Singtel and Inmarsat enter partnership for cybersecurity

06 April 2016 |


Singtel and Inmarsat have entered into a strategic partnership to strengthen maritime cybersecurity.

Singtel’s cybersecurity arm Trustwave will provide the software-based Unified Threat Management (UTM) service to be integrated with Inmarsat hardware onboard ships to protect data and reduce cyber risk for maritime companies. The UTM service is said to provide a suite of cybersecurity defences such as advance firewall, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and web filtering, backed by global round-the-clock support. 

“Our partnership with Inmarsat is important as it marks the first phase in rolling out Singtel cyber security services for Inmarsat; starting with maritime,” said Andrew Lim, managing director of group enterprise at Singtel. 

“Shipping still moves about 90% 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.”

Singtel and Inmarat are expected to launch the cybersecurity service in the second half of 2016.