Kongsberg Maritime Introduces New and Ground-Breaking Secure SoftwareApril 2, 2014
Kongsberg Maritime decreases vulnerability to cyber-attacks by introducing new secure remote access software from Netop. At the same time efficiency and productivity increases.
Kongsberg Maritime in Norway, who supplies navigation, automation, training and safety systems for maritime transport and offshore vessels, is now implementing Netop remote control software to establish secure remote access to all vessels with Kongsberg Maritime installations.
Using existing satellite connections, Netop’s new technology, SecureM2M, creates a secure tunnel into Kongsberg Maritime networked devices, easily enabling remote support, troubleshooting, provisioning and asset monitoring without exposing their systems to the public Internet. A fundamental vulnerability to hacker attacks is removed by eliminating the need for open ports and public IP addresses. The need to configure and maintain VPNs to access devices or to provide external access is also eliminated with this new solution.
“Security is, of course, important to us. With this new and ground-breaking secure remote access software from Netop, we decrease vulnerability to cyber-attacks on vessels with Kongsberg Maritime installations”, said Erik Ellingsen, Product Manager, Fleet Management, from Kongsberg Maritime.“With few crew members with IT skills on board most vessels, this software will also increase efficiency and productivity – improving customer satisfaction. Today, we have to handle issues over the phone or send out an engineer on site. Going forward, problem solving on vessels can be handled immediately from shore with no geographic restrictions for our customer support engineers”.
“With an increasing number of cyber-attacks facing any device connected to the Internet, we are very happy to provide Kongsberg Maritime with our new SecureM2M solution” said Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop. “High security, easily enabling remote services to unattended devices, combined with reduced costs and the possibility of providing excellent support to customers is a very exciting combination for many of our customers”.
Kongsberg Maritime deliver systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, safety management, cargo handling, subsea survey and construction, maritime simulation and training, and satellite positioning. Their solutions enhance efficiency and safety throughout the whole maritime technology spectrum and they offer additional competence in providing turnkey engineering services within the shipbuilding and floating production sectors.
Kongsberg Maritime is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG). Kongsberg Maritime has 58 offices in 18 countries.
Netop develops and sells market leading software solutions that enable swift, secure and seamless transfer of video, screens, sounds and data between two or more computers. The company has two business areas: Customer Service and Education.
Used by half of the Fortune 100, Netop’s customer service solutions, including secure remote access and live chat, help businesses provide better customer service, reduce support costs and meet security and compliance standards. In Education, Netop is the world leader in classroom management software, helping teachers in 75 countries make teaching with technology easier and more effective.
Headquartered in Denmark, Netop has offices in the United States, Great Britain, China, Romania and Switzerland. The company sells its solutions to public and private clients in more than 80 countries. Read more at: www.netop.com.
Erik Ellingsen, Product Manager, Kongsberg Maritime, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 90 84 07 16.
Kurt Bager, CEO, Netop Solutions, email@example.com