The European Tour has announced cybersecurity solutions platform Fortinet as an official tour partner and cybersecurity partner.
The collaboration sees the company provide its security solutions to support the tour’s digital innovation journey.
Max Hamilton, Commercial Director at the European Tour, commented: “Following the ongoing and extensive transformation of the European Tour’s technological landscape, we have been keen to find a new partner that will help protect our investments and keep us at the forefront of technology in sport.
“Technology plays such an integral role in modern golf and Fortinet’s innovation and expertise will enhance our ability to successfully deliver a secure experience. It’s a true partnership in every sense of the word and further demonstrates our excellent commercial momentum.”
Furthermore, the partnership will see the organisation utilise Fortinet’s adaptive cloud security solutions to bring ‘advanced’ security, broad visibility and control across the tour’s cloud infrastructures and increase the speed of its operations.
John Maddison, EVP of Products and CMO at Fortinet said; “The European Tour delivers an amazing experience – in equal measure for their fans and world class golfers. As the European Tour’s Official Cybersecurity Partner, our company will bring its deep expertise in cybersecurity innovation to the world of golf.”
The company’s ‘Security Fabric’ – which offers a broad set of automated, integrated solutions supported by advanced threat intelligence and AI-enabled security services – looks to enable the European Tour to enhance its security analytics, reporting and response capabilities at tournaments, as well as implement a ‘zero-trust’ security approach.
“We are thrilled to be working together with the European Tour, to accelerate its digital innovation journey thanks to the Fortinet Security Fabric, enabling broad visibility, seamless integration and granular control and automation,” Maddison added.
After losing 18 events during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the event returned to its full international programme in July this year.
This included the British Masters – hosted by Danny Willett – with an increased prize fund.