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Blue Coat Optimizes NDOC System

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), the state's largest agency, has selected Blue Coat SG™ appliances to optimize its Wide Area Network (WAN) by securing and accelerating its primary application, the Nevada Offender Tracking Information System (NOTIS), between its 20 prison facilities statewide. Without the use of Blue Coat appliances, this application would not work in many of the Department's remote locations.

Over 3,000 Nevada state employees rely on the department's critical NOTIS application, which manages everything from inmate sentences and facilities occupancy to information about potential threats to inmates among the prison population, such as opposing gang members who could pose a lethal menace to them. NDOC selected Blue Coat appliances to make NOTIS available to all of its locations across the state, even in the most remote areas. The solution also reduces bandwidth usage and enables Web security and policy control.

"Blue Coat is enabling us to deploy a new application that is critical to our effective operations," says Dan O'Barr, systems administrator, Nevada Department of Corrections. "It's important that the application has a fast enough response time to make its use interactive, even to our most remote locations."

Blue Coat Systems Inc.