telecommunications, networking, manufacturing, financial services and defense industries rely on Codenomicon to reduce costly reputation, quality and compliance risks.



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Headquartered in Oulu, Finland and Silicon Valley, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, the company markets its testing software and services directly and through international partners. Codenomicon’s customers include Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Verizon, NSN, Huawei, and T-Systems among many others. The company is privately held with investments from Verdane Capital and Prime Technology Ventures.

Codenomicon's objective is to ensure the security and robustness of any application or service implementation. Development and security personnel in a lab or staged environment use Codenomicon DEFENSICS to fortify quality and security assurance – quickly, easily and reliably. The test software offers a systematic blackbox and negative test methodology uniquely capable of revealing un-desired behavior and issues in protocol implementations. Codenomicon teams its patent-pending Protocol Modeling Engine and Attack Simulation Engine with the industry’s broadest protocol support covering network, wireless, and digital media. Thousands of pre-built, highly targeted and well-documented test cases allow users to start seeing results as soon as the platform is connected to the target system – accelerating time-to-value.

In short, if a product or service under test passes DEFENSICS inspection – risk management and quality assurance is strong.

Codenomicon test tools benefit all actors in the software, networking, service provider and defense industry. Developers can cut development and maintenance costs dramatically by catching bugs early on during the software development lifecycle. Operators can test and compare software from different vendors and provide leverage for fixing any outstanding bugs. Enterprises and independent test labs can test the robustness of prospective or already-purchased software to provide insights for purchase decisions or risk analysis.


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