Silver Award – IQ Solutions S.A.

Silver Award – IQ Solutions S.A.

The award for a complete Cyber Secure ICT Solution for vessels, goes to IQ Solutions and Empire Group of Companies, at the  2018 BITE AWARDS.

The award of “Optimizing and Securing the Shipping Business through One Complete Cyber-Secure ICT Solution”, for the award category of “Special Applications for Companies in Shipping”, was given to Empire Navigation Group of Companies and IQ Solutions, for the implementation of VCell, at the 2018 BUSINESS IT EXCELLENCE (BITE) Awards. VCell, IQ Solutions’ complete solution for the Shipping Industry, certificated by Bureau Veritas for Cyber ​​Security, has provided excellent operational optimization results for the fleet of Empire Navigation. Through this real Digital Transformation for the Shipping Industry from IQ Solutions, and through a brilliant example of its adoption, by a major global shipping company, the correct assistive role of IT and Communications Technologies for the Shipping Industry is hereby defined, pointing towards the direction of safety and security, along with the optimization of procedures at the value chain of the Shipping Industry.

The award follows the fourth continuous and successful participation of IQ Solutions at the International Shipping Exhibition, Posidonia 2018, where their complete and certified Cyber ​​Security ICT solution, VCell, was presented live. IQ Solutions’ commercially available solution for the Shipping Industry, has been designed to adopt specialized specifications for the Shipping Industry from its outset, and has evolved through continuous experience for several years, responding to specific operational needs of the Shipping Industry, for secure, highly available and thorough unified ship-to-shore managed and interfaced environments, among many other services.

IQ Solutions implements a cutting-edge project with NetApp All Flash Storage for Apivita

IQ Solutions implements a cutting-edge project with NetApp All Flash Storage for Apivita

One more project with the use of the cutting edge of the Storage Technology, assumed and implemented by iQ SOLUTIONS. The continued cooperation with APIVITA includes the supply and installation of a NetApp All-Flash AFF8040 Storage System. All-Flash technology is by far the most advanced Storage that the IT market has to present.

“The aim of APIVITA is to integrate all company data and important information that manages the group. The choice of NetApp All Flash Storage provides the advantages of the new generation of storage technology that provides information technology nowadays. The choice of iQ SOLUTIONS and its proposal to install NetApp All Flash Storage is our assurance to the large volume of our data access, storage and rapid recovery of our data”says Mr. Karpodinis Vassilis, Head of Operations of APIVITA.

The new storage replaces the existing equipment storage prior technology with mechanical drives which will now cover the functions of all company departments (administration, sales, accounting, etc.). Before connecting the subsystem with the productive system, detailed tests have been made. The system at maximum load yielded 150,000 IOPS with average latency less than 1ms !!! After putting into production, the combination of features deduplication and compression amounted to an impressive analogy 3,4:1, which is meaning that, for each 1TB useful capacity of the system, we can store until 5TB real data.

The great appeal of our partners in APIVITA about new technologies and their constant search for obtaining complete solutions for their business is a great challenge for us. The choice once again of the offered solutions of IQ SOLUTIONS by APIVITA, reflects the continued confidence to our company and also our compensation for the perpetual investment in high level of services and expertise that we have for the benefit of our customers” said the Managing Director of IQ SOLUTIONS, Mr. Papanastasiou Paris.

1ο Cyber Security Workshop “Your Path to Class Notation for Cyber Security”

1ο Cyber Security Workshop “Your Path to Class Notation for Cyber Security”

The first workshop that organized by IQ Solutions with the title “Your Path to Class Notation for Cyber ​​Security”, which took place in Marina Flisvos at TGI Fridays on October 18th, was successfully completed. The presenters were Mr. Vincent Lagny, Cyber ​​Security & Safety Manager of Bureau Veritas, Mr. Gabriel Dovles, Managing Director of Total Quality Consultants and Mr. Lampros Papanastasiou, Head of Marine Department of IQ Solutions.

The aim of the workshop was to raise awareness of the increasing demands of the Shipping Industry in terms of ensuring the integrity of information, high availability of systems, keeping them up-to-date, about upcoming Cyber ​​Security requirements in Shipping Industry.

The three presentations were not just theoretical, as they describe the procedures followed by Pavimar SA, which expects the world’s first Class Notation by Bureau Veritas. Participants welcomed the workshop, marking high standards, having received specialized and structured knowledge about the actual requirements that they are now required to implement in order to ensure a Cyber ​​Security Class Notation.

IQ Solutions SA presents live the Cyber Secure Evolution of Onboard ICT, VCell at Posidonia 2018

IQ Solutions SA presents live the Cyber Secure Evolution of Onboard ICT, VCell at Posidonia 2018

Guests of this year’s International Shipping Exhibition of Posidonia 2018, will have the opportunity to be personally informed and experience Vcell, IQ’s Maritime ICT Solution as a Service, certified for Cyber Security by Class.

VCell serves all IT and Satellite needs on a vessel, making it the only end-to-end Maritime Cyber Secure solution, in the Global Market.

VCell follows the class guidelines on Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Management for Vessels issued by IMO, TMSA 3 & Right Ship along with BIMCO, CLIA, ICS, Intercargo & Intertanko, providing secure and reliable Vessel ICT operations, spanning from all IT needs, to satellite Communications Management.

IQ Solutions partnering with KVH, introduce “Everything as a Service” for vessels, handling SatComms, IT & Communications Engineering under One Team, including Agile ICT Infrastructure, Services, VSat Plans, KVH equipment, along with Assessment and Planning Manuals, under One Monthly Fee, as One Complete, Agile Managed Service.

Visit us at Hall 1 Stand 1.414.