LinQuest and SpiderOak are forming a new strategic partnership to protect space mission systems for government and commercial customers. The two companies announced the new partnership, March 21. Under the partnership, LinQuest will demonstrate SpiderOak’s  OrbitSecure technology to its national security space customers.

LinQuest said it will perform in-depth testing and assessment of security, performance, and scalability of OrbitSecure for space assets in the company’s LinQlab, a software and network technologies engineering, test, and integration lab.

SpiderOak’s zero-trust OrbitSecure software utilizes a decentralized key management system for space operations. The partnership between LinQuest and SpiderOak will provide an enhanced decentralized space resiliency capability to mesh proliferated Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) networks by reducing the attack surface and the ability of adversaries to jam, disrupt, modify, or contest space communications and satellite services.

“We’ve developed a strong relationship with LinQuest to leverage their deep knowledge and longevity in national security space while helping them provide a solution for secure communication and data to connect the space architecture together in a system of systems approach. We are looking forward to continued collaboration with the LinQuest team and are thrilled to announce this partnership,” John Moberly, Senior Vice President for Space, SpiderOak, said in a statement.

This is the second major partnership SpiderOak has formed in the last few months. In December last year, it announced a strategic partnership with TriSept, that sees TriSept pair its satellite security software, TriSept Security Enhanced Layer (TSEL), with SpiderOak’s OrbitSecure zero-trust software.