KVH Introduces New Enterprise-grade Cybersecurity and Email Services for Mariners

January 19, 2023 at 7:00 AM EST

KVH Managed Firewall and Cloud Email value-added services available to commercial fleets to enhance maritime connectivity using KVH TracNet and TracPhone solutions

MIDDLETOWN, R.I., Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), introduces two new value-added services for commercial vessels and fleets: KVH Managed Firewall, providing an added level of protection against cyber threats; and KVH Cloud Email, a reliable, secure email solution allowing commercial seafarers to send and retrieve email over any available data connection. Both services are compatible with KVH’s TracNet hybrid terminals and TracPhone® VSAT-only terminals.

“The introduction of these two value-added services, KVH Managed Firewall and Cloud Email, reflect KVH’s ongoing commitment to bringing new features and options to our customers. Integrated seamlessly with our innovative TracNet and TracPhone systems, these services offer new benefits and expanded capabilities to improve shipboard operations, fleet efficiency, and crew wellbeing,” says Mark Woodhead, KVH’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

The KVH Managed Firewall Service provides industry-leading Fortinet® cybersecurity to vessels requiring an enhanced level of protection against cyber threats. Designed to complement the terminal-level security found in every TracNet hybrid terminal and TracPhone VSAT-only antenna, the service provides an advanced array of cybersecurity services for a single, all-inclusive monthly subscription per vessel. Services include advanced firewall, basic routing, SD-WAN functionality, application-level controls, IPSEC/SSL VPN capabilities, intrusion detection and prevention, advanced malware protection, web and application filtering, and antispam capabilities. The AC-powered belowdecks unit is compact and designed for easy installation and integration with KVH TracNet and TracPhone terminals.

Fleets seeking to offer secure email access to vessels can quickly deploy the KVH Cloud Email Service to provide vital connectivity, allowing users to stay in touch with loved ones on shore, receive business communications, and manage personal affairs both at sea and in port. The service stores emails in a secure cloud-based mailbox (10 GB storage per user) and automatically blocks spam and malware. The KVH Manager website offers fleet ICT departments secure tools to set up user accounts for each vessel and crew member, manage user access, and monitor data usage. Mariners can use computers, tablets, or smartphones to receive, read, send, and delete emails, and the service supports major email clients including IMAP, POP, and SMTP. The service is available for a single monthly subscription per fleet.

KVH Managed Firewall and KVH Cloud Email are the latest additions to KVH’s growing suite of value-added services for maritime communications, joining popular options such as KVH Elite unlimited streaming, and KVH Link, a leading digital news and entertainment experience for crew wellbeing.

Note to Editors: For more information about KVH’s Managed Firewall and Cloud Email services, please visit kvh.com. High-resolution images of KVH products are available at the KVH Press Room Image Library, kvh.com/Press-Room/Image-Library.

About KVH Industries, Inc.
KVH Industries, Inc., is a global leader in mobile connectivity, content, and value-added services with innovative technology designed to enable a mobile world. KVH develops, manufactures, and provides maritime communication hardware and services worldwide. Founded in 1982, the company has more than a dozen offices around the globe with research, development, and manufacturing operations based in Middletown, RI.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the expected benefits to KVH customers of the KVH Managed Firewall and KVH Cloud Email services, the degree of security offered by cybersecurity functions, and the ease of using the new services. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to: unanticipated technical and other challenges that arise with the services; unanticipated technical or legal delays with the services; customer and strategic partner responses; potential future changes to the pricing or other terms; and potential unforeseen costs or expenses of providing the products and services. Certain of these and other risk factors are discussed in more detail in KVH’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on December 6, 2022. Copies are available through KVH’s Investor Relations department and website, https://ir.kvh.com. KVH does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.

KVH, TracNet, TracPhone, TracVision, KVH ONE, NEWSlink, and SPORTSlink are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.

For further information, please contact:
Chris Watson
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
KVH Industries, Inc.
Tel: +1 401-845-2441