Working in partnership with the EvoNexus MarketLink program, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, is inviting early stage cybersecurity companies focused on both commercial and government markets to present their innovative technologies and concepts to ViaSat's cybersecurity executives for potential partnership.
Today, ViaSat delivers scalable, trusted cybersecurity protection for organizations and governments of all sizes. As a broadband and communications company, ViaSat secures its own operational networks, preventing millions of attacks from reaching subscribers and automatically mitigating against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The Company is also recognized for delivering a wide-range of encryption products, used by enterprises, governments and military agencies worldwide.
"ViaSat has a core security focus of protecting networks in order to deliver high quality, uninterrupted connectivity and service," said Steve Hart, co-founder and chief technical officer at ViaSat. "By joining EvoNexus in the MarketLink program, we can engage and build relationships with emerging innovators who are developing technologies to accelerate how organizations deploy resilient cybersecurity systems. These organizations bring new perspectives, and a passion for developing solutions that aim to address the next era of cybersecurity threats."
Local and non-local emerging cybersecurity companies are requested to submit an online application by March 7, 2017, for the opportunity to engage with the ViaSat team. Following the application approval process, ViaSat plans to host the selected companies on April 4-6, 2017 at its headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., for a private networking reception and hour-long one-on-one meetings. ViaSat executives expected to participate in the cybersecurity MarketLink event include, among others: Steve Hart; Kristi Jaska, vice president of Engineering; Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer of the Company's Government Systems Division.
Now in its 12th year, the EvoNexus MarketLink program connects tech industry leaders with emerging technology companies. The program has brought dozens of tech industry giants to San Diego, such as LG, Samsung, Sony, Huawei, and many more. Emerging companies from the region and from afar have gained the opportunity to meet privately with decision-makers within these large corporations.
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