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ViaSat receives cybersecurity software contract

1st September 2017 - 02:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Tactical Local Area Network (TACLAN) Field Computing Device - Wearable (FCD-W) platform is to be protected by ViaSat’s cybersecurity software, the company announced on 28 August.

ViaSat will provide its Mobile Dynamic Defense (MDD) cybersecurity software to protect and secure the platform, to ensure sensitive information hosted on the end user device is continually checked and protected from compromise - even if the device is disconnected from infrastructure or the remote management system.

ViaSat and iGov are working with the US government to enable future platform and mission capabilities for the TACLAN FCD-W programme, which is designed for the dismounted soldier and incorporates a suite of situational awareness and digitally aided close air support applications.

Ken Peterman, president, government systems, ViaSat, said: ‘Protecting sensitive information stored and accessed on mobile devices at the tactical edge has been a major challenge for US government agencies in the thick of battle.

‘Our investments in the commercial markets allow us to quickly and cost-effectively bring products, like the ViaSat MDD mobile device cybersecurity platform, to government and military agencies - ensuring warfighters have the latest mobility solutions without the fear of jeopardizing confidential government policy, information or device integrity.’

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