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Maritime Email Service includes anti-virus capabilities.

Press Release Summary:

Combining vessel and shore-based office applications, AmosConnect seamlessly integrates email, fax, telex, GSM text, interoffice communication, and access for mobile personnel into single messaging system. AmosConnect Anti-Virus provides onboard protection against intrusion of Internet computer viruses and malicious software in satellite broadband environment. Daily, automatic downloads are delivered via small files to ship's PCs, protecting onboard computers.

Original Press Release:

Stratos Adds Onboard Anti-Virus Capabilities to its AmosConnect Maritime Email Service

-AmosConnect Anti-Virus provides critical PC and network-wide protection onboard-

BETHESDA, MD, Sept. 22 /-- Stratos Global Corporation, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced the commercial availability of AmosConnect Anti-Virus, the latest addition to its AmosConnect from Stratos maritime satellite communications service.

AmosConnect from Stratos integrates vessel and shore-based office applications. It is an easy-to-use, yet highly sophisticated email service that seamlessly integrates email, fax, telex, GSM text, interoffice communication and access for mobile personnel into a single messaging system. It is designed for use with Inmarsat systems, as well as with Iridium data and Iridium RUDICS systems.

Over 20,000 AmosConnect from Stratos licenses have been issued and the service is used by more than 200,000 officers and crewmembers. Stratos is the largest supplier of mobile satellite services to the maritime industry, with communications to more than 40,000 maritime terminals worldwide.

AmosConnect Anti-Virus provides onboard protection against intrusion of Internet computer viruses and malicious software in the satellite broadband environment. While AmosConnect from Stratos already provides virus protection on the shore side of the network, AmosConnect Anti-Virus is the first Stratos service offering the same high level of security on the vessel side.

AmosConnect Anti-Virus provides daily, automatic downloads via small files (average 10 KB) to the ship's PCs, ensuring cost-efficient protection for onboard computers.

Stratos President and CEO Jim Parm said, "The AmosConnect from Stratos portfolio is well established as an ideal solution to help recruit and retain well-trained seafarers. AmosConnect Anti-Virus completes the equation by providing ship managers with the latest technology to ensure Internet security on each and every onboard PC that is connected through the satellite network."

In addition to protecting maritime customers using FleetBroadband from Stratos, AmosConnect Anti-Virus is also available in configurations for land-mobile customers using BGAN from Stratos and aeronautical customers using SwiftBroadband from Stratos.

About Stratos

Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. For more information visit

CONTACT: Carla Riggs, Director, Marketing Communications, Ph. (709) 748-4857,

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