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Speedcast launches SIGMA Gateway Xtreme

Nov 07, 2017
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Speedcast International Limited has released the SIGMA Gateway Xtreme, a new network device capable of managing Speedcast’s global Ku VSAT network, Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress network and 4G/LTE services.

The company said in a statement that the SIGMA Gateway Xtreme delivers the ultimate in reliability and redundancy, bringing the performance of Fleet Xpress to a new and unmatched level.

“The launch of SIGMA Gateway earlier in the year was a milestone in bringing secure virtualised server environments to the Maritime market,” said Tim Bailey, Executive vice president, Products, Marketing, & Business Development, Speedcast.

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is designed to withstand harsh Maritime environments, delivering the high availability and performance of Fleet Xpress in a secure and integrated environment. Comprised of fully redundant and duplicated hardware, including solid-state hard drives, multiple fans and remote power management, SIGMA Gateway Xtreme is backed up by multiple automated systems in order to mitigate both hardware and software failures.

The SIGMA Gateway Xtreme cybersecurity protection capabilities are powered by Fortinet and provide the safety of next-generation cybersecurity to the Maritime world via an optional virtualized device onboard. The fully managed service includes content filtering, a Unified Threat Management (UTM) platform and intrusion detection with full reporting capabilities. Customers are able to request unlimited changes to how the device manages their on-board network. By reducing the risk of a cybersecurity incident impacting vessel operations, SIGMA Gateway Xtreme delivers peace of mind to a fleet.

SIGMA Gateway Xtreme provides a secured virtualised environment where a customer or a third party’s virtual machines (VM) can be hosted. SIGMA Gateway Xtreme automatically hosts its VM across both servers, and presents them as a single instance.