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#OnTour: Rail Live! 2019.

For the first time ever, Galgus has exhibited at an event of the railway industry, Rail Live!, that had place in Bilbao on March 5th-7th. Galgus booth hosted numerous meetings with important companies and professionals from the rail market.

Rail Live! is an exhibition and conference about the impact of digital technology innovation on the rail sector. The conference brings international industry leaders to discuss how new technologies are being applied to rail to create the railway of the future. Speakers include world leading visionary CEOs. The exhibition showcased the full range of technology, hosting over 170 exhibitors in the sector from civil engineering and construction, to intelligent track innovation, IoT and asset management.

During two days of event, Galgus held about 50 business meetings at its booth with companies and professionals from more than twenty countries. There, Galgus was able not just to explain its technology, which manages to gain infrastructure cost savings up to 95% and average interference reduction up to 84%, but to demo live it!

The acceptance of the Galgus value proposition for the railway industry has been, according to Jose Gonzalez, Galgus’ CEO, “excellent, the rail segment is a market in our roadmap for 2019. Pilots carried out in the last year have offered more than satisfactory results, and it is true that attending such an appointment has been a great decision, not only in terms of new contacts made, but to make sure that Galgus solution can bring benefits to on-board connectivity as well as a raise in customer experience satisfaction rates.”

During the event, Galgus’ participants had the chance to explain its main features, being remarkable the interest aroused towards to Galgus’ Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS). Cibersecurity is seen as one of the most important problem. In fact, wireless communication has inherent vulnerabilities as the signals share the electromagnetic spectrum. For network owners and system integrators, ensuring the secrecy and privacy of communications is a major concern when operating a Wi-Fi network. Public networks with high user density, such as those present in convention centers, trains or airports, are the most vulnerable, as they are quite attractive for those who want to make malicious use of Wi-Fi. The most common attacks such as RougeAP or man-in-the-middle are very easy to carry out with free tools and are the easiest to deceive unwary users.

See you in Rail Live 2020!