FC Barcelona fortify defence with Fortinet 

This strategic alliance has secured Fortinet the title of official cybersecurity partner for the iconic Spotify Camp Nou stadium.

The LALIGA club, FC Barcelona (FCB) have announced a new three-year partnership with Fortinet, a leader in comprehensive cybersecurity solutions.

This strategic alliance has secured Fortinet the title of official cybersecurity partner for the iconic Spotify Camp Nou stadium.

This partnership aligns with FCB’s vision of transforming Espai Barca into a global innovation hub. The club aims to integrate cutting-edge technology into the new stadium experience seamlessly. Fortinet’s advanced security solutions will be instrumental in achieving this goal.

The agreement strengthens Barcelona’s commitment to innovation as they embark on Spotify Camp Nou’s transformation. Fortinet’s expertise will be crucial in securing the stadium’s digital infrastructure, including Wi-Fi, operational technology, and the data centre.

Fortinet will equip the stadium with a robust security suite. FortiGate firewalls will safeguard the network, while Zero Trust Network Access and endpoint security will protect users and devices accessing applications. Additionally, centralised management with AI-powered security analytics will provide Barcelona with comprehensive network visibility.

Juli Guiu, Vice-President of FC Barcelona’s Marketing Area, said, “Espai Barça must be the catalyst for the Club’s digital transformation, and cybersecurity is a fundamental pillar. Our alliance with Fortinet ensures that our facilities will have the most advanced protection and a secure digital environment for all those who visit the Stadium. This collaboration highlights our commitment to innovation and technology and the Club’s commitment to offer the best experience.”

John Maddison, Chief Marketing Officer of Fortinet, said, “Building on Fortinet’s history of cybersecurity innovation spanning more than 20 years, we’re proud to support FC Barcelona’s ambitious vision to create an international innovation hub powered by industry-leading, cutting-edge technologies. Our shared goal of developing Spotify Camp Nou into one of the world’s leading stadiums is made possible by leveraging the Fortinet Security Fabric platform to secure its digital environment.”

Founded in 2000, Fortinet is a major player in the cybersecurity industry, offering a comprehensive range of network security solutions. Its well-known FortiGate firewall delivers top-tier protection against cyber threats. However, Fortinet goes beyond firewalls, providing a diverse security product portfolio and prioritizing user-friendly management tools.

The Blaugrana are dedicated to transforming their home ground into a modern marvel, boasting the latest amenities for its supporters. Recent partnerships with TK Elevator for mobility solutions and EHEIM Möbel for seating exemplify this commitment. By prioritising fan comfort, embracing cutting-edge technology, and fostering strategic collaborations, the club strives to create a world-class stadium experience and solidify its position as a global leader in sports entertainment.

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