Speedcast integrates Cydome cyber security on network management platform

Satcom service provider Speedcast has launched a new addition to its SIGMA network management platform, integrating cybersecurity technology from Cydome.

The new application can be used to manage compliance with a US Presidential Executive Order issued earlier this year requiring mandatory reporting of cyber incidents, as well as new International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) regulations beginning in July 2024, and the European Union’s Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2) beginning in October 2024.

The cyber application offers real time detection and protection, connected to a managed security operations centre (SOC) service. The system provides real-time monitoring fleet-wide, AI-based threat detection, continuous vulnerabilities scanning, and security information and event management (SIEM), while Cydome’s SOC service provides monitoring and handling, periodic vulnerability assessment and regulatory audits and certifications.

A single dashboard offers risk scores for each vessel, risk and compliance scores for the entire fleet and the ability to drill down to any vessel’s alerts, events, IT and OT assets and their vulnerabilities.

Speedcast’s SD-WAN powered SIGMA platform provides bandwidth optimisation and the capability to run applications in virtual machines on-network. The new cyber offering runs on SIGMA hardware installed onboard and at fleet headquarters, as well as on customer-managed virtual machines. It will be available as a native virtual machine service within the SIGMA platform later this year.

“Our partnership with Cydome adds best-in-class cybersecurity protection and compliance as a seamless component of our SIGMA platform. SIGMA is known as a market-leading solution for seamless, multi-path connectivity, but the platform offers more than advanced communications capabilities,” said Dee Schwalb, Chief Product Officer at Speedcast.

“Partnering with customers, we’ve identified edge solutions that can accelerate remote operations and we’ve layered on those services as applications to the SIGMA platform. These specialised applications cover everything from data management needs, to supporting crew welfare, and now cyber security.”

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