Inmarsat Government’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Managed Satcom Service Supports Connectivity, User Experience & Security

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat Government, has said a managed service model for satellite communications can offer advantages for defense agencies in the areas of connectivity, user experience and information security.

"Satcom as a service is an end-to-end fully integrated capability that brings mobile, high-throughput connectivity the way users seek it “” easily, affordably, securely and operationally available anytime, anywhere," Cowen-Hirsch wrote in a Via Satellite guest piece published Wednesday.

She said the approach will allow users to connect when they perform missions across land, air and sea domains via a “plug in“ application and can provide a mobile wideband experience by minimizing administration and troubleshooting work compared with legacy fixed satcom platforms.

Cowen-Hirsch added that managed service providers aim to protect internal data and help clients address security requirements.

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