“Cybercrime is an inevitable downside of the digital economy, on land or at sea,” said Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President Safety and Security. “Other maritime cybersecurity offerings we have seen address only part of the threat or some of the management issues. Inmarsat’s new Fleet Secure service provides an all-inclusive, real-time managed monitoring service . . . The threats from cyberattack demand robust technical solutions, network integrity, operational and training support, and raised awareness across the maritime sector.”
The firm says that Fleet Secure complements the strengths of its own satellite and ground network. Inmarsat is also involved in setting global standards for cybersecurity at sea through its support for a working group set up by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS).
Editor’s note: Dutch vendor Port-IT contests Inmarsat’s assertion that Fleet Secure is the first UTM and monitoring service for the maritime industry. Port-IT has developed its own full security package formaritime vessels, called Port-IT Vanir, in collaboration with WatchGuard. Port-IT Vanir launched in late August.