ReliaQuest to serve as official Cybersecurity partner of the Boston Celtics
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Celtics today announced their official partnership with ReliaQuest, making it the team’s official cybersecurity partner.
“Partnering with ReliaQuest will allow us to enhance our data and network security posture, and we’re confident their GreyMatter platform will enable the best possible protection of our in-house and cloud-based assets,” said Celtics Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Jay Wessland.
The Celtics chose ReliaQuest GreyMatter to improve visibility and control over its security model by connecting disparate technologies, processes and teams. GreyMatter uses a combination of machine learning and human analysis to proactively identify and address cybersecurity threats across an organization so that security teams can mobilize faster and more effective responses. The platform improves threat detection by four times in less than 90 days and allows for a 35 percent reduction in technology cost ownership by optimizing the effectiveness of existing assets.
ReliaQuest also served as the official presenting partner of the Celtics’ annual Seats for Soldiers Night, an initiative in which Season Ticket Members and fans donate game tickets to the United Service Organizations to benefit members of the United States Armed Services both past and present. Over 30 percent of ReliaQuest employees have served in various branches of the military.
“The threat landscape around professional sports leagues continues to grow, especially with the rise of fantasy sports sites, all the while teams like the Boston Celtics are focused on protecting both their sensitive data and end users, including coaches, scouts and players,” said Brian Murphy, CEO of ReliaQuest. “ReliaQuest is thrilled to provide the platform to help the Celtics stay secure this season and in the future. Cyber security is a team sport which is why we are equally excited to be able to partner with the Celtics community to support a program that honors those that have served in the Armed Forces both past and present.”
About the Boston Celtics
A charter member of the Basketball Association of America (which evolved into the National Basketball Association) since 1946, the Boston Celtics have won a record 17 NBA Championships, including eight (8) in a row from 1959-1966, winning their first title in 1957 and their most recent in 2008. The Celtics have long stood for equality and respect, including hiring the first African American Coach and starting the first all black starting five. In addition, 39 former Celtics players, management or staff have been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In December 2002 the team returned to local ownership for the first time since 1963. For more information on the Celtics, log on to www.celtics.com.
ReliaQuest fortifies the world’s most trusted brands against cyber threats with its platform for proactive security model management. Acting as a force multiplier on an organization’s existing cybersecurity investments, only ReliaQuest’s GreyMatter integrates disparate technologies to provide a unified, actionable view that fills the gaps in enterprise security programs. GreyMatter uses a combination of machine learning and human analysis so security operations teams can focus on increasing the speed and effectiveness of their threat responses, while also advancing strategic initiatives, rather than blocking and tackling daily threats. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., ReliaQuest is a private company with operations in Las Vegas, Nev., Salt Lake City, Utah, and Dublin, Ireland. For more information, visit www.reliaquest.com.
Christian Megliola, Boston Celtics – 617-399-8456, [email protected]
Heather Walker, Boston Celtics – 617-594-4453, [email protected]
Brandon Chinn, Boston Celtics – 617-399-8430, [email protected]