The Atlanta Braves Chooses OpenDNS to Secure Its Network
The Major League Baseball franchise deploys OpenDNS cloud security services across its network of teams and six facilities spanning the southern US and Caribbean
San Francisco — OpenDNS, provider of the world’s leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced that the Atlanta Braves have deployed OpenDNS’s Web security services to protect its multiple-site network from online threats. The Atlanta Braves are one of the most successful baseball teams in recent history, and the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. OpenDNS is the world’s largest and fastest-growing DNS and cloud security service.
The Braves organization chose cloud-based OpenDNS, in part, for its remote management capabilities. The Braves deployed OpenDNS throughout its organization, which includes a spring training facility in Orlando, FL, minor league teams in Mississippi and Georgia and a facility in the Dominican Republic.
OpenDNS allows effortless enforcement of policies, which are entirely controlled through a single interface over the Web.
Prior to OpenDNS, Braves employees had no malware protection on their network. OpenDNS efficiently and effectively secures the Braves’ network from such threats through industry-leading security services and has dramatically reduced the amount of time network operations staff spends managing endpoint security.
Like many other large organizations, an additional driver in the Braves’ decision to choose OpenDNS was cost. Appliance-based solutions and their associated and ongoing management fees can cost organizations a significant amount annually for six locations. At a fraction of the cost, OpenDNS saves the Atlanta Braves substantial budgetary dollars, while providing best-available security.
“Not having to travel to each physical location to deploy, then manage a filtering appliance saves the organization a significant dollar amount when man hours, shipping charges and travel expenses are considered,” says Sherry Millette, Braves Director of Information Technology. “We tested OpenDNS initially with only a few users. We were so happy with the results that we fast tracked it to production.”
OpenDNS is the world’s leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network’s overall performance and reliability. For more information about OpenDNS, please visit: www.opendns.com.
About The Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves is Major League Baseball’s winningest franchise since 1991. During that time, Braves teams have earned 14 division championships, five National League pennants and a World Series title. Based in Atlanta since 1966, the Braves franchise is the longest continuously operating franchise in Major League Baseball. Atlanta Braves games are telecast on FS South, SportSouth, and Peachtree TV. Beginning in 2010 radio broadcasts will be heard in Atlanta on 680 the Fan, Rock 100.5, and regionally on the Atlanta Braves Radio Network. Follow the Braves at braves.com, facebook.com/braves, and twitter.com/braves.