Blue Mantis scores a touchdown with the New England Patriots, winning a deal to provide a full suite of IT services to the Kraft Group.

Jeff O'Heir

September 27, 2023

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Blue Mantis deal with New England Patriots
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Blue Mantis, the New Hampshire-based MSP formerly known as GreenPages, has scored a winning touchdown with the New England Patriots. The firm signed a deal with Kraft Sports + Entertainment to become the official IT services and distribution partner for Gillette Stadium and the football team.

The deal won’t help the Patriots improve its 0-2 record on their home turf, but it will increase the managed services, cybersecurity and cloud solutions for the Kraft Group’s holdings, which also include the New England Revolution soccer club. Under the terms of the deal, Blue Mantis will provide Microsoft licensing ad application development; enterprise endpoint protection, including antivirus and malware; data protection and governance; managed network security and compliance; and enterprise backup and data protection.

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Blue Mantis’ Josh Dinneen

Blue Mantis, No. 338 on Channel Futures’ MSP 501 ranking of the world’s top solution providers, recently moved into new headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. But this deal expands the company’s footprint into the Foxborough, Massachusetts, stadium, including access to a dedicated suite that features a board room for client and partner meetings. The MSP also gets digital signage throughout the stadium and can use the Patriots and stadium logos in its marketing and sales initiatives.

Blue Mantis Continues Its Evolution

Blue Mantis changed its name from GreenPages in July to reflect the company’s 30-year evolution from a local company sourcing components through a catalog to a managed service provider offering a full suite of advanced services to clients around the country. The name change coincided with a new brand identity; a more modern, user-friendly website; and the tagline, “Let’s Meet the Future.” The phrase represents Blue Mantis’ growth over the years from a component sourcing company to a VAR, an integrator, and then an MSP and CSP offering cybersecurity, GitOps and FinOps, networking, carrier services, modern workspace solutions and data center modernization.

“Blue Mantis is thrilled and honored to partner with Kraft Sports + Entertainment to modernize and protect the digital assets of Gillette Stadium and the various Kraft Group businesses,” said Josh Dinneen, Blue Mantis president. “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. 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.”

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Jeff O'Heir

Jeff O’Heir is a journalist and editor who has spent much of his career covering the business leaders, issues and trends that define the IT and consumer technology channels. His work in print, online and on stage has showcased, educated and connected small and large solution providers, MSPs, channel pros and vendors. During his career, Jeff has also covered engineering technologies and breakthroughs, crime, politics, food and the arts.

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