On the sidelines of London International Shipping Week, Inmarsat showcased its new Fleet Secure service, the industry’s first fully-managed service to detect vulnerabilities, respond to threats and protect ships from cyber attacks.
In particular, Fleet Secure is a Unified Threat Management (UTM) and monitoring service that offers a 24/7 response to cybercrime, detecting external attacks via satellite, while also protecting networks from intrusion via infected USB sticks and crew devices connected to the onboard LAN.
“Cybercrime is an inevitable downside of the digital economy, on land or at sea,” says Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President Safety and Security, Inmarsat Maritime.
The UTM, powered by Singtel subsidiary Trustwave, is available in a choice of three service levels. Service levels include a fully-managed ‘Gold’ standard, with real-time threat monitoring and analysis, including immediate notifications to the operator with high severity level security threats followed up by telephone to escalate threat management.
‘Silver’ level includes daily review and threat analysis, and ‘Bronze’ level enables users to self-check the vessel’s network status via an online portal. The UTM combats viruses and blocks access to unsafe websites, isolating an infected area of the network to prevent it from spreading to other systems onboard.