This Partnership Delivers AeroMACS PKI Implementation and Management
CLACKAMAS, OR – July 19, 2017 – The WiMAX Forum®, the leading nonprofit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, announced today the signing of a global strategic partnership agreement with Eonti Inc. (Eonti) to implement and manage the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). This development is a crucial step to commercializing the AeroMACS PKI so communications on the airport surface are secure and promote the overall safety and regularity of flight.
The WiMAX Forum, as the PKI Management Authority, will provide oversight and guidance for the AeroMACS PKI. On behalf of the WiMAX Forum, Eonti provides end-to-end management services for a trusted PKI to support the PKI Management Authority. This helps meet the WiMAX Forum’s objectives and ensure that the PKI operates according to the AeroMACS policies developed through the collaboration of Eonti and the WiMAX Forum Aviation Working Group (AWG).
The partnership between the WiMAX Forum and Eonti ensures that the WiMAX Forum meets specific technical, business, and security needs of the AeroMACS PKI while keeping it affordable, efficient, and effective for all involved. This approach leverages other partnerships with PKI service providers such as Comodo, Symantec, and the AWG to support a secure and effective PKI. Without central management, many aspects of the PKI would erode, eventually leading to the breakdown of the trust infrastructure, which is non-negotiable for AeroMACS. Eonti will develop trust, control risk, institute efficient techniques and methods, and leverage economic scales. Central to the WiMAX Forum selecting Eonti was its proven experience in implementing and managing PKIs for organizations such as CableLabs.
“We are excited about this partnership with Eonti that will enable us to deliver security and protection to AeroMACS networks, helping us fulfill the international directive for AeroMACS to support the safety and regularity of flight,” said Declan Byrne, WiMAX Forum President. “Through their three-pillar approach of governance, implementation, and operations management, Eonti reduces liability, builds and maintains a healthy and reliable PKI, promotes adoption, and provides affordability.”
Said Oscar Marcia, Eonti President, “The Eonti team has over 25 years of experience advising, designing, deploying, and operating PKI solutions for various industries worldwide. On behalf of the WiMAX Forum, we are committed to the successful implementation and management of the AeroMACS PKI. We are prepared to demonstrate commitment in both the quality and the cost-effectiveness of our services.”
On September 17-20, learn more about AeroMACS at ACI-NA Exhibition in Fort Worth, Texas, and visit the WiMAX Forum at AeroMACS booth # 346. We would be glad to speak with you about how AeroMACS promotes the safety and regularity of flight and improves Air Traffic Management. For more information, please visit: wimaxforum.org/Page/Events/AeroMACS-Exhibition_at_ACI-NA.
For questions regarding AeroMACS or the WiMAX Forum, please contact Alessandra Rocha at Alessandra.Rocha@WiMAXForum.org.
About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX, AeroMACS, and WiGRID technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum and WiGRID Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit www.wimaxforum.org.
Established in 2015 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Eonti Inc. provides industry-leading cyber security consulting and trust management services to clients worldwide. Eonti is founded on over 25 years of experiences in a variety of ecosystems such as cable, financial services, Smart Grid, and WiFi. Eonti has extensive first-hand expertise in DOCSIS, PacketCable, OpenCable, and DPoE security requirements. Cable industry security specifications were developed by the CableLabs Security group, led by founder and CEO of Eonti, Oscar Marcia, who worked for CableLabs for 15 years as their VP of Security. Eonti works across many industry sectors with one purpose: to deliver actionable and measurable results through customizable, scalable, and affordable trust. For more information, visit www.eonti.com.