Enabling cloud integration: how Tresorit helped to digitize KB Flughafen’s workforce

One of Germany’s busiest airports required a solution that centralized their data exchanges in a secure and compliant manner.

Overview

Airports handle huge amounts of personal data from passengers, airlines, suppliers and cargo shippers every single day. This makes data security a huge concern for airport employees looking for ways to keep information (around operations, transactions and passengers) secure.

Implementing Cloud Based Infrastructure For The First Time Ever

Cologne Bonn came to Tresorit with a specific set of challenges. The airport’s internal set-up was poorly organized with no unified or centralized point for communication. They desperately needed a solution that would handle different data formats, function on the cloud and provide the level of security and compliance required by the IT team of an international airport.

With discussions spearheaded by the IT Project Manager Office, an internal taskforce was directed to explore the feasibility integrating a cloud solution into Cologne Bonn’s IT infrastructure – with discussions covering possible use-cases, GDPR compliance and the benefit end-to-end encryption could offer to the airport’s staff.

Before you implement a new infrastructure you have to think twice and iterate if this particular part of technology fits the safety and compliance of the airport.

– IT Project Manager Office at Cologne Bonn Airport

Collaboration & file sharing

Tresorit’s secure collaboration & file sharing features have transformed the way Cologne Bonn’s employees access, record and share data. Tresorit is now used as the airport’s centralized point of data documentation – allowing files to be shared securely with both internal teams and external partners – and provides quick, easy access to secure folders for file editing and uploading.

In short, Tresorit’s ultra-secure software as a service has made team members more keen to collaborate, safe in the knowledge that file version histories are tracked and saved to the cloud.

Controlled workspaces for board communications

Tresorit also filled a gap when it came to communication between Cologne Bonn’s board members – allowing users to quickly access confidential information through our mobile app, collaborate together on presentations and make ad-hoc changes to meeting minutes and action points whilst on the go.

Allowing stakeholders to work within an ultra-secure data room provided peace of mind for time-poor decisionmakers, many of whom were sharing inputs/information remotely.

Using The Pandemic As A Platform For Digitization

Like nearly all airports, the CB team faced significant process upheaval as the pandemic shut down country borders and flight routes, though (due to its importance as a freight transit point) the airport itself was not as badly affected as other German transport hubs.

Sending employees home to work remotely created an urgent need to digitize – a need that Tresorit was crucial in helping to satisfy – and, as the airport continues to build and adapt its business processes, we’re excited to strengthen our partnership with the Cologne Bonn team as we enter a brave new world for aviation together.

Cologne Bonn Airport logo

Company

Cologne Bonn airport is one of Germany’s most important commercial airports, hosting a total of 30 airlines and servicing over 130 destinations. Facilities at the airport directly employ almost 15,000 staff, and the airport has taken on new importance as a strategic hub for freight deliveries, transporting over 860,000 tons of air cargo in 2018.

Industry

Aviation & Aerospace

Region

Europe

Size

1,001-5,000 employees

THE CHALLENGE

  • Dissatisfaction with communication tools suite

  • No unified solution for communication

  • Chaotic data structure

  • Difficulty sharing large files with collaborators

TRESORIT'S SOLUTION

  • Centralized point for data exchange

  • Quick and easy access to data

  • Mobile access for project teams using the Tresorit app

  • Secure file sharing with teams, airlines and external suppliers

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