CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, proudly announced today it has been selected as a finalist in this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News. ViaSat was recognized as a finalist in the Technologies/Cybersecurity category.
ViaSat was selected as a finalist for its innovative project known as Cyber intrusion Auto response and Policy Management System (CAPMS), which is part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) grant study. The project leverages ViaSat's trusted networking platform, and bundles encryption, cyber sensors and real-time visualization to provide utility operators with an actionable view of their operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) network security. The focus of the project is to detect cyber-attacks across distributed networks and enable utilities to automatically respond to threats as predetermined by their cybersecurity policies.
"We worked with two leading U.S. energy companies and successfully applied policy-based automated responses to improve real-time protection of energy transmission and distribution networks from cyber-attacks," said Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer, Government Systems Division, ViaSat. "Being recognized as a finalist in the Fierce Innovation Award–Energy Edition is an honor and a testament to the cybersecurity work we are doing to make our nation's smart grid more resilient and secure."
Finalists' applications were reviewed by an exclusive panel of executives from major North American utilities including CenterPoint Energy, Duke Energy, Ameren Corporation, San Diego Gas & Electric, Iberdrola USA, Commonwealth Edison, and PECO. Full profiles of the judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/energy/2015#our_judges.
All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, compatibility with existing networks, end-user customer experience, and overall level of innovation.
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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.
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