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Aviation Safety Management Software

Airport Safety Data Security

NWDS places top priority on protecting the privacy and security of all airport safety data.

Airport SMS Software Data Center Used by SMS Pro

 
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Physical Data Security

NWDS hosts all SMS Pro data in a secure data center which is SAS 70 Type II certified. The data center includes:

  • 24/7/365 staffing
  • Monitored access through multi-level security system;
  • Leading-edge fire protection and climate control systems;
  • N+1 fully redundant power and HVAC; 
  • Four local SONET fibers provide redundant carrier/neutral fiber access
  • Redundant, Tier 1 internet bandwidth with fully redundant, Carrier-class Cisco core routing and switching 

Only authorized NWDS personnel are allowed to access NWDS servers.

Data Backups and Backup Storage Security

All data on SMS Pro servers are backed up on site at the data center's Web servers and moved to an off-site server on a daily basis during non-peak hours. Weekly reviews are conducted to ensure that airport SMS software backups are performing correctly. Thorough disaster recovery tests conducted on a quarterly basis. 

Network Security and Network Monitoring

SMS Pro servers sit behind their own enterprise-grade firewall. The SMS Pro data center personnel and NWDS continuously monitor logs and alerts generated by firewall. NWDS also continuously monitors the server log(s) to ensure optimal performance and to capture any unauthorized or suspicious activity. Automated alerts are enabled from SNMP management tools that monitor all critical infrastructure components.

Airport SMS Software Application Security

By default, airport safety data on NWDS servers is not encrypted. By request, airport SMS sites can utilize Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to transmit and encrypt data. There is a performance hit with this configuration.

Each employee at your airport will have a unique username and encrypted password. Each airport has a unique portal ID (and often multiple division IDs) so that airports are unable to access the data of other airports. Your airport SMS Admin can configure permissions for each user and airport SMS role. NWDS can view detailed audit logs of all of airport SMS user activity. 

NWDS staff continuously monitors and logs airport SMS portal activity for unauthorized or suspicious activity. NWDS security procedures and protocols are not available to review by airport clients because this review opens potential security holes.

Privacy of Data

All airport safety data remains confidential and NWDS will not disclose any data to third parties without the prior written consent of your airport management. The SMS Pro "Agreement for Services" includes this clause. 

Uptime

SMS Pro has a minimum 99.5% uptime guarantee not including scheduled maintenance to servers hosting the airport safety management software. NWDS notifies airports of scheduled maintenance in advance and perform scheduled maintenance in non-peak hours. Scheduled maintenance averages 4-6 hours a quarter, which may include upgrades to the airport SMS software.


Airport Safety Management (SMS) Software hosted in secured data center

SAS 70 Type 2
SAS 70 is a widely recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). A SAS 70 Audit means that a service organization has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and control activities.

Secured data centers are best for storing sensitive airport safety management (SMS) data

NIST Certified Datacenters
Our datacenters have implemented NIST’s set of baseline security controls, documentation requirements, and Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) control audit methodologies.

HIPAA compliant server certification from SMS Pro data center best illustrates that your airport SMS data will remain safe

HIPAA Certified Datacenters
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was created by the federal government to protect patients’ private information.

Best choice for hosting airport safety management data on secured servers

SSAE 16
The Statement for Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) No. 16 enhances the SAS 70 standard which governs controls at a service organization. Our datacenters have undergone SSAE 16 audits to keep up to date with new international standards.

Secured airport SMS data is best performed by professional data management experts

PCI DSS Compliance
The payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is designed to ensure that companies which process, store, or transmit credit card information document and maintain a secure environment.