Oct 02, 2018
Viasat Releases New Security Capabilities for Global Naval Forces
Viasat's Mobile Dynamic Defense Cybersecurity Software Will Provide Added Security for Smartphones and Tablets Deployed for Tactical Use at Sea
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- (DEFSEC Atlantic 2018) Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it has made new security capabilities available for U.S. and international Five Eyes (FVEY) naval forces. Viasat introduced its integrated Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software for use at sea to securely capture and distribute sensitive data to onshore counterparts, and defend against rapidly evolving cyber threats during a maritime mission.
MDD is highly valuable for maritime platforms because of its ability to provide the necessary policy enforcement and in-mission configuration flexibility without a connection to a remote management system by using the information assurance "Defense in Depth" model, which weaves together multiple layers of security controls and countermeasures. This model enables the Viasat MDD platform to ensure sensitive information hosted on the end user device (EUD) is continually checked and protected from compromise – even if the EUD is disconnected from the military operations center.
"Hackers are increasingly looking to compromise mobile devices as a way to gain access to classified government and military data," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. "By providing Viasat's MDD software, naval personnel now have the ability to provision and configure devices as a mission changes—which can help secure highly-sensitive mission information and defend against emerging cyber threats—even at sea."
MDD software is an integral component of Viasat's comprehensive cybersecurity platform, which analyzes terabits of data across commercial and government networks on a daily basis to defend against some of the world's most sophisticated cyber threats. Viasat currently offers secure, high-speed and resilient SATCOM-enabled services via its Hybrid Adaptive Network concept for a range of U.S. and FVEY military operations.
Viasat's MDD security capabilities are now authorized for purchase by naval and maritime customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit: https://www.viasat.com/mobile-enterprise-security
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about the MDD cybersecurity and information assurance capabilities for maritime platforms. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: software defects and technologies that do not perform according to expectations. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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Viasat, Inc. Contacts, Jamie Clegg, Public Relations, Viasat Government Systems, +1 760-893-3609, James.Clegg@viasat.com or June Harrison, Investor Relations, +1 760-476-2633, IR@viasat.com