02 November 2021 – Cybersecurity solution provides advanced security monitoring and protection against cyber threats for critical systems
Cydome, the ship-wide cybersecurity solution provider, and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have signed an agreement for Cydome to join the fast-growing group of over 40 Certified Application Providers, to offer a dedicated application for Inmarsat’s Fleet Connect service.
Fleet Connect is a dedicated bandwidth service that provides connectivity independent of the ship owner’s primary bandwidth, allowing Application Providers to have an always-on, or on-demand, two-way communication channel to the vessel.
Cydome will use Fleet Connect to offer its cybersecurity solution to ship owners and managers, enhancing cyber resilience in the maritime industry and extending vessel cyber coverage for critical IT and operating systems onboard.
“Utilising Inmarsat’s dedicated bandwidth and global network extends Cydome’s reach with shipowners and ship managers, enabling advanced fleet protection against cyber piracy. This also allows fleets to better prepare for the maritime cyber regulatory inspections and auditing,” said Nir Ayalon, Cydome CEO.
“We are delighted to be working with an innovative start-up such as Cydome,” said Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Digital Solutions, Inmarsat Maritime. “The Cydome application gives our customers an easy way to monitor their cybersecurity onboard, protect their vessels from current and evolving threats and comply with regulations.”
Cydome, founded by experts in cybersecurity and maritime industries, provides award-winning specialist cybersecurity, specifically designed for the maritime industry. It is unique in its ‘no compromise’ approach to R&D, delivery and support, providing an ‘Always on – always protecting’ solution set. The cutting-edge, plug-and-play solution protects the entire vessel – both IT and OT – and makes intelligent and cost-effective use of the vessel’s existing communications and data packages.
The global risk of cyberattacks on the world’s shipping is increasing in sophistication and complexity and can only be defended against by specialist solutions designed to protect a vessel in remote and hostile locations 24/7. Cydome designed its solution from the outset to protect global shipping and that is exactly what they deliver.
Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.
The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.
Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.