CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Critical infrastructure, such as energy grids or other utility networks, can now be managed and protected with a new security system from ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT). The system is designed to avert or minimize security breaches and ensure continued operation of these networks. The public introduction of ViaSat Critical Infrastructure Security is taking place at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition this week in San Diego.
Using a virtual view of their networks, energy, water, oil and gas, and transportation operations crews can manage security with a mouse click, based on real-time intelligence information. Sensors continually update the information, creating a hierarchical view that operators can use to identify issues, then drill-down to individual nodes to contain or fix them.
"In critical networks like these, the most important thing is to identify the problem quickly and accurately to prevent a major catastrophic event," said Jerry Goodwin, VP and general manager of Information Security Systems at ViaSat. "This system provides a distributed sensor network that enables real-time detection of problems in the network combined with mechanisms to quarantine bad behavior, whether it is caused by malfunctioning equipment, malware, or disgruntled insiders."
This is a new market for ViaSat, but the company has extensive experience in developing products and new technology for the highest levels of information assurance and cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Defense. ViaSat Critical Infrastructure Security is already being deployed by an undisclosed U.S. energy provider.
See the new system at DistribuTech in San Diego (Booth #2146), January 29-31. ViaSat will also be discussing and sharing the results of a recent joint study with Zpryme that explores critical infrastructure security issues.
For more information go to www.viasat.com/critical-infrastructure-security or call 888-ViaSat1.
About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, 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 1,750 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 2,400 people in a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
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 protection against powerful threats. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the information security industry 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.
Yonder is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc. Exede is a registered service mark of ViaSat Inc.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.