Cyber security firm IOActive has released a report outlining a potential vulnerability it says it discovered in Inmarsat’s AmosConnect platform that would provide a backdoor into the shipboard system – however, Inmarsat has responded to note that the software version in question was already retired prior to IOActive’s test, and that it has also previously issued a patch to close the vulnerability.
Maritime technology company Dualog, headquartered in Tromsø, Norway, has agreed a deal to provide business e-mail and data management services to 90 vessels operated by Greece-based ship manager Thenamaris.
GTMaritime reports that it has passed the milestone of having its software systems now installed on some 4,500 vessels worldwide, with more than 15 per cent of the installations having been completed since the beginning of May 2017.
Marlink has launched SkyFile Mail 10.1, designed to improve management of e-mail traffic and user accounts through automatic detection and profile automation. The new version is available as a free Over the Air (OTA) update on Marlink’s VSAT and back-up L-band services.
Port-IT has introduced its new Orilla Mail e-mail system, an independently developed application integrated with the company’s existing IRIS anti-virus platform for global multi-engine cyber-security scanning of messages.
GTMaritime has launched GTArchiving, a Cloud-based e-mail archiving platform that can store up to seven years of messages while retaining access for searching across numerous parameters in a matter of seconds.
Communications software company GTMaritime has released details of the level of unwanted e-mail traffic required to be blocked by its cybersecurity applications before being sent over satellite to ships at sea, with some 3.3 per cent of all messages constituting spam or viruses.
Thuraya has launched its new SeaStar product, a circuit switched voice terminal for maritime communications on smaller and regionally operating vessels looking for basic onboard satellite communications.
SpeedCast has announced the official release of SpeedMail Business Unlimited, a new service bundle offering unlimited business e-mail for the maritime industry at a fixed cost.
SpeedCast has launched a new maritime e-mail system called SpeedMail+, based on GTMaritime’s existing e-mail platform, under a partnership agreement between the two companies.
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