Gillette Stadium appoints Blue Mantis as IT partner


Blue Mantis and Kraft Sports + Entertainment will provide cybersecurity, and cloud solutions for Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots.

Under the terms of multi-year agreement, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, a division of The Kraft Group, overseeing marketing, sales, content development, and event operations,. has engaged Blue Mantis to deliver a complete range of IT, cloud and cybersecurity services for the Patriots, and  the portfolio of Kraft Group businesses.

“We’ve long admired the Kraft Group. It is a world-class organization that has attained incredible success on the field, in entertainment and in business,” said  Josh Dinneen, president, Blue Mantis,” adding, “As an in-stadium sponsor, we now have a highly visible and versatile platform to further raise awareness for the Blue Mantis brand and deliver business opportunities for our technology partners.”

These services include Microsoft licensing and application development, anti-virus and malware protection, data protection and governance, network security, remote access, and data backup.

As part of the agreement, Blue Mantis will receive in-stadium digital signage and will have the opportunity to leverage the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium logos to create content to support its prospecting, marketing and sales efforts.

Blue Mantis will also have a dedicated suite featuring a board room to be used for clients, prospects and partner meetings.

“Blue Mantis is an ideal technology partner for Kraft Sports + Entertainment,” said Michael Israel, chief information officer, The Kraft Group. “The firm brings a 30-year track record of success in helping businesses innovate, mitigate and defend against advanced cyber threats and stay ahead of the digital revolution.”

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