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Singtel to provide cyber-security to maritime industry via Inmarsat

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Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has entered into a strategic partnership with Inmarsat to enhance maritime cyber-security using Trustwave's Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution.

SINGAPORE Telecommunications (Singtel) has entered into a strategic partnership with Inmarsat to enhance maritime cyber-security using Trustwave's Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution.

Trustwave, which was recently acquired by Singtel, is the cyber-security arm of the telco. It will provide the software-based UTM service to be integrated with Inmarsat hardware onboard ships, to protect data and reduce cyber risk for maritime companies.

According to Singtel, the UTM service offers a suite of cyber-security defences, such as advance firewall, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and Web filtering, which is backed by global round-the-clock support.

It will be delivered through Fleet Xpress, a high-speed broadband solution for maritime and offshore operators, available from a single communications provider.

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Andrew Lim, Singtel's managing director for Business Group, Group Enterprise, said the partnership with Inmarsat is important as it marks the first phase in rolling out Singtel cyber-security services for Inmarsat, starting with maritime.

"Shipping still moves about 90 per cent of the world's trade, hence the maritime industry is a significant backbone of the global supply chain.

"As maritime systems become more digital, it is imperative for the industry to protect data onboard ships against all forms of cyber attacks. Our partnership with Inmarsat will provide maritime companies with a cyber security solution to meet rapidly evolving cyber threats, globally," he added.

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