CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it received a 2018 Platinum 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Award from American Security Today magazine. Viasat received a coveted 'ASTORS' award—Best Cybersecurity Program for Government and Military Organizations—on November 14, 2018 at the International Security Conference & Expo East (ISC East) in New York City.
The 'ASTORS' program is specifically designed to honor distinguished government and vendor solutions that deliver enhanced value, benefits and intelligence to end users in a variety of government, homeland security and public safety vertical markets. Viasat was selected to receive a Platinum 'ASTORS' award based on its forward-looking approach to cybersecurity services for government and military customers.
"As the nation continues to respond to escalating threats from home and abroad, the innovative solutions being implemented to meet those threats have led to tremendous growth in the field of Homeland Security," said Michael Madsen, co-founder and publisher of American Security Today. "The United States is increasingly focused on protecting a range of networks and they are calling on innovative companies like Viasat to help them do so."
"'ASTORS' nominations are evaluated on their technical innovation, interoperability, specific impact within the category, overall impact to the industry, relatability to other industry technologies and application feasibility outside of the industry," according to Tammy Waitt, co-founder and editorial director of American Security Today. "Viasat was selected by American Security Today based on its extensive cybersecurity experience and industry leading methods that allow the Company to secure some of the nation's most sensitive networks."
"As cyber-threats continue to advance, it is critical our nation's most sensitive networks remain secure across the battlespace, whether on land, in the air or at sea," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. "We are honored to be recognized for our cybersecurity achievements in American Security Today magazine's distinguished 2018 'ASTORS' Awards program. This award is a testament to our extensive experience securing classified, commercial and government networks, as well as our growing portfolio of cybersecurity solutions that enable Viasat to defend against malicious actors threatening the safety of our nation and allied forces globally."
Viasat has been securing government and military networks for more than 25 years, preventing millions of attacks weekly from reaching end-users and automatically mitigating against attacks. For more about Viasat's cybersecurity solutions, visit the Company website here.
About American Security Today American Security Today (AST), the New Face in Homeland Security™, is the premier digital media platform in the U.S. Homeland Security and Public Safety Industry, focused on breaking news and in-depth coverage of the newest initiatives and hottest technologies in physical & IT security on the market today. AST highlights the most cutting-edge and forward-thinking security solutions across a wide variety of media products delivered daily, weekly and monthly to over 75,000 qualified government and security industry readers, essential to meeting today's growing security challenges to Secure our Nation, One City at a Time™.
About Viasat Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.