Secure Mobile Device Technology from ViaSat Delivered to U.S. Marine Corps
Trusted hand-held commercial devices available now for network pilots or trials
CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command has taken delivery of off-the-shelf mobile devices with advanced information security engineered by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). The USMC is now beginning evaluation of this first production delivery of 150 protected mobile devices on a beta service network. The new secure mobile system will be available on any Android device, and multiple carrier service pilots are scheduled to begin this fall.
While this development is for government unclassified and classified use, the ViaSat system is based entirely on commercial technology and is designed to provide secure communication of sensitive information for any government or commercial customer. The technology creates a virtual secure environment on standard android devices, enabling a highly trusted platform for secure enterprise extension to the mobile network.
"We've delivered this secure virtualization in a standard android device to enable a highly-trusted platform for the mobile enterprise," said Jon Korecki, executive director of Secure Network Systems at ViaSat. "Now we're at work on integrating these protected commercial devices into a variety of carrier networks and managed services."
ViaSat cyber and information security for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) smartphones and tablets adds three key protection benefits:
- Secure communications over 3G/4G/LTE cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
- Secure storage of sensitive data.
- Protection against malware attacks.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 2,500 mobile platforms, including Yonder Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,900 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
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 secure mobile system availability. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: the ability to successfully implement ViaSat's business plan for broadband satellite services on ViaSat's anticipated timeline or at all; the ability to successfully develop, introduce and sell new technologies, products and services; reduced demand for products as a result of continued constraints on capital spending by customers; changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers; reliance on a limited number of third parties to manufacture and supply ViaSat's products; increased competition and other factors affecting the communications and defense industries generally; the effect of adverse regulatory changes on ViaSat's ability to sell products and services; and ViaSat's dependence on a limited number of key employees. 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.
Exede and Yonder are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
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