Telenor Satellite Services
, a subsidiary of Telenor of Norway previewed Terralink Secure, the first in a series of secure networking value added services to enable users to more effectively monitor and filter security attacks and unwanted Internet content over satellite communications.
Telenor currently anticipates commercial launch of this new secure service during the second quarter of 2007. Terralink Secure is designed to stop unwanted traffic and content coming from the Internet to a user's satellite terminal before the content enters the satellite portion of the end-to-end connection. Terralink Secure\ differs from client-installed firewalls and security programs running on the\ user's PC, which can stop unwanted traffic after it has passed over the satellite portion of the connection. As a network based service, Terralink Secure results in a more efficient use of the satellite link both in terms of throughput and cost.