ViaSat, Inc.
Mar 3, 2017

ViaSat, EvoNexus Encourage Early Stage Cybersecurity Companies to Showcase Latest Security Technologies at Upcoming Partnership Event

Emerging Cybersecurity Companies Invited to Submit Proposals for Partnership with ViaSat by March 7, 2017

SAN DIEGO, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. Sixty percent of meetings have resulted in follow-up meetings.

Applicants are encouraged to view ViaSat's cybersecurity interest areas. The event is free to the applicants. For more information or to apply, contact the EvoNexus MarketLink program manager, Beth Henneberg, 619-889-7792 or bhenneberg@evonexus.org.

About EvoNexus
EvoNexus is the leading tech startup incubator in Southern California. Under its pro-bono model, EvoNexus startups receive mentorship, access to capital and space in a collaborative working environment, without giving up equity or fees.

EvoNexus is supported by corporate investors, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Its startups enjoy Class A office and dry lab space provided by California's leading real estate developer, The Irvine Company.

EvoNexus MarketLink is a unique and powerful and FREE program that provides the opportunity for companies to initiate and develop strategic relationships with leading multi-national corporations.

About ViaSat
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information, visit: www.viasat.com, or follow ViaSat on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about partnerships that form from the MarketLink program. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting commercial and U.S. government generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Copyright © 2017 ViaSat, Inc. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. ViaSat is a registered trademark of ViaSat, Inc.

EvoNexus Contact:
Beth Henneberg, 619-889-7792, bhenneberg@evonexus.org

ViaSat, Inc. Contacts:
Chris (Fallon) Phillips, Public Relations, 760-476-2322, chris.phillips@viasat.com
June Harrison, Investor Relations, 760-476-2633, IR@viasat.com

 

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