Travelport upgrades Galileo security

Travelport GDS has announced details of its new and advanced online security connection for users of its Galileo system.Travel agents subscribing to the Galileo GDS now have the opportunity to increase their online security with the company’s new Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connectivity option, designed to introduce new levels of security for online transactions.

The new connection, which removes the limitations caused by leased line technology, enables agents to access the Galileo host and complete secure internet transactions through an encrypted link between the Galileo Web server and an agency’s desktop.


Patrick Lukan, country manager for Travel GDS, UK and Ireland, commented, “Online security is a critical issue for all companies to manage especially considering the ever-increasing number of online transactions. Our new SSL connection ensures that all data passing between the Web server and our desktop remains both private and unique to travel agencies and Galileo.”



“Migrating to SSL Connectivity is very straightforward for all Galileo-connected users, as the software can simply be downloaded from the Internet. Once agencies have had their connection information updated in Galileo’s database and have downloaded the software, customers will immediately benefit from the SSL connection,” continued Lukan.


After migration to SSL connectivity, each workstation automatically connects to Galileo through the Internet.  For more information on Galileo’s new SSL product, visit or contact your local Galileo Account Manager.