Believe it or not; it is a fact that about 250.000 new viral threats are being created to steal or damage data on your vessel computers, today.”
The Port-IT Antivirus service
The heightened threat of targeted cyber attacks is prompting the Maritime sector to look for ways to improve network security. Perpetrators continue to devise new ways to exploit the vulnerabilities of your network; protecting critical infrastructures has become a crucial part of business requirements.
Many of the biggest virus threats come from local sources. Files and other data from users are transferred by CD, USB devices and networks; they are the number one infection source for the Maritime industry. To stop incoming infections onshore or via email is no longer enough.
Port-IT is well known for its excellent Antivirus services. You could say it is our “flagship” service. Our highly optimized client solutions provide proactive protection of all vulnerable entry points across the network of your vessel, allowing it to focus on what is important – running your business. It also gained awards for being the fastest response software to new virus threats and the fastest in on demand scanning of your computers.
Protecting your onboard computers with a good Antivirus product can save you hundreds of dollars each year on communication costs!
The Port-IT NOD32 Antivirus service update method
Your protection is only as good as the last update installed.
As a base for our Antivirus services, Port-IT uses the ESET NOD32 Antivirus software. This 4 time award winning Antivirus software utilizes advanced heuristic technologies to provide superior protection from attacks waged by unknown viruses and uses weekly updates to stop known virus variants. ESET’s NOD32 Antivirus has not missed a single in-the-wild virus in the prestigious Virus Bulletin tests and was recognized for top efficiency by the AV-COMPARATIVES.ORG proactive detection and performance tests.
In the design of ESET NOD32, ESET puts emphasis on lightweight yet powerful solutions resulting in almost no decrease of system performance. We continually strive to optimize our products and services, utilizing some of the most advanced technologies on the market.
When internet updates are not available onboard, the challenge is to engineer the optimal solution to ensure a high protection level that will uphold onboard protection, while resolving technical limitations as well as financial requirements.
Given the remoteness of workstations and servers, updates of security software can be a real challenge. Port-IT Antivirus solutions for vessels come with an option for automatic updates from a central point inside your vessel’s network. Setup is easy and small update sizes will minimize expenses as well. All updates are under strict Quality Assurance before they are send to the vessels to prevent possible mistakes made by the Antivirus vendor. The average update size per week is +- 400Kb including engine modifications for the Antivirus software.
For vessels without any network connections Port-IT offers adapted solutions.
Port-IT Hack Demo using Kali Metasploit
The video shows you how easy it is to trick a user to open files and to hack a PC by tools freely available on the internet such as Kali Linux and Metasploit. It shows two commons scenarios in which infection can happen by tricking a user to visit a false webpage or sending a infected attachment.
The Port-IT Antivirus solution comes with a management portal to manage the type and form of updates that your vessels uses. The management portal has a large set of controls to manage the solution for you a short overview of some of the features are
Shifting of Antivirus licenses one vessel to another.
The management portal is standard included with the Antivirus service and will give you the opportunity to get back in control of the onboard used Antivirus software.
We will be happy to tell you all about the Antivirus services and all the functionalities it offers. Don’t hesitate to contact us today
Vessels that have an internet connection, it is even more important to maintain the Antivirus operational with the latest updates as spyware is a growing problem that can take over the control of your computers, steal company sensitive data or lock your computer and encrypt files. For these vessels we offer the option to apply for our hosted Antivirus service.
The hosted Antivirus service is a full managed service. With this Port-IT delivers daily QA updates and monitors the network health and situation. In the event a virus is found, Port-IT will take direct action to quarantine the virus so that the vessels network will not suffer. Port-IT can remotely start a scan, excluding files thus basically control the full Antivirus product.
All delivered updates have gone through thorough tests to make sure a possible error will not occur once the update is made available for the vessel.