New Delhi: Delhi Airport on Friday became the first airport in the world to secure BSA (Business Software Alliance) certification in Software Asset Management (SAM) for Organisations, safeguarding itself from IT-related threats and making passengers feel more secure.
"Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), the operator of the nation’s busiest and the second best airport in world in its category has become the first airport in the world to secure BSA (Business Software Alliance) Certification in Standards-based Software Asset Management (SAM) for Organisations, a program known as CSS (O)," a DIAL statement said.
The first and only enterprise-level certification, CSS(O), affirms an entity is compliant with its software license agreements and its SAM processes are aligned to the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) SAM standard, it said.
For passengers, the certification ensures timely and accurate display of flight information, smooth baggage checking process, secured Wi-Fi usage inside the terminal, prevention of malware and pirated software.
"In a nutshell it includes each and every single IT related thing that you as a passenger may come in contact at the Delhi airport," DIAL said.
Commenting on the development, I Prabhakara Rao, CEO DIAL, said: "We are extremely excited to mark another milestone by adopting world-class software asset management practices, which helps us improve safety, efficiency and other pertinent parameters for stakeholders. Moreover, this further differentiates our services, while simultaneously safeguarding all IT assets by preventing any security breaches."
Through this, DIAL has been able to regularise the usage of licenses and reduce costs by up to 20 per cent for all software licenses.
A SAM team has also been established to manage efficient procurement of all software licenses, ensuring vendors can no longer short-change them on software prices.
Recently, DIAL had received the ISO 20000 certification for eliminating and controlling IT-related threats to its IT service management system, making it only the sixth airport in the world to receive this certification.


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