Orbit Communications Systems has unveiled cybersecurity enhancements for its Gaia100 Earth observation (EO) systems. The company announced Aug. 3 that it is introducing NetShroud+ for these systems. The NetShroud+ solution protects the remotely located ground stations from potential local or remote cyber-attacks in order to guarantee that the antenna will point to the Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite under all possible conditions.
NetShroud+ shields the systems invisibly to attacks, providing an impregnable shield against identity theft and unauthorized access attempts to the antenna control unit. Orbit hopes with the addition of NetShroud+, and a new comprehensive array of cybersecurity features, the Gaia100 will make significant progress in ensuring the utmost safety and integrity of the EO ground station infrastructure.
Leveraging the power of artificial neural networks and artificial intelligence, NetShroud+ detects anomalies and zero-day attacks in real-time, providing advanced protection against a wide range of cyber threats. Additionally, NetShroud+ offers robust protection against ransomware, safeguarding your systems from previously unknown vulnerabilities and malicious data encryption.
The Gaia100, an advanced tri-band EO antenna system, tracks Earth Observation satellites at S-, X-, and Ka-band frequencies. Gaia100 is a series of terrestrial tracking systems for LEO and MEO satellites, with antenna sizes of 2.4 – 5.5 meters.
“The cyber security threats are becoming more and more common, and we are already responding to the future market needs. With this groundbreaking addition, the Gaia100 system now provides a comprehensive and secure solution guaranteeing the ground station durability to cyber threats, catering to the growing demands of EO and ground station antenna as a service operators,” Daniel Eshchar, CEO of Orbit, said in a statement.