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Seattle Kraken Deploy WatchGuard’s Unified Security Platform

We’re proud to announce the recent deployment of our Unified Security Platform® architecture for the Seattle Kraken, providing comprehensive protection against cyber threats for the NHL’s 32nd franchise. The Kraken now rely on WatchGuard to provide complete protection for their organization as the official cybersecurity sponsor of the Seattle Kraken. 

The six-person Kraken IT team is responsible for managing and protecting more than 260 individuals and their devices at home and on the road, as well as servers, private networks, and other equipment. The Kraken Community Iceplex, which houses the team’s offices and IT equipment, also has rinks and a Wi-Fi network that are open to the public. The team also supports technology innovation across the franchise and is known for raising the bar league-wide on the use of technology in player, employee, and fan experiences. WatchGuard’s intuitive management – which is designed for ease of use – enables the Kraken’s lean IT team to quickly and efficiently recognize and address issues.

“I spoke with a colleague [about WatchGuard] and he said, ‘I love those guys and love that company,’ and I felt that throughout this entire process. It’s an incredibly reliable resource for us, and I’ve felt safer knowing WatchGuard is there to protect us,” said Sean Rawlins, Director of IT, Seattle Kraken.

“It’s so easy to use, and I feel like it’s tailored just for us. We now have time to go fight other fires that pop up, and devote time to other projects,” said Ryan Willgues, cybersecurity engineer, Seattle Kraken. 

Simplified security is WatchGuard’s approach to security across all organizations, "Our goal is to make enterprise-class cybersecurity accessible to organizations of any size," said Michelle Welch, CMO and SVP of business strategy at WatchGuard Technologies. "A key part of that value proposition is the simplicity and ease of use of our Unified Security Platform provides to IT security pros so they can efficiently stop threats faced by their organizations. We're proud that the Kraken are echoing what we hear from so many of our customers and partners around the world."

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