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Is It Possible To Stream Netflix, Hulu and Spotify Over VSAT?

On land, you can’t live without them. At sea, they provide entertainment and connectivity. These are your streaming media services—real-time audio and video—and they include an ever-growing list of both free and subscription favorites like Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora and Spotify. They’ve become expected elements of maritime communications and VSAT services, but they also require some smart planning and management strategies.

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Maritime Cyber Security Threat Response and Recovery

With our need for connectivity, we entrust a world of responsibility to computers and programs. In consequence, consulting giant, Deloitte, observed that a single vulnerable device can leave an entire network open to attack.

Maritime communications and VSAT services are no exception. Sometimes, despite the secure routers and nested firewalls, a cyber threat finds a weakness in the system. To retain or regain  control of your ship, you’ll need a thoroughly planned strategy for rapid response and recovery from a cyber attack.

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Protecting Your Ship From Cyber Threats

At sea, danger increasingly presents itself as cyber security threats and attacks on connectivity. Risky behaviors and points of access are endless, from emails, social media and personal devices to password protection, trust and access issues. One security strategy that can help prevent cyber threats is risk reduction.

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Assessing Your Risk of Cyber Security Threat at Sea


Every day, maritime communications networks must balance Internet and intranet, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) for ship operations to run smoothly. With these functions becoming increasingly sophisticated and complexly intertwined, cyber security remains a constant concern as it threatens the data and functionality of a ship.

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Is Airline Connectivity Paralleling Maritime VSAT Adoption?

With the dawn of autonomous, unmanned ships in the future of maritime connectivity and the uptick in VSAT adoption in the aviation industry, it is natural to look at what the two industries can learn from each other.

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