SITA announced a new partnership with Versa Networks, a recognized secure access service edge (SASE) leader, that will launch SITA Connect Go, a multi-tenant edge Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) solution designed specifically for the air transport industry.
The partnership combines the best of both companies into a single solution. SITA has its roots in providing connectivity to the air transport industry and has for decades remained a leader in providing cutting-edge connectivity to airlines and airports. Versa Networks, a U.S.-based enterprise, has rapidly emerged as a market leader in SASE and Secure SD-WAN, with Gartner rating the company as among the top three providers globally.
Together, the companies have developed SITA Connect Go, a software-based solution that allows multiple airlines, ground handlers and other tenants to access the same virtualized infrastructure securely at airports and in the cloud, delivering more scalable and agile connectivity. This brings greater flexibility and innovation to support the airline industry’s journey into multi-cloud adoption.
The solution enhances SITA’s network connectivity, which bridges more than 600 airports and more than 750 destinations worldwide, providing airlines with unrivaled connectivity performance and quick, secure access to airport applications and systems through the AirportHub shared platform. The ready-to-use Versa-powered SITA Connect Go solution means airlines can make rapid route changes and use shared airport infrastructure without a huge upfront investment.
SITA Connect Go was built with cybersecurity at its core, providing a multi-layer security design with a cloud-native network and security suite for users wherever they are. Users also benefit from the confidence that the software-based solution will adapt as new industry requirements arise, allowing them to adopt new functionalities as they are introduced without having to invest in costly upgrades.