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Data management services for satellite communications

Can you identify what is consuming onboard data?

Through AST’s leading INTEGRA suite of services, vessel owners, crew and IT managers are empowered with access to satellite data consumption, giving real-time access to monitor and control data usage enabling efficient bandwidth management. The service is exclusively available via an online portal giving global access to data that puts you in control of your airtime plan.

INTEGRA services give you the insight to prioritise critical communications and make decisions on your bandwidth management backed by intelligence.

INTEGRA Network

INTEGRA Network

The INTEGRA Network supports connectivity to any satellite IP network and communications equipment - enabling enhanced access to application usage and data consumption management.

INTEGRA Cybershield

INTEGRA Cybershield

The INTEGRA network has multiple layers of cybersecurity controls to maximise protection against threats.

INTEGRA See

INTEGRA See

INTEGRA See and See+ provide precise, real-time information of IP traffic at an application level, including encrypted applications.

INTEGRA Control

INTEGRA Control

Leading bandwidth management service INTEGRA Control empowers vessel with real-time data management and application control for optimising your satellite connection.

INTEGRA Edge

INTEGRA Edge

INTEGRA Edge is AST’s latest maritime service, simplifying monitoring and management of your onboard traffic.

INTEGRA Network

INTEGRA Network

The INTEGRA Network supports connectivity to any satellite IP network and communications equipment - enabling enhanced access to application usage and data consumption management.

INTEGRA Network | Intelligent Global IP Network

INTEGRA Network

The ground segment is fundamental to delivering secure, end-to-end reliable, high-performance satellite communications. AST has developed the INTEGRA Network to provide industry-leading insight into satellite subscriptions empowering users with the quality of service expected of a trusted, tier-one global communications provider. 

 

  • Global IP Network

    Carrier-class connectivity from your satellite provider’s gateway into New York, London and Sydney Points-of-Presence (POPs) and onwards to the internet. Operating at 99.999% availability, with POP diversity and redundant links for greater resiliency.

  • End-to-end reliability

    AST has partnered with best-in-class data centres and terrestrial network providers to ensure the Network is secure, trustworthy and provides a reliable end-to-end connection.

  • Optimised performance

    Optimal routing enablement to select the best possible path across an increasingly complex internet landscape – taking latency, packet loss, route stability and congestion into account.

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services

Our INTEGRA Services are exclusively available for AST customers through My AST Portal - empowering users to access real-time data management and application control on any device, from anywhere in the world.

Find out more about My AST Portal here

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services
INTEGRA Cybershield

INTEGRA Cybershield

The INTEGRA network has multiple layers of cybersecurity controls to maximise protection against threats.

INTEGRA Cybershield | Multi-layered Cyber Security

INTEGRA Cybershield

Ships are increasingly using systems that rely on digitisation, integration, and automation, which call for cyber risk management on board.

Technology continues to develop, information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) onboard ships are being networked together – and more frequently connected to the internet. This brings the greater risk of unauthorised access or malicious attacks to ships’ systems and networks. 

The INTEGRA Network has multiple layers of cybersecurity controls to maximise protection against threats. 

  • Advanced firewall

    Developed with an advanced firewall, controlling traffic and blocking abnormal connections.

  • Web filtering

    Web filtering with anti-malware and anti-virus protection - a default block on software updates to preserve bandwidth.

  • Intrusion prevention

    Intrusion prevention provides near 'zero-day' protection against known and emerging threats, which can generate additional unwanted traffic.

Cyber Risk Management

Bring-your-own-devices is increasingly becoming the norm for a modern-day seafarer.

The crew are likely to utilise more than one device onboard the ship or vessel – meaning smartphones and tablets are today's companion on their journey. Not only do these applications consume data and affect bandwidth efficiency, but these undetectable applications pose a potentially significant threat to cybersecurity.

With INTEGRA Services you can identify the applications accessing your satellite bandwidth and block them at an application level to remove the threat. 

