[MUSIC PLAYING] The Denver Broncos, we've been around since 1960. We had a lot of success on the field, including the two Super Bowl wins in '97 and '98. And working for the organization has been just as fulfilling as being a fan of the organization.
As a Colorado native, I've always been a Denver Broncos fan. It's exciting to be working a part of this organization that I have a passion for.
IT's role in helping the Denver Broncos works all the way from the football side to the business side. We work hard at making sure that all the systems stay up and are protected, and keep everything going on a game day, as well as during the week.
Remote access for the Denver Broncos is as important to us as it is in any organization. And we have employees that work 24/7. They want to be able to get to their resources, whether it be football coach or a salesperson in marketing.
Previously, we were using an IPsec VPN. And we wanted to expand our VPN capabilities.
We chose SRA 4600 for its flexibility. It's a great device in that respect that it does provide the service that you need from a VPN standpoint. But it also allows you to work with other parties to create a two factor authentication.
So we're using SonicWALL's Mobile Connect app on our tablets to establish a two factor VPN connection back to the network.
It's a very customizable device. You can customize the interface. It's also easy to deploy. It's much easier for users to connect in.
I can create different portals. I can create different domains. I can choose when users log in, log off, if they use a Mac product, or if they use a Microsoft product, or if they use a Linux product. They don't have to worry about what kind of VPN connection that we can provide because we can provide it to all of those platforms.
Our employees are more productive as a result of this implementation because now they know they can rely on the internet staying up. And we can solve problems quickly. And when they're on the road-- whether it be a coach, or a scout, or PR-- they know they can get in and get the resources they need to get their jobs done.
Dell Software has made it easier from an admins perspective because now we have a simple interface with more features than we had with our previous solution.
We've heard back from a lot of employees recent with the VPN and the ease of use of that. And they really appreciate it because that's very visible to them. And that impacts their lives on a daily basis in their ability to get their work done.
IT is a big part of the team here at the Broncos, but we try not to be visible. It's kind of like the offensive line. If everything's working the way it should, then nobody notices you're there.
The SRA 4600 is an integral part of how our organization works. And it works great, so people don't really notice. But they are benefiting from it.