Inmarsat Launches Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management

UTM is a standard option to protect against cyberattacks on Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service.
Inmarsat’s new Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management (UTM) helps protect superyacht networks from cyberattacks. Courtesy Inmarsat

Inmarsat, which makes mobile satellite communications systems for yachts, has launched Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management.

UTM is a standard option on Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service to protect superyacht networks against cyberattacks. It adds to other cybersecurity options the company offers, including Fleet Secure Endpoint and Fleet Secure Cyber Awareness Training.

Inmarsat developed UTM in partnership with maritime cybersecurity specialist Port-IT. It combines multiple network security tools in a single application.

New solutions are needed, the company says, because data use on board has tripled since the onset of the pandemic. All that extra data use creates what Inmarsat calls a “growing superyacht network surface area” for cyberattacks that can affect onboard control systems.

Fleet Secure UTM capabilities can include gateway antivirus software, intrusion detection and prevention, web-content filtering and application control. All users of Fleet Secure UTM get asset management, alerting and reporting capability that fully aligns with International Maritime Organization 2021 compliance on cybersecurity risk management.

Bronze, silver and gold versions of Fleet UTM are available. Gold users can access advanced scanning based on artificial intelligence for malicious codes beyond known signatures to block zero-day attacks.

Does Fleet Secure UTM have its own security portal? Yes. It lets users monitor traffic in all connected networks to protect operational technology, Internet of Things and crew communications, among others.

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