Increased interest in cybersecurity prompts Satcom Direct to expand Data Center


In a US$3m investment, Satcom Direct (SD) is expanding the Data Center at its headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The existing 5,000ft² (464.5m²) facility will double in size by the end of December 2018, making room for another 120+ server cabinets, used to store data securely for aviation and terrestrial clients.

The company says the expansion will adhere to the same category five hurricane-proof construction and high compliance standards used in building the original facility. A third phase of development is in the planning stage, targeting further customized solutions.

More than 400 business aviation clients use SD’s cybersecurity services. With its Data Center, SD can create private networks for clients when using SD hardware, software and satellite connectivity. The Data Center’s infrastructure enables existing compliance and security protocols to be applied to the aircraft network.

“Business aviation customers expect robust, reliable, secure connectivity to be available throughout flight,” said Chris Moore, chief commercial officer at SD.

“Our mission is to deliver the best user experience possible and maintain data integrity. As cyberattacks on business aviation increase, we are responding by enhancing our ability to monitor and manage these threats by keeping data transfer safe through the SD Data Center.

“Our next phase of expansion increases our capacity to support more customers recognizing the need to implement the correct protocols to stay safe at altitude.”

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