World-Link launches ShipSecure to mitigate cyberthreats

(FRAMINGHAM, Mass.) — World-Link Communications has announced the availability of its ShipSecure suite of cyberdefense services. The ShipSecure suite mitigates the cyberthreat against vessels by delivering real-time threat assessment and defense over the satellite data stream.

With access to the latest global threat intelligence information, ShipSecure maintains the integrity of information being transmitted between a vessel and the Internet. Advanced malware and ransomware protection, application awareness, URL and IP filtering, advanced identity control, and network firewalling are but a few of the capabilities of ShipSecure.            

“With enhanced broadband services on board the fleet, the vessel today is as vulnerable to a cyberattack as any office ashore. ShipSecure delivers onboard vulnerability assessment, real-time protection and threat mitigation through a multi-layered approach addressing cyberthreat at each level of a vessel’s network infrastructure. ShipSecure features provide IT and network security managers, complete visibility to the fleet security posture through a number of managed configurations and real-time reporting,” said Asad Salameh president of World-Link Communications. ­­­     

“As an Inmarsat Fleet Xpress VAR, World-Link manages and controls the traffic of its fleet of FX terminals, thus allowing the protection of the data stream before it arrives at or leaves from the vessel. Coupling that with live threat intelligence from world-leading security labs, we are assured of delivering the best protection available in real time to our shipowners and manager clients," he said.

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By Professional Mariner Staff