Premiere dealer leads cybersecurity mandate in rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa aviation market
CCX Technologies has signed an agreement with South Africa-based Safomar Aviation (Pty) Ltd. to sell onboard cybersecurity solutions into the rapidly growing Sub-Sahara Africa market. They 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.
“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 recognize the growing importance of cyber security 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, Safomar Aviation. “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.”
Established in 1987, Safomar supports aviation maintenance facilities and operators in South Africa and various sub-Saharan African countries with a variety of services. Our specialties include aircraft sales and leasing, spares and consumables, repairs and other unique services including long-term projects. We believe that the partnership business model is essential to the bespoke solutions we provide. Tailored to specifically meet client needs and business models, we take great pride in our thoroughness, staking our reputation on attention to detail and our ability to manage the most complex of projects and logistical requirements. Learn more at www.safomaraviation.co.za
About CCX Technologies
At CCX Technologies we design and develop a wide range of solutions for avionics OEMs, and aircraft maintainers, including aircraft radio test, airborne networking solutions, and a suite of cyber defence and cybersecurity applications. Our T-RX™ product line streamlines onboard radio system testing, saving time and money. Leading avionics OEMs trust SystemX™, our innovative applications suite, to secure and defend their customer’s airborne networks. Based in Ottawa, Canada, we’ve grown exponentially in the last year. Visit ccxtechnologies.com to learn more.