Cyber Risk Management
INTEGRA See

INTEGRA See

INTEGRA See and See+ provide precise, real-time information of IP traffic at an application level, including encrypted applications.

INTEGRA See | Real-time Bandwidth Visibility

INTEGRA See

INTEGRA See is exclusively available to all AST customers and provides precise information of IP traffic initiated from the satellite terminal at the point it reaches our ground-based INTEGRA Network. Providing you full visibility of the traffic at an application level, including encrypted applications.

This enhanced visibility of the applications consuming data and bandwidth highlights the top 10 individual applications by usage, giving the users the ability to monitor the volume of traffic used by each application at any point from anywhere in the world.

  • Visibility of IP traffic

    Gain full intelligence of your satellite usage through precise, near real-time information of all IP traffic.

  • Application insight

    See all the applications being accessed on your Satellite Connection on an intuitive personal dashboard.

  • Identify data consumption by application

    Benefit from greater knowledge of your usage by understanding the top 10 applications used during the calendar month.

INTEGRA See+

INTEGRA See+ provides enhanced visibility of applications being accessed by devices on your satellite service and gives access to three months of historical usage data, alongside the benefits of INTEGRA See.

  • Visibility of IP traffic

    Gain full intelligence of your satellite usage through precise, near real-time information of all IP traffic including encrypted applications.

  • Identify data consumption by application

    Benefit from greater knowledge of your usage by understanding the top 10 applications used during the calendar month.

  • Enhanced data visibility

    Visibility and insight to data that indicates trends by utilising three months of historical data of your satellite usage at an application level.

Instant snapshot of application usage

User-friendly visual bar charts providing an immediate snapshot of the applications that are consuming your data - accessible from any device, both shoreside and onboard.

Instant snapshot of application usage

Visibility of IP traffic

  • Identify top 10 individual applications by usage
  • Monitor the volume of network traffic
  • Stay on top of data usage and costs 24/7

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services

Our INTEGRA Services are exclusively available for AST customers through My AST Portal - empowering users to access real-time data management and application control on any device, from anywhere in the world.

Find out more about My AST Portal

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services
INTEGRA Control

INTEGRA Control

Leading bandwidth management service INTEGRA Control empowers vessel with real-time data management and application control for optimising your satellite connection.

INTEGRA Control | Real-time Application Control

INTEGRA Control Lite

AST’s data management service INTEGRA Control Lite, empowers you to have real-time category control for traffic initiated from the satellite terminal at the point it reaches our ground-based INTEGRA Network.

INTEGRA Control Lite not only benefits from all the features of INTEGRA See and INTEGRA See+ but is also designed to grant access to real-time alerting and blocking capabilities at an application category level on your satellite connection, ensuring you control costs and stay in full control of your MB allowance.

  • Visibility of IP traffic

    Precise visibility of IP traffic at an application level is provided through INTEGRA See+, empowering you to make decisions backed by intelligence.

  • Real-time Application Category Control

    Take charge of your satellite bandwidth with real-time control, setting data usage thresholds per application category to trigger Email alerts or Category Block at 25/50/75/100% of pre-defined threshold levels.

  • Control Costs

    Manage your data usage with real-time reports, blocking data-hungry application categories and benefit from immediate cost savings - removing the reliance on traditional CDR monitoring services.

INTEGRA Control

INTEGRA Control allows real-time application control for traffic initiated from the satellite terminal at the point it reaches our ground-based INTEGRA Network. Through our intuitive software, you can set traffic volume limits by application category, allowing you to prioritise bandwidth and ease congestion to maximise performance for business-critical applications.

INTEGRA Control not only benefits from all the features of INTEGRA SeeINTEGRA See+ and INTEGRA Control Lite but also empowers you with real-time bandwidth management and application-level control for your satellite connection.

  • Real-time Application Control

    Take charge of your satellite bandwidth with real-time control of data-hungry applications - prioritise bandwidth for business-critical applications by blocking or setting traffic volume limits for application to stop your connectivity package from being consumed by non-critical applications.

