Provider of smart digital solutions Marlink, has expanded its ITLink portfolio with the addition of two new service options – Entry Level and Advanced.
The company has rebranded its remote IT solution KeepUp@Sea to ITLink, and further enhanced the suite of solutions with both entry-level and advanced IT solutions. ITLink allows ship operators on shore to centrally manage and update their entire fleets of thousands of PCs in one-go, rather than having to do this one ship at a time and quickly restore any type of software and hardware from backup.
The ITLink Entry-level solutions provide an easy means of reducing the tasks that crew perform for software installations or operating system updates, while providing shore-based staff with a fleetwide overview of IT network security update status to support compliance with IMO2021 cybersecurity regulations.
It helps manage compliance-based challenges without the need for any additional hardware installation, via a cloud-based IT health check dashboard of vessel IT devices and software. OS updates can be processed without the need to send USB sticks or DVDs using Marlink’s XChange smart edge.
The ITLink Advanced solution provides a complete suite of ship IT management features and tools, enabling ship operators to fully manage all aspects of their ships’ IT operations and enforce across all their vessels a clearly defined and standardized IT and cybersecurity policy.
Nicolas Furge, President, Digital, Marlink said:
“Our ITLink solutions are designed to provide an expanded range of options that support management and compliance, from minimum requirements to complete and fully managed IT solutions.”
“By providing a simplified range of solutions for smaller and larger owners or ship managers, we have responded to the need to help them improve efficiency, operate safely and meet compliance with IMO2021.”