Marlink Launches New ITLink Portfolio
Marlink has announced the launch of ITLink, a complete portfolio of IT solutions for standardizing, simplifying and automating IT operations at sea and delivering substantial time and cost savings related to on board network IT administration and management through advanced dashboard and intelligent applications.
The ITLink suite is designed to service the maritime industry as a standalone service with fleet wide standardization and digitalization for ship owners. This is more important than ever to ensure to take all the advantages of remote IT intervention onboard, 24/7 monitoring of onboard IT environment and increase the level of compliance with reference to upcoming regulations such as IMO2021 and TSMA version 3. ITLink also provides deep transparency via an IT-specific advanced online dashboard, which includes continuously updated PC and server status information.
ITLink is available standalone or fully integrated with Marlink’s global multi-band Sealink network and the XChange centralized communications management system. Crucially, it can also relieve Marlink customers of the time-consuming and stressful task of updating onboard networks and applications. Automated updates can reduce the time to secure, i.e., thousands of onboard PCs on a fleet with more than 100 vessels to a few days, while manual updates are known to be problematic and can take several months for a similar number of PCs. More than1,000 ships are already saving time and money on IT updates using Marlink’s IT automation services.
ITLink is offered in three levels; Design, Deliver and Manage. In the initial Design phase, Marlink’s expert team will identify elements to standardize and automate to ensure the highest levels of maritime IT compliance and work with them to organize a scalable, adaptable, automated and cost-effective vessel IT environment. The Deliver phase, meanwhile, will ensure that clients take benefit of Marlink’s efficient large-scale delivery capabilities on both It and connectivity. Finally, the Manage phase provides high-quality fleet management which simultaneously protects clients’ IT environments with a range of maintenance services. Each phase is ring-fenced with Marlink’s cyber security expertise, bolstered with a comprehensive suite of solutions from the company’s Cyber Guard portfolio.
Marlink is launching the ITLink portfolio at the Nor-Shipping 2019 in Lillestrøm, Norway, 4-7 June 2019.