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August 26, 2015 10:00 ET

USTA Selects EdgeWave to Secure Network Connectivity at 2015 US Open Tennis Championship

EdgeWave Ensures Secure, Connected Experience at One of World's Largest Annual Sporting Events

SAN DIEGO, CA and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - August 26, 2015) - For the eighth consecutive year, EdgeWave, Inc.® (www.edgewave.com), a cybersecurity firm based in San Diego, California, is partnering with the US Tennis Association (USTA) to provide secure mobile Internet access to more than 750,000 expected fans, athletes and media at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships.

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 it is 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 solution that achieved both, allowing the USTA to provide a secure and connected experience."

With EdgeWave iPrism® Web Gateway™ and EPIC iGuard™ 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.

About EdgeWave, Inc.
EdgeWave is a leader in the cyber security industry, delivering innovative, effective and efficient protection across the full spectrum of business and government organizations. EdgeWave EPIC (Enhanced Precision Integrated Cyber Capabilities) combines real-time human and artificial intelligence with a Military-Grade operational approach to anticipate, identify, and defend against sophisticated adversaries and advanced security threats.
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About USTA
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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