World-Link expands its ShipSecure platform

IT and Communications, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology — By on March 2, 2018 at 10:52 AM

Asad Salameh, President
World-Link Communications

Framingham, Ma. February 27th, 2018: World-Link Communications has taken its ShipSecure maritime cyber security platform to the next level by integrating a full suite of services it says will deliver the next generation of cyber security demanded by the world’s fleets.

ShipSecure is a multi-layered fleet security management system that is designed to protect, monitor, and control the global fleet security network from a single management portal. It can offer real time visibility of threats and protection, and the ability to control the total onboard security infrastructure end-to-end from the internet to the PC.

But the addition of new modules mean ship owners and managers can benefit from a cyber security system that truly has its finger on the pulse.

“Building on our highly successful ShipSat platform, we deploy virtual machine and cloud-based technologies to integrate onboard unified threat management (UTM) devices and sensors, alongside CISCO’s latest threat intelligence cloud based services to deliver an end-to-end maritime cyber security platform,” said Asad Salameh, President of World-Link Communications.

“Integrating with CISCO technologies allows us to offer our customers access to the latest global threat intelligence and the latest in Next Generation IPS/IDS firewalls,” he stressed.

ShipSecure delivers policy-based protection, real-time and historical data analysis, and the management tools necessary to overview the cyber security paradigm of a fleet. By collecting data from onboard security sensors, anti-virus and anti-malware software, and onboard network firewalls, a security IT manager can identify threats across the fleet, isolate the problem area, and take immediate remedial action to minimize the effect of any threat or breach.

In June of last year, World-Link launched ShipNet, a fleet vulnerability management system, that gives fleet IT managers access to all of their vessels’ networks. Using the system, the IT manager can measure and rate an individual vessel’s critical vulnerabilities, as well as suggest remedial action to resolve those vulnerabilities. ShipNet tests against a continuously updated database of more than 50,000 vulnerabilities.

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