GTMaritime takes Cyber Security Award at Smart4Sea EUROPORT 2019

12 November 2019 – Industry-leading data and communications solutions company GTMaritime has won the Smart4Sea Award 2019 for Cyber Security, after a public vote recognised GTMailPlus as the product making the most noteworthy contribution to cyber security in shipping this year.

The prestigious award goes to the organization demonstrating a significant achievement, breakthrough or contribution to any aspect of cyber security. GTMailPlus includes a host of security applications as standard, including Advanced Threat Protection, Anti-Phishing and Continuity to guard against the ever-increasing threat from cyberattack faced by ships at sea.

Collecting the award at a ceremony during Europort 2019 in Rotterdam, GTMaritime Head of Operations Jamie Jones said: “It is known that as many as 72% of shipowners have been victims of a cyber-related incident in the last 12 months and cyber threats can have very real consequences – extortion and financial loss being in some respects the least damaging outcome. Modern ships depend on computers more and more for safe operation.”

He adds: “We are immensely proud of this recognition, which really goes to our team of developers and other staff who strive every day to stay one step ahead of hackers.”

In the last six months, GTMaritime services have stopped more than 59,500 malware attacks which were unknown to standard antivirus services and halted more than 68,000 known viruses in their tracks. They have also prevented more than 200,000 spam messages clogging up onboard inboxes

With over 20 years of maritime communications experience, the GTMaritime products used to safeguard onboard systems from malicious code are on board some 5,600+ vessels, amounting to nearly one in ten vessels in the global merchant fleet.  Many shipowners have been encouraged to act by IMO’s decision to bring cyber-security under the remit of the ISM code from 2021.


About GTMaritime:

Wherever you are, we are.

  • Over 20 years maritime communications experience
  • 5,500+ vessels & 500+ businesses worldwide trust GTMaritime with their communication solutions
  • Proven 100% service record with no unscheduled downtime
  • 100% malware blocking with over 86,000 malware attacks stopped in the last 12 months
  • Over 5.3m spam messages and 1.7m known viruses blocked in the last 12 months
  • 24-7-365 technical support from ITIL trained engineers
  • Offices in the UK, USA and Singapore along with a global partner network
  • Continuous software development ensures rapid deployment of new functionality, as well providing software updates for vulnerabilities

Since 1998 GTMaritime has been providing a range of technology solutions and services to the maritime industry that serve to enable effective communications over satellite.

We specialise in providing solutions and services that help ensure vessel compliance and business operability 365 days a year, as well as keeping crew in touch with friends and family whilst at sea. All of this is backed up by a market leading infrastructure and unrivalled 24-hour customer support, every day of the year.

Our development team deliver continuous development and enhancement features to ensure our products stay ahead of the ever-growing cyber threats, with silent system enhancements deployed on a weekly basis.

We provide these services from three offices – our head office in the UK and local offices in the USA and Singapore – and increasingly through an established and growing network of resellers and partners around the world.


For further information:

Alexandra Collins​
Marketing Manager, GTMaritime
+44 (0) 1925 818918

Debbi Bonner
Managing Director, JLA Media
+31 (0)6 5263 0122