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Youth Olympics

“We needed to find a complete solution that ensured network availability, accessibility, and performance without compromising on security for the Youth Olympic Games. That is why we chose to deploy Fortinet’s FortiGate full bundle solution.”

Gustavo Linares, managing director of IT Security, Buenos Aires City Government 


Along with the Olympic Games and the Winter Olympics, the Youth Olympic Games is one of the largest international sporting events in the world. When the games are held, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) works hand-in-hand with the host city to coordinate the organization of this competition that brings together – both in person and virtually – millions of spectators across the world.

At an event of this scale, computer security and IT infrastructure availability are critical aspects for organizers. The Government of Buenos Aires’ IT Security team was tasked with managing all aspects of the event’s cybersecurity, including a preliminary risk assessment for an international event of this nature, the definition of processes to address them, and the implementation of Fortinet's advanced security Next-Generation Firewalls to help guarantee network availability and prevent and mitigate any incidents.      

Learn more about how the Youth Olympics secures their large-scale IT infrastructure.

Business Impact


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24/7 availability to support demanding multi-network information traffic at a large-scale event

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Fast detection and response capacity to comply with incident resolution SLAs in less than a minute

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Ability to filter web content for underage users

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Easy management of multiple networks with different levels of sophistication and strictness

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