Sky and Space signs Check Point for satellite cybersecurity

Australian Securities Exchange-listed telecommunications company Sky and Space Global (SAS) has announced signing Check Point Software Technologies to provide cybersecurity across its nano-satellite telecommunications services.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Check Point, its cybersecurity solutions will be integrated into SAS’s communications platforms in its space and ground networks, with SAS already having commenced validation testing.

Check Point VP of Business Development Alon Kantor said the agreement would expand the security company’s Infinity architecture.

“[We will] provide the highest level of threat prevention on all networks, including those in space,” Kantor added.

The security announcement follows SAS signing its first binding commercial contract with a customer at the end of last month.

Under that contract, SAS will provide wholesale narrowband services for Sat-Space Africa via its already-deployed test nano-satellites the Three Diamonds, along with its Equatorial Constellation, which is due to be deployed next year.

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Source: ZDNet