SonicWALL to offer secure Wi-Fi coverage to 2011 FIBA Americas championship in Argentina


SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network
security and data protection solutions, announced that Grupo IntecSer, the
organizer of 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, has selected the SonicWALL NSA
4500, TZ100, SonicPoint-N Dual-Radio and the SonicWALL Global Management System
(GMS) to provide secure Wi-Fi access for participating athletes, over 300
journalists covering the championship, as well as event staff. 2011 FIBA
Americas Championship is the most important basketball event on the South
American continent.



At the event, teams from participating countries compete
for qualification to the 2012 Olympics in London.



“Journalists today require immediate accessibility
to the Internet to upload event coverage and media,” said Ricardo
Marchetti, president of Grupo IntecSer.



“Similarly, event organizers and their staff require
Internet access to sell tickets and to access local and remote online resources
needed for the event. Both wired and wireless communications must be secure and
readily available,” Marchetti added.



Grupo IntecSer will implement one central SonicWALL NSA
4500 inside the main stadium, which will manage four SonicPoint-N Dual-Radio
access points for Wi-Fi connectivity to Internet access via a 40 Mbps
connection. In addition, multiple TZ100 appliances, each controlling a
SonicPoint-Ni Dual-Band will be used in large tents around the main stadium
where DSL drops are provided.



SonicWALL recently announced the promotionsof
John Keenan to vice president of North America Sales and Vince Massey to senior
director of North America Channels.



The promotions of Keenan and Massey are recognition of
their proven ability to lead the sales and channel organizations. They
underscore SonicWALL’s ongoing adjustment of its organization to enhance
customer experience, further expand sales in the enterprise space and reconfirm
commitment to SMBs.



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