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Safomar signs cyber-security agreement with CCX Technologies

Posted 18 November 2020 · Add Comment

As cybersecurity issues become even more important to the aviation industry, South Africa’s Safomar Aviation has signed a deal with Canada’s CX Technologies to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market.

Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies and Johan Wentzel, director of business development at Safomar go into the cyber world to agree the cybersecurity deal for Sub-Saharan airlines.  (Image CCX Technologies) 

The Gauteng, near Johannesburg, company will sell the suite of CCX avionics hardware solutions including AP-150 Secure Avionics Wireless Gateway, AP-250 inline cybersecurity appliance, and other cybersecurity products to a broad spectrum of aircraft operators.
The agreement was signed in the Cyber world via a teleconference call.

“Cybersecurity is an escalating concern among aircraft operators across the aviation market, from government, to airlines to corporate,” said Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies. “Safomar and CCX Technologies both recognise the growing importance of cybersecurity and safety to the aviation industry, and we are extremely pleased to partner with this undeniably progressive dealer.”

Installed directly on the aircraft, CCX Technologies cybersecurity solutions help defend and protect onboard aircraft networks. Monitoring the network’s traffic, the solutions provide an in-depth view into the vulnerability and security levels of the onboard networks and data buses.
Featuring advanced intrusion detection and prevention systems, log collection, monitoring and storage, the AP-250 offers a simple interface to Satcom terminals and routers and can be installed with or without a Satcom connection off the aircraft. They also make it easier to achieve a growing number of aviation authority cybersecurity guidelines including the RTCA DO-326/ED202 Airworthiness Security Process Specifications.

“Cybersecurity is new to most of us, but it is surely not an area we can neglect going forward,” said Johan Wentzel, director of business development at Safomar.
“We’ve always worked to be at the forefront of aviation technology, and cybersecurity is no exception. We pride ourselves on delivering highly customized solutions to our military, police, commercial and corporate clients. This is why we are excited and honoured to partner with CCX Technologies to offer Sub-Sahara Africa, the latest solutions to protect aircraft cockpits and cabins from cyber threats.”

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