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Teekay and NSSLGlobal sign new 4-year maritime satcom contract

NSSLGlobal's Cruise Control+ solution NSSLGlobal's Cruise Control+ solution

Teekay and NSSLGlobal have announced a four-year, multi-million enhanced contract to roll out enhanced communication and entertainment services on more than 100 vessels across Teekay’s fleet.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} NSSLGlobal will deliver upgraded bandwidth capability and install its new virtualised Cruise Control+ appliance and CrewVision.

Cruise Control+ upgrade will provide Teekay with a complete end-to-end solution for the seamless integration of communications, entertainment and IT services on board its vessels. CrewVision is a crew entertainment service that provides live news, and the latest films, sports and TV programmes, which all work efficiently over a satellite connection without affecting the vessel’s bandwidth.

Teekay will also benefit from new security features, including an embedded VPN, an integrated Unified Threat Management (UTM) with enhanced Layer 7 firewall, gateway anti-virus, deep packet inspection, intrusion detection and prevention capabilities.

A SIEM and Log Management capability, which ensures network security logs are centrally notified, monitored and reported, will enhance cybersecurity control, overview, and management of all devices being connected to Teekay’s vessel networks.

Core operational and performance data is provided through INSIGHT, a single state-of-the-art intuitive Management Overview Portal. INSIGHT was developed specifically with Teekay to track its VSAT IP@SEA service 24/7 across the fleet and per vessel.

INSIGHT allows Teekay to instantly filter its business-critical data to manage its large fleet. Each vessel’s VSAT status, UTM Layer 7 traffic, data usage and billing, can be viewed instantly in real-time via a central dashboard.

Deborah Sloan, contract/category specialist, Strategic Development, Teekay, said: “As a communications partner to Teekay for 15 years, NSSLGlobal has developed a hugely valuable understanding of our business and have proven their ability to deliver a robust and flexible service that continues to exceed expectations and to plan for future requirements. The cybersecurity assurance and IT managed services provided by the Cruise Control+ upgrade will help us to eliminate some of the challenges created by digitalisation and give us more freedom to focus on each vessel’s operational and crew welfare priorities.”

Sally-Anne Ray, CEO, NSSLGlobal, added: “Digitalisation and cybersecurity is now an everyday reality for Teekay and we’re extremely proud that NSSLGlobal will continue to play a key role in Teekay’s ability to manage all vessel comms, safety, security and crew welfare benefits for the next four years.” 

The new contract cements the longstanding relationship between NSSLGlobal and Teekay dating back to 2004.{/mprestriction}

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