Webroot, a leader in cloud-based security intelligence solutions, today announced its industry-leading Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business – Endpoint Protection was selected by the six time AFC Championship winner and two time Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, to help protect the team’s highly distributed and mobile information technology (IT) environment.
In today’s highly competitive sports environment, a team’s information can be a key competitive advantage, both on the field and in their business operations. Prior to the 2013 NFL season, the Broncos reviewed their IT infrastructure, identifying opportunities for improvements to ensure their information would be accessible and secure. As part of the security assessment, the team’s IT department ultimately chose Webroot SecureAnywhere Business – Endpoint Protection to replace their existing solutions due to Webroot’s unique cloud-based architecture, which delivered more effective protection, superior speed and performance, and an adaptable management environment.
“We have tried a few antivirus platforms since I arrived at the Broncos in 2008 and the Webroot SecureAnywhere application is, by far, the most complete and robust platform we have installed to date,” said Russ Trainor, vice president of information technology for the Denver Broncos. “We debated as a team whether or not to change our security right at the beginning of the football season. After we ran a Webroot pilot installation, there was no question. We all felt we owed it to our users to get this application rolled out to the organization as soon as possible.”
“With their string of championships and their success this season, the Broncos know what it takes to be successful on the field, and they bring that same demand for excellence to every aspect of their organization,” said Jeff Santelices, senior vice president of worldwide field operations at Webroot. “Webroot demonstrated we could provide a better solution to protect their endpoints, and we are pleased to say we made the team.”
Webroot SecureAnywhere solutions provide powerful protection from online threats for PCs, Mac® computers, and Android™ and iOS® smartphones and tablets, making them an ideal fit for the Broncos’ diverse and highly-distributed IT environment. Webroot’s cloud-based security platform blocks new threats more quickly, and enables administrators to manage endpoints anytime, no matter where they are located.
“Webroot has fortified and simplified our security platform,” said Chris Newman, IT Architect for the Denver Broncos. “From deployment and installation to performance, monitoring, reporting and technical support, Webroot has exceeded our expectations. Our ability to protect and monitor our organization’s devices regardless of platform is invaluable. If you are looking at changing endpoint security vendors, it would be a mistake not to consider Webroot as a frontrunner.”
About the Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos football enters its 54th season in 2013 as the team seeks to return to the pinnacle of success it enjoyed with back-to-back Super Bowl wins in 1997 and ‘98. Playing for the 13th year at their glistening stadium, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Broncos will perform before sellout crowds for the 44th consecutive season, the first 31 of which came at Mile High Stadium. The team has sold out 333 consecutive regular-season games and 350 consecutive contests including playoff games. Broncos fans have watched their team amass one of the NFL’s finest records since the club’s first winning season in 1973, enduring just seven losing seasons—tied for the second-fewest in the NFL. This season also marks Pat Bowlen’s 30th as Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Broncos. During that time, Denver has enjoyed a virtually unmatched level of success in the context of the entire NFL and within the American Football Conference Western Division.