EdgeWave Ensures Secure, Connected Experience at One of World's Largest Annual Sporting Events
Aug 29, 2016
FLUSHING, NY and SAN DIEGO, CA – For the ninth consecutive year, EdgeWave, Inc.® (www.edgewave.com), a cybersecurity firm based in La Jolla, California, partnered with the US Tennis Association (USTA) to provide secure mobile Internet access to more than 750,000 fans, media and athletes attending this years’ 2016 US Open Tennis Championships.
In order to secure its high-speed Internet access, the USTA once again selected EdgeWave to provide end-to-end Internet policy enforcement, keeping its network secure by blocking users from accessing undesirable content such as online gambling sites, and keeping users safe from data breaches and attacks. An expansive mobile Internet infrastructure at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., allows the US Open to provide athletes, media, sponsorship partners and fans with the most accessible and connected experience possible.
“The US Open has truly embraced the connected experience. Whether its fans posting to social media networks or sponsors using Wi-Fi devices for on-site marketing, more people and devices at the US Open means more demand and strain on our networks which need to be more secure than ever,” said Larry Bonfante, USTA CIO. “Our non-gambling filtering policies are strictly adhered to without us ever having to touch endpoints, and performance, even with the enormity of data that is transferred during the event, is excellent.”
“Demanding network environments like the US Open, one of the largest annual sporting events in the world, require web security with maximum flexibility and scalability,” said Farley Stewart, CTO at EdgeWave. “Our iPrism Secure Web Gateway offers a powerful security in a self-contained appliance that allows the USTA to provide a connected experience for users that is secure and in compliance with policy.”
EdgeWave iPrism® Secure Web Gateway™ provides fine-grained content filtering combined with advance threat defense. With iPrism the USTA can set flexible, yet granular security policies for Internet users and automatically block flagged URLs and web pages from reaching connection endpoints. During a previous US Open, EdgeWave managed 4.5 TBs of data over 210,000 unique endpoint connections during the course of the tournament, while maintaining a secure 850+Mbps throughput with zero network latency.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level, from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 770,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking nine summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s national charitable foundation, USTA Serves, provides grants and scholarships and helps underserved youth and people with disabilities. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
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