Nov 13, 2018

RigNet Introduces Enhanced Cyber Services for Energy

HOUSTON, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a global leader in customized communications services, today introduced its Enhanced Cyber Services (ECS); the first offering is tailored to improve data and system security for energy companies by providing real-time threat detection, network visualization, and advanced investigative capabilities.

RigNet's ECS will enable customers to work with a single vendor that augments their existing cybersecurity personnel, which can substantially reduce OPEX when compared with the cost of hiring cybersecurity professionals. Working in conjunction with RigNet's security operation center (SOC), ECS will employ advanced intrusion-prevention tools to continuously monitor cyber threats.

"Among the tools our ECS will be using is a platform from artificial intelligence (AI) pioneer Darktrace, the world leader in cyber AI for cyber-threat detection and cyber-attack defense," says RigNet President and CEO, Steven Pickett. "The capabilities Darktrace gives us along with Cyphre, our advanced data-encryption technology, enables RigNet to provide O&G customers the most complete suite of cyber-security services for the protection of their data and networks."

"Darktrace's partnership with RigNet is coming at a critical time," says Gary Szukalski, Chief Channel Management Officer at Darktrace. "The increasing convergence of IT and OT environments is dramatically expanding the threat surface of industrial control systems, while threats to SCADA are increasingly advanced. Organizations will now be able to benefit jointly from RigNet's expertise in the oil and gas and maritime industries and Darktrace's world-leading cyber AI. Not only will this partnership help companies support and augment existing security teams, but by detecting and combating cyber-threats in real time, attacks can be stopped before they do damage."

RigNet (NASDAQ: RNET) is a global technology company providing customized communications services, applications, real-time machine learning, and cybersecurity solutions to enhance customer decision-making and business performance. RigNet delivers a digital transformation bundle that accelerates technology adoption and empowers customers to be always connected, always secure, and always learning. RigNet is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations around the world.

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