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Speedcast launches SIGMA Gateway Xtreme to deliver extreme reliability and redundancy

(6 November 2017 - Speedcast International) Speedcast International has announced the release of 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.

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 virtualized server environments to the Maritime market,” said Tim Bailey, Executive Vice President, Products, Marketing, & Business Development, Speedcast. “We’re excited to be able to offer even better reliability and redundancy with the launch of SIGMA Gateway Xtreme. SIGMA Gateway Xtreme demonstrates Speedcast’s commitment to innovation and to delivering market-leading products that bring value to our customers.”

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 virtualized 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, making it ideal for critical or high-availability requirements.

About Speedcast International Limited

Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs. With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. Speedcast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government.