  • Preserve Bandwidth and Ease Congestion

    Stay empowered by managing satellite bandwidth at an application level - preserve or ease congestion and provide consistent performance. As usage levels pass certain thresholds, implement bandwidth throttling controls to reduce bandwidth speeds for specific application categories on your connection.

  • Control Costs

    Manage your data usage with real-time reports, alerts and application blocks on data-hungry apps that consume MBs rapidly - see immediate cost savings by prioritising your bandwidth.

Bandwidth Management and Application Control

  • Block and manage data usage at an application category or application level
  • Real-time alerting and blocking at a category level allows you to adjust bandwidth usage instantly
  • Prioritise business-critical communications by blocking at an application category level

 

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services

Our INTEGRA Services are exclusively available for AST customers through My AST Portal - empowering users to access real-time data management and application control on any device, from anywhere in the world.

Find out more about My AST Portal here

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services
INTEGRA Edge

INTEGRA Edge

INTEGRA Edge is AST’s latest maritime service, simplifying monitoring and management of your onboard traffic.

INTEGRA Edge | Onboard Traffic Management

INTEGRA Edge

INTEGRA Edge is AST’s latest maritime service, simplifying monitoring and management of your onboard traffic. Vessel connectivity is now much more than one connection, and through INTEGRA Edge you can instantly view all your connectivity options - satellite and cellular - in one clear, intuitive dashboard and switch to the most cost-effective connection at any point in time.

Manage your data onboard easily with INTEGRA Edge and make immediate cost savings. Restrict which data is allowed on and off the vessel through integrated firewall, web and content filtering. Manage the crew’s internet access efficiently and securely through a captive portal where you can block individual devices and users with one click.

  • Take Charge of your satellite data

    Switch smoothly and quickly between available connectivity options from the INTEGRA Edge dashboard or the information panel on the hardware. Taking control of the data that is allowed on and off the vessel through an integrated firewall, web and content filtering and safeguarding your network onboard.

  • Stay Empowered with intuitive dashboard

    Instantly view all your connectivity options – satellite and cellular – in one clear, intuitive dashboard, with their current availability, signal strength and usage. Monitor your vessel traffic in real-time and see which users and devices are connected and how much traffic they each generate.

  • Control Costs

    Manage your data on-board more easily with INTEGRA Edge to make immediate cost savings, automatic switching to the most cost-efficient connectivity option at any point in time – with the ability to manually intervene if required to only use pay per Mb services when necessary for business-critical applications.

INTEGRA Edge Terminal

AST's purpose-built INTEGRA Edge terminal allows you to instantly view all your connectivity options – satellite and cellular – in one clear, intuitive dashboard, with their current availability, signal strength and usage. Monitor your vessel traffic in real-time and observe which users and devices are connected and the level of traffic they each generate.

INTEGRA Edge Terminal

INTEGRA Edge Cloud

Provides you with shore-side traffic analysis and management platform, acting as an online portal for remote monitoring of any vessel at any time. You benefit from full visibility of all communications networks usage and performance, including the crews' usage and metrics.

GPS location tracking and mapping of all vessels provides extensive historical analysis.

INTEGRA Edge Cloud

Onboard Traffic Management

  • Monitor and manage vessel communication traffic with our dedicated on-board hardware 
  • Empowers you with full insight into system, network and crew usage
  • Switch smoothly to the most cost-effective connection available

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services

Our INTEGRA Services are exclusively available for AST customers through My AST Portal - empowering users to access real-time data management and application control on any device, from anywhere in the world.

INTEGRA Edge Cloud can be managed remotely via the My AST Portal, and are constantly synchronised over the INTEGRA Network using minimum bandwidth to provide an integrated solution.

INTEGRA Edge Cloud is packaged with INTEGRA Control, which allows real-time application control for traffic initiated from the satellite communications terminal.

The Gateway to INTEGRA Services

Interested in INTEGRA Services?

Speak to one of our experts to see how INTEGRA Services can help your business.

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