Prosperity Bay Shipping Sails Securely: Marpoint Delivers Effective IT Resilience and Cyber Risk Management

Prosperity Bay, a well reputable shipping company operating a modern fleet of bulk carriers, has chosen to implement Marpoint UNI Virtualization solution and take advantage of Marpoint’s proactive IT Managed Services.

Prosperity Bay, a leading shipping company, prioritized safeguarding their fleet against cyber threats. Their primary concerns involved preventing unauthorized access, data breaches, and disruptions to critical electronic systems. To achieve this, they sought a comprehensive cybersecurity ecosystem that would ensure data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. This ecosystem also needed to provide remote monitoring capabilities for proactive maintenance of network assets.

Marpoint Delivers a Multi-Layered Defense Strategy

Marpoint’s solution addressed Prosperity Bay’s challenges through a series of integrated measures:

  • UNI Virtualization: Marpoint’s advanced UNI Virtualization solution with a triple-cluster node system provides robust protection. Virtual machine replication, incremental backups, and file recovery eliminate single points of failure, ensuring business continuity.
  • Enhanced Endpoint Security: The gradual replacement of older computers with secure, Linux-based thin clients minimizes vulnerabilities in the onboard environment. These thin clients operate under Marpoint’s 24/7/365 monitoring for optimal performance and security.
  • Removable Media Control: Implementation of rules for USB usage on thin clients creates an additional layer of security by restricting access and potential malware infiltration.
  • Optimized Software Patching: Customized and scheduled software patching ensures systems are updated with the latest security fixes, minimizing vulnerabilities while optimizing bandwidth usage and vessel operations, adhering to IMO 2021 regulations.
  • Proactive Network Monitoring: Marpoint’s remote monitoring system proactively identifies potential issues with network assets, allowing for preventive maintenance and minimizing downtime.
  • Streamlined Software Deployment: Marpoint facilitates the deployment of various essential software applications onboard, including crew rest hour software, ERP, CRM, and e-charts.

Partnership Benefits for Prosperity Bay

By partnering with Marpoint, Prosperity Bay gains a multitude of advantages:

  • 24/7/365 Remote Access and Control: Prosperity Bay IT staff has complete control over IT operations with round-the-clock remote access, providing peace of mind for stakeholders.
  • Focus on Business Goals: Marpoint manages technical complexities, allowing Prosperity Bay to focus on core business objectives.
  • Cost Predictability: A tailored service-level agreement with Marpoint ensures predictable costs, eliminating unexpected financial burdens.
  • Enhanced Efficiency and Support: A dedicated project manager and team of Marpoint IT professionals provide 24/7/365 support via an automated ticketing system, ensuring rapid resolution of any IT issues.
  • Comprehensive Data Security and Compliance: Marpoint’s Class-approved cybersecurity solutions enable thorough vulnerability assessments, helping Prosperity Bay manage cyber risks and achieve regulatory compliance. Additionally, Marpoint’s ISO 27001 certification demonstrates their commitment to information security best practices. These combined factors contribute to lower overall project costs related to cyber security classification and certification.

By implementing Marpoint’s advanced cybersecurity solutions, Prosperity Bay has significantly fortified their fleet’s defenses, ensuring safe, reliable, and efficient operations.

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