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Thuraya partners with CYSEC for enhanced satellite cybersecurity solutions

by Sophie Jenkins

London, UK (SPX) Apr 30, 2024

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the UAE’s Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, has announced a partnership with CYSEC to enhance cybersecurity and encryption for its data service customers.

Revealed at the Satellite 2024 conference in Washington D.C., the collaboration integrates CYSEC’s ARCA SATCOM solution into Thuraya’s data services, promising unmatched cyber protection. This integration is pivotal for industries requiring reliable and secure data services shielded from the risk of data loss.

Thuraya has validated the solution across its network, confirming compliance with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) in the USA.

ARCA SATCOM, designed specifically for satellite data communications, boosts data transmission by incorporating advanced encryption technologies. This enhancement fortifies Thuraya’s network, facilitating secure and efficient encrypted data transmission without affecting connectivity or performance. The solution supports various sectors, including government, remote enterprises, heavy industries, utilities, military, and secure IoT deployments, offering flexible encryption options tailored to different satellite network use cases.

Sulaiman Al Ali, Chief Commercial Officer of Yahsat, commented, “We are delighted to announce CYSEC as our latest satellite communications security partner, reflecting our determination to push innovation and value to the next level. By adding CYSEC’s powerful ARCA SATCOM technology to our existing suite of data services, customers will have the peace of mind to know that their data is safe, secure, and based on the highest industry standards. We have chosen to work with CYSEC because its solution is specifically designed for satellite-based communications, ensuring it will work seamlessly across our networks.”

Patrick Trinkler, Chief Executive Officer of CYSEC, stated, “Our new partnership with Thuraya demonstrates the enhanced performance and cybersecurity capabilities of ARCA SATCOM. Once deployed, customers can use the system safely knowing that their data is protected to the strictest standards. ARCA SATCOM is the first solution designed for satellite communications security, which means it can be seamlessly added to a network and begin operating without any service disruption.”

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