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Blue Coat Accelerates Merck

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that Merck Brazil, a division of the leading manufacturer of vaccines and medicines in Latin America, has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG® and Blue Coat® ProxyAVTM appliances to manage Web usage, accelerate Internet content and applications, protect against malware and enforce policies for employee Web usage.

Blue Coat appliances provide Merck with a unique combination of security, policy control and acceleration, and help ensure compliance with its corporate rules – which is very important for Merck, a company that increasingly relies on the Internet for communication, information and commercial transactions. Visualization of network traffic also allows Merck to effectively control Internet usage in order to comply with rules and regulations established by the corporation.

“We have analyzed and tested several different products, and Blue Coat stood out by providing the broadest functionality, stability and performance, allowing us to create comprehensive policies that could be defined and managed from a central point,” said Dalmo Mello, regional IT Infrastructure manager, Merck Brazil. “The Blue Coat appliances also helped us avoid possible risks to our business due to the flexibility in security services deployment.”

Blue Coat Systems Inc.