Seastar to add cyber security system to 16 bulk carriers

Bulk carrier operator Seastar has begun the rollout of a new cyber security system across its fleet of 16 vessels, in partnership with the company’s satcom provider Navarino.

Seastar began working with Navarino in 2017, since which time it has implemented Inmarsat Fleet Xpress VSAT systems on board its ships, integrated with the Navarino Infinity communications management platform.

Those onboard systems will now be supplemented by the addition of Navarino’s Angel cyber security service, which will be used to protect vessel networks and prevent external actors from impacting ship operations.

The core component of the service is a virtualised Unified Threat Management platform, hosted within the Infinity Plus and Infinity Cube hardware installed on the vessels, Navarino says. Angel also includes capabilities such as web filtering, antivirus protection, intrusion detection and prevention, application control, Honeypot, and ICS/Scada protection.

“‘We are very proud of our excellent partnership with Seastar. As their account manager I am personally very pleased to see that the company is satisfied with both our connectivity solutions and our technology services, and that they are able to use those services to help deliver tangible benefits in their business operations,” adds Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Navarino Account Manager for Seastar.

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