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ABC Picks Blue Coat

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), a leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that ABC Supply Company, the largest wholesale distributor of roofing, siding and windows in the United States, has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG® and ProxyAV® appliances and Blue Coat WebFilter to manage Web usage, accelerate content and applications, reduce bandwidth consumption and protect against malware at its 400 locations throughout the United States.

Blue Coat appliances provide visibility into the company’s Internet access and enables ABC Supply to enforce appropriate controls according to corporate policy, the type of content or application and the individual using it. Malicious content, such as spyware and viruses, can be stopped. Employee Web surfing can be managed according to acceptable use policies and various Web applications, such as instant messaging (IM) and those using streaming media or peer-to-peer (P2P), can be controlled for bandwidth or acceptability. Acceptable content and applications are accelerated through use of caching and pipelining. In addition, bandwidth consumption has been decreased by approximately 50 percent.

“Blue Coat appliances have enabled us to regain control of the Internet as a vehicle for business,” said Darrell Cleaver, enterprise network manager, ABC Supply Company. “We have the means to intelligently apply business controls and security to our Web usage while reducing bandwidth consumption and increasing response time.”

Blue Coat Systems Inc.