A solution to cabin wi-fi security threats?


April 4, 2017 – Security threats to devices using airline cabin wi-fi can include client-to-client data theft, client-to-server data theft, unauthorized system access and denial of service attacks. As a solution, Kontron, a provider of embedded computing technology, today announced that it is implementing the Extreme AirDefense wireless security software package, developed by Extreme Networks and specifically targeted for the aviation market. The AirDefense software runs in conjunction with the Kontron Cab-n-ConnectT A100 cabin wireless access point (CWAP), which delivers HD video streaming to high-density cabin environments.

Together, the CWAP combined with the AirDefense software and the ExtremeWireless WiNG operating system are claimed to deliver a multi-layered security suite, complete with proactive monitoring and threat prevention. Additional features include rogue detection, intrusion prevention, active countermeasures and forensic analysis. Along with the software, Kontron is offering a service package that provides ongoing updates to counter the evolving set of threats.

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