CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced it was awarded a production contract to provide ViaSat Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software to protect and secure Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field Computing Device – Wearable (FCD-W) platforms. Using the information assurance (IA) 'Defense in Depth' model where multiple layers of security controls and countermeasures are woven together, the ViaSat MDD platform ensures sensitive information hosted on the End User Device (EUD) is continually checked and protected from compromise – even if the EUD is disconnected from infrastructure, or the EUD remote management system.
The MDD software addresses mobile device management IA security requirements (e.g. DISA STIG) for tactical deployment. What makes it highly valuable at the tactical edge is its ability to provide the necessary policy enforcement and in-mission configuration flexibility without a connection to a remote management system. This level of security is achieved through self-attestation, event logging and automated threat response. These security features enable the EUD to obtain Authority to Operate (ATO) on a U.S. Government network, even when disconnected from the operations center.
"Protecting sensitive information stored and accessed on mobile devices at the tactical edge has been a major challenge for U.S. Government agencies in the thick of battle," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, ViaSat. "Our investments in the commercial markets allow us to quickly and cost-effectively bring products, like the ViaSat MDD mobile device cybersecurity platform, to government and military agencies – ensuring warfighters have the latest mobility solutions without the fear of jeopardizing confidential government policy, information or device integrity. Further, with ViaSat's cybersecurity MDD software, warfighters have the flexibility to remotely or locally – without live network access – provision and configure devices on-the-fly as a mission changes."
ViaSat is working with iGov, a systems integrator specializing in delivering mission-centric Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) solutions, on this contract. The two companies are working with the U.S. Government to enable future platform and mission capabilities for the TACLAN FCD-W program, which is designed for the dismounted soldier and incorporates a suite of Situational Awareness and Digitally Aided Close Air Support applications, including ATAK, mobileJECL and ATRAX supporting VMF, Link 16, SADL and ANW2.
About ViaSat ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Forward-Looking Statements 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 MDD cyber and information assurance capabilities at the tactical edge, and iGov's ability to execute on their portion of the contract. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: 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 government sector 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.