May 26, 2023 – ClassNK has granted its Innovation Endorsement to Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure Endpoint, verifying the solution’s fulfilment with functional elements that support effective cyber risk management as set out in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) 2021 regulation. The application for certification under the Innovation Endorsement scheme was submitted by Inmarsat’s partner JSAT MOBILE Communications. Fleet Secure Endpoint is part of Inmarsat’s Fleet Secure suite of vessel network protection solution, developed in partnership with Port-IT. FSE, achieves cyber security across the five core functions of the NIST Framework on which the IMO 2021 regulation is based: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. It includes Security, Risk Assessment and Organisational Security Management Overview (OSMO) reports in format covering the IMO 2021 elements. Recent updates to Fleet Secure Endpoint include the addition of a Cost Savings feature to the OSMO Report, allowing users to visualise the money saved by protecting the network from infection and avoiding subsequent IT maintenance costs. For example, one shipowner was able to see savings of approximately US$275,000 in six months having implemented Fleet Secure Endpoint across its 200-vessel fleet. Based on these figures, return on investment can be achieved in a matter of weeks.