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BCSI Joins NTAP Program

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat(R) Systems (BCSI) , the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced its membership in the Network Appliance (NTAP) Partner Program. Membership in the Partner Program means Blue Coat and NetApp will work together to tightly integrate Blue Coat SG appliances with NetApp enterprise storage to provide customers with accelerated data replication and backup processes over the Wide Area Network (WAN). Blue Coat acquired the assets of the NetApp NetCache business in September 2006. Blue Coat and NetApp currently share numerous customers worldwide.

"Customers benefit from the close working relationship between NetApp and Blue Coat," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Alliances at Network Appliance. "Blue Coat's membership in the NetApp Partner Program provides customers with accelerated SnapMirror(R) data transfer and improved WAN performance for efficient disaster recovery and business continuity."

Blue Coat Systems Inc.