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Blue Coat Advances Hybrid Secure Web Gateway to Provide Enterprises with Continuous Threat Protection at Lower TCO

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it is expanding its hybrid Secure Web Gateway solution with new Blue Coat?? ProxySG?? Series and ProxyAV??? Series appliances, new cloud-based defenses in the Blue Coat WebPulse??? service and extended remote user protection through Blue Coat ProxyClient??? software. These new additions include:

  • Blue Coat ProxySG 9000 Series appliances that set a new industry standard for performance
  • Blue Coat ProxyAV 1400 and 2400 Series appliances for high performance inline malware scanning
  • Enhanced security checks for Web-based threats in the ProxySG family of appliances
  • Extensible custom filtering for Blue Coat ProxyClient software
  • Additional defenses against Web-based threats added to the Blue Coat WebPulse cloud service

The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution is a scalable, hybrid architecture that combines ProxySG and ProxyAV appliances with ProxyClient software and the cloud-based WebPulse service to provide Web awareness and on-demand intelligence about the latest Web threats across the extended enterprise at a lower total cost of ownership.

Throughput and Performance Scalability without Compromise

The new Blue Coat ProxySG 9000 and ProxyAV 1400 and 2400 appliances connect to the WebPulse collaborative cloud defense service to obtain threat intelligence and Web awareness. Innovations in design and processing for the new ProxySG appliances result in a 5X performance improvement over existing appliances. Additionally, the ProxySG 9000 appliances support a full Gigabit per second of throughput when deployed in high availability configurations, setting a new industry performance standard for gateway appliances. With these advances, the ProxySG and ProxyAV appliances can each scale to support enterprises with 250 to 60,000 users on a single appliance.

Blue Coat has also significantly advanced the threat analysis capabilities in its Secure Gateway Operating System (SGOS) version 5.5, boosting performance by 40 percent across the entire family of ProxySG and ProxyAV appliances and enabling in-depth scanning of suspicious attachments, including compressed files, without compromising performance.

Extensible Management Simplifies Policy Control and Reporting

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