October 21, 2014
Satcom Direct adds proactive security threat monitoring to SkyShield service
Available in the first quarter of 2015, the upgraded SkyShield now will provide five levels of data filtering, adding security to Internet connections. SkyShield presently allows customers to control their in-flight Internet usage by blocking unneeded network traffic that slows down connections and increases data costs. SkyShield allows customers to stop certain software processes and applications that use large amounts of data, such as program or software updates that run in the background, streaming audio and video websites, and social media feeds. Satcom Direct has expanded this service to provide proactive security threat monitoring. Customers can opt-in to the monitoring which includes 24/7 notification of threats against or from the customer’s devices on-board the aircraft, vessel or mobile terminal.