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GTMaritime updates GTDeploy to support cyber protection

Jamie Jones, operations director, GTMaritime. Jamie Jones, operations director, GTMaritime.

GTMaritime has launched the latest version of GTDeploy to support businesses as they tighten maritime cyber security processes.

Patch management is a vital part of cyber security protection and GTDeploy enables shipowners and operators to send and install software updates and security patches remotely. Identifying and addressing gaps in software security reduces the attack risk, leaving fewer potential entry points for hackers to exploit.

The latest version of GTDeploy features a number of updates including a brand-new interface to enhance user experience (UX) and a revised workflow which better aligns with customer’s needs. UX updates include a new search function to simplify navigation and easier viewing of system resource information such as disk space, hardware, network and OS details.

To enhance the deployment of fleet-wide software updates, the revised GTDeploy features:

  • Automation to allow software deployment management to be rules-based and installations across a fleet to be based on customised criteria
  • One-click deployment and installation
  • A new ‘attributes’ function which has replaced tagging to enable targeted distribution of software updates
  • Abstract tagging has also been replaced with customised attributes for vessels and workstations

“When it comes to cyber security, just one piece of out-of-date software can put a vessel at risk of a cyber attack. Software updates are vital to patch security holes, fix and remove bugs and add new features to improve operations,” said Jamie Jones, operations director at GTMaritime.

“GTMaritime continuously monitors the evolving cyber security landscape and we proactively develop our solutions to provide customers with the greatest level of cyber protection. The latest version of GTDeploy provides customers with greater control over software updates. The redesigned user interface, and new automation and customisable functions have simplified the process to make the deployment of updates even easier to ensure continued fleet-wide security.”

Designed specifically for the maritime industry with the demands of satellite connectivity in mind, GTDeploy operates over the company’s secure data transfer platform FastNet which provides additional security while optimising data streams between ship and shore.

Managed via the FastNet dashboard, GTDeploy requires no user interaction as it installs, uninstalls and updates programmes in the background. Software installed by GTDeploy can also be automatically updated when a newer version is available.

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