Bureau Veritas certifies Navarino’s maritime solutions for cyber resilience

Apr 27, 2022 | Press Releases

Paris La Défense, April 15th, 2022 – Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, has awarded a type approval certification to three of Navarino’s maritime solutions, ‘Infinity” – “Angel” and – “Spectrum”. Navarino is one of the world’s largest maritime technology companies with a global presence. The three solutions provide an innovative and pragmatic response to the requirements of both market and regulators to face the ever-growing threats related to cybersecurity in the industry.

Infinity is the most advanced maritime bandwidth management and optimization solution that is installed on more than 9,000 vessels. Spectrum is a software suite designed to cater specifically to the needs of maritime IT managers. Angel is the first cybersecurity service designed and developed to meet the unique and diverse requirements of the merchant marine sector. These three solutions place Navarino at the forefront of maritime innovation, empowering their customers, while anticipating their future needs.

Throughout the process of the Type Approval Certification of Navarino, BV provided guidance to ensure the cyber-resilience of all critical assets specified in the software and hardware architecture of the 3 inspected solutions. This was achieved through numerous working sessions and rigorous evaluation of the three solutions in terms of developed documentation and procedures, penetration testing and hardening reports implementation. The final phase of the certification consisted of a survey that was performed to validate specific points such as equipment compliance, account and security policy, network architecture and security, recovery and patch management procedures.

Paillette Palaiologou, Vice President South East Europe, Black Sea & Adriatic Zone for Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore commented: ‘We can only be delighted that a company with such a strong presence in the maritime sector as Navarino has made a voluntary commitment to the cyber resilience of on-board equipment and solutions. The high quality standards that our company sets are fully met by Navarino. Our partnership contributes to the success of the maritime industry’s global response as cyber-attacks continue to rise.’

Navarino CEO, Dimitris Tsikopoulos, said: ‘We are very proud that Bureau Veritas has certified our Infinity, Spectrum and Angel solutions with Type Approval. As the maritime sector’s digital evolution gathers pace at an ever-greater rate, choosing digitalisation tools that are designed precisely for maritime is important for ship operators to ensure that their vessels are able to enjoy the many benefits that technology can bring, and do so as safely as possible. This certification from Bureau Veritas is a highly respected seal of quality for our solutions that reflects the value of the technology tools we offer.’

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore is a trusted partner to build and achieve compliance with cyber security best practices for all key stakeholders of the maritime ecosystem: Shipowners, shipyards, equipment integrators and manufacturers as well as third-party service providers. BV has developed a comprehensive framework for cyber security based on its NR 659 rules on cyber security for the classification of marine units. This framework addresses and describes comprehensive organizational and technical measures, enabling Shipowners to protect their assets, defining expectations for crews, shipyards and manufacturers.

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About Bureau Veritas 

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions, in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

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About Navarino

Navarino is the maritime industry’s most advanced Technology Company. The company develops cutting-edge services and innovative IT solutions to bring true value to ship operators and to create strong, long-term relationships built on a five-star customer experience.

The most complete suite of IT solutions on the market and a full cyber security portfolio
A comprehensive range of connectivity services to suit any vessel’s needs
Focused on developing the most innovative technology solutions to serve the evolving daily IT needs of maritime
Client base of more than 550 shipping companies worldwide, serving more than 9,000 vessels
Customer-centric 24/7 support
Offices in Greece, Norway, Germany, Cyprus, UK, Hong Kong and Singapore