Aeroports Deploy Blue Coat

Aeroports de Paris deploys Blue Coat Appliances to optimize and regulate its 6,000 employees' Internet access

January 29, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that Aroports de Paris has selected and installed Blue Coat® ProxySG® appliances for accelerating Internet content and applications, reducing bandwidth consumption, protecting against malware and enforcing policies for employee usage.

To meet the growing demand for Internet access, protect its infrastructure and enforce usage regulations, Aéroports de Paris installed a combination of ProxySG and ProxyAV appliances. These replaced some existing older proxy appliances which lacked the capacity, flexibility and manageability needed by the world-class Paris airports. A central requirement was the ability to accelerate content in addition to merely performing URL filtering for the nearly 6,000 employees who depend on Internet usage. Blue Coat appliances have been installed in all of the Aéroports de Paris locations, but are managed centrally through use of Blue Coat Director.

The deployment of Blue Coat appliances was done over a six month period and coordinated through the Information Technology and Telecommunications Department by Fabrice Lormant, Head of the Security Project (the research unit), and Jean-Michel Raulot, Manager of the Security Section (the operating unit). The installation began with a pilot phase, with a limited number of internal users who were chosen to validate the operation and use of the solution.

"We were won over by the power of Blue Coat appliances,” said Fabrice Lorman about the results they experienced during the trial period. “They gave us quick and reliable Internet access along with solid protection and management and immediately improved our individual employee productivity. Our employee user feedback has been very positive."

Blue Coat Systems Inc.

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