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. With more demand for reliable, 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.
“In years past many major sporting events sought to keep people off of data networks, but 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. “EdgeWave built us a powerful and nonintrusive solution that allows us to effectively control Internet usage policies without the need to touch every single device that comes on board.”
“Environments like the US Open, one of the largest annual sporting events in the world, require solutions with maximum flexibility and scalability when it comes to network management,” said Dave Maquera, CEO and President of EdgeWave. “Instead of having the USTA sacrifice business and user experience to meet security requirements, we built a custom solution that achieved both, allowing the USTA to provide a secure and connected experience.”
With EdgeWave iPrism® Web GatewayTM and EPIC iGuardTM network analytics platform, 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 the 2014 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.
EdgeWave provides on-site network security to other sports organizations including the Detroit Tigers, and secures over 5,000 organizations worldwide through high-performing cybersecurity solutions. EdgeWave iPrism Web Gateway is the only web security solution that combines web filtering, anti-virus, and SSL inspection, plus laptop and mobile device security, on a proven multi-gigabit appliance.
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