SITA Turns to Mancala Networks to Provide Robust and Secure Authentication Systems for its Next Generation AIRCOM IP Services

Sept. 29, 2011

The privately held network technology company, Mancala Networks , specialized in the development of innovative IP network control and management products, today announced the delivery of a new, high availability RADIUS authentication system for SITA's AIRCOM IP platform.

SITA AIRCOM IP services enable airlines to easily and securely automate their flight briefing and reporting processes, by connecting aircraft to broadband radio links, in order to realize significant productivity gains and cost savings.

Mancala Networks was selected to provide a new, highly available and secure Authentication, Authorization and Accounting (AAA) RADIUS platform to be deployed within the SITA AIRCOM IP architecture.

The complex, six-month international design, development and integration project was delivered on time and within budget.

Damien McCormack, SITA Portolio Director, Aircraft Solutions, said: "Mancala Networks is a leader in the development of highly available RADIUS authentication systems and has delivered a scalable and robust authentication platform for SITA AIRCOM IP which will be critical airline infrastructure for the industry's new 'Digital Aircraft'."

Marc Rozier, CEO - Mancala Networks, said: "We're excited to have been selected to provide this essential component in SITA's next generation AIRCOM IP platform. We look at it as a first step in a long term partnership to add value for SITA's airline customers."

About Mancala Networks

Mancala Networks ( markets a real-time network control and management solution - the Mancala Network Controller.

It facilitates the unavoidable evolution of enterprise network infrastructure and security posture driven by the explosive growth in both the number and types of connected devices (Smart Phones, iPhones, iPads, Sensors, ...) as well as by ever increasing user mobility requirements.

Installed as a complement to existing solutions, the Network Controller provides enterprises and managed service providers (MSPs) with the tools they need to benefit from real-time visibility, control and traceability.

Its consolidated functionality enables a rapid, economical and high asset re-use deployment model for new security services including: a simple, staged migration to 802.1X centric identity aware access control, simple and secure guest access, controlled admission of new types of devices and internal threat prevention.

Mancala Networks' deep expertise in network authentication and security, enables us to accompany our clients and deployment partners by providing not only standard Network Controller related audit and solution implementation services, but also custom design, development, integration and support of AAA platforms based on the world's favorite RADIUS server - FreeRADIUS.

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About SITA

SITA is the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions. SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS, government and other customers over the world's most extensive network, which forms the communications backbone of the global air transport industry.

SITA's portfolio includes managed global communications, infrastructure and outsourcing services, as well as services for airline commercial management and passenger operations, flight operations, aircraft operations and air-to-ground communications, airport management and operations, baggage operations, transportation security and border management, cargo operations and more. Almost every airline and airport in the world does business with SITA.

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