Viasat Mobile Dynamic Defense Software Integrated into the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition Solution Ecosystem
CARLSBAD, Calif., August 17, 2020 — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today its Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software is now available for the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition (TE) solution. The Viasat MDD platform will ensure sensitive Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. federal government and international Five Eye (FVEY) allied forces information, hosted on the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE device, is continually monitored and protected from compromise—even if the device is disconnected from the military or government operations center.
Viasat’s MDD solution provides advanced cyber protection, information assurance and enhanced mobile management. It works in environments with limited and no network connectivity and has the flexibility to adjust to mission needs at a moment’s notice. By integrating the Viasat MDD software into existing device ecosystems, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE, warfighters at the tactical edge will improve situational awareness and maintain mission effectiveness.
Ken Peterman, president, Government System at Viasat commented, “By embedding Viasat’s MDD cybersecurity platform into the Samsung Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition we are ensuring today’s military personnel, government leaders and high profile business executives are securely connected and ‘mission-ready.’ Our integrated mobile cyber-defense solution enables missions to be completed without the fear of jeopardizing confidential military or government policy, proprietary information or device integrity. Viasat MDD is a critical capability proven to protect device users—whether remote, local or connected to a live network—by allowing them to provision and configure their device as their mission changes.”
“Today’s operators need to make real-time decisions while processing an enormous amount of information across a variety of tactical environments,” said Chris Balcik, vice president of Sales, Federal Government, Samsung Electronics America. “We worked diligently with the industry’s most trusted companies, such as Viasat, to ensure best-in-class software, services and hardware solutions perform with our devices. Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition is a secure mobile device that integrates into advanced systems and enables operators to complete their missions—regardless of location.”
The 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.
Availability of the MDD software on the Galaxy S20 TE
Viasat’s MDD software is now available for integration into the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE ecosystem. Viasat will be able to support the device across multiple carrier networks as well as private 5G SIMs, Wi-Fi 6 and CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) networks.
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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 cyber capabilities at the tactical edge once integrated into the Samsung Galaxy S20 TE device, and Viasat’s ability to provide support across a broad array of networks. 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: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the government sector generally. 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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