Telecommunications companies Singtel (Singapore) and Inmarsat (Britain) are joining forces to strengthen cyber security at sea.
Under the partnership, Trustwave, the cyber security arm of Singtel, will integrate its software-based unified threat management (UTM) solution with Inmarsat's hardware onboard ships to protect data and reduce cyber risk for maritime companies.
The UTM service offers a suite of cyber security defenses, including advance firewall, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and web filtering, backed by global round-the-clock support. It will be delivered through Fleet Xpress, a globally available, high-speed broadband solution for maritime and offshore operators, available from a single communications provider.
According to the two companies, the new maritime cyber security service will be launched in the
second half of 2016.
"Eliminating fragmented network security controls between land-based systems and assets at sea helps customers maintain audit and compliance requirements, while alleviating many of the stresses of managing complex networks," said Trustwave CEO and President Robert J. McCullen. "We look forward to working with Inmarsat to defend international commerce from cyber attacks."
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