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Valmet introduces Valmet Marine Cyber Security to increase the automation system security of ships

Valmet Oyj's trade press release on April 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. EET

Valmet is developing its Valmet DNA Security Services and introduces Marine Cyber Security solution for vessels that are using Valmet DNA automation system.

Due to the continued evolution of new malware, ensuring a ship's automation system security can be challenging. Therefore, Valmet's cyber security services for marine are designed to help shipowners easily create and maintain a constant, secure operating environment.

"With the help of our Marine Cyber Security solution, shipowners can be well-prepared to enjoy the reliable operation of their vessels both in port and at sea. They know they have taken the necessary steps to minimize the risks of cyberattacks, increased malware protection and ensured the security of system critical data," says Lars-Edin Svaasand, Manager, Research & Development, Automation Business Line, Valmet.

Valmet continuously follows up on new security threats and rebuilds its defense solution accordingly. This allows the company to keep a vessel's automation system cyber security up-to-date throughout its entire lifecycle.

Customers around the world have already started to take advantage of the benefits the Valmet Marine Cyber Security services provide to their vessels. The systems in use meet the high standards of the DNV GL certification society and have already received their respected approval.

Technical information about Valmet Marine Cyber Security

The offering provides Valmet's marine customers with a comprehensive set of protection measures. These include regular Valmet DNA automation system security audits, continuous security updates, patch management and training for personnel.

To ensure a fast and simple return to operation in the case of a possible attack, Valmet offers a backup service for critical system data. This service includes maintenance of automatic backup scheduling and verification of backup content at regular intervals.

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For further information, please contact:
John Weierud, Director, Marine Automation, Valmet, tel. +47 95745020

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. We aim to become the global champion in serving our customers.

Valmet's strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bioenergy production. Our advanced services and automation solutions improve the reliability and performance of our customers' processes and enhance the effective utilization of raw materials and energy.

Valmet's net sales in 2018 were approximately EUR 3.3 billion. Our more than 13,000 professionals around the world work close to our customers and are committed to moving our customers' performance forward - every day. Valmet's head office is in Espoo, Finland and its shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.

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