Socatra provides comprehensive solutions for deep-sea and inland oil transportation. The company recognized the need to improve the performance and quality of IT systems, which posed a risk to compliance and operational performance and required a comprehensive approach to upgrading hardware and software on board the vessel.
For more than a decade, Marlink has provided Socatra’s 12-vessel fleet with high bandwidth via VSAT connectivity, as well as CyberGuard threat detection solutions. To support the company’s digitization strategy, Marlink will now provide its enhanced ITLink Advanced solution, enabling Socatra to transfer the management of its IT processes to Marlink, which will manage a full range of highly secure digitization services. These include Socatra’s Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system, tools for compliance with applicable quality systems and dedicated networks for business and crew communications.
ITLink Advanced is technology and communications-agnostic and will help Socatra to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of its fleet systems by standardizing and simplifying the IT environment. Fleet IT can be managed remotely, reducing dependency on crew, improving reliability and saving time and money.
The CyberGuard solution provided by Marlink includes automated security monitoring through a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system as well as Security Operations Centre (SOC) expert support and advanced threat hunting.