Marlink has expanded is ITLink portfolio with the addition of ITLink OS Updates, a tool to enable maritime customers to remotely manage updates of their IT operating systems (OS).
The service will help to provide improved first line protection against cyber threats and better performance of PCs and servers by ensuring operating systems have the latest updates and security patches, with status reports available through a shoreside dashboard.
ITLink OS Updates is fully optimised for satellite connectivity, saving around 80% of the data typically consumed when rolling out OS updates to a fleet, the company says.
“Achieving the kind of efficiency gains and compliance reporting required for safer, smarter vessel operations means the full embrace of IT enablement by ship and shore on equal terms,” added Nicolas Furgé, President, Digital, Marlink.
“Owners and ship managers who want to take digitalisation to the next level can use ITLink to secure their remote operations, reduce vessel visits, save costs and let their crew focus on key tasks; it’s a complete solution for smarter shipping.”