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Blue Coat


Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.

This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat also offers service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization, as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user Web experience.

Founded in 1996, Blue Coat provides products to more than 15,000 customers worldwide, including 88% of the Fortune® Global 500. We also maintain support centers in Sunnyvale, London, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Waterloo and Dubai. Our experience, backed by a worldwide support team, means we can provide the application-level availability, security and acceleration with comprehensive visibility and user control our customers need.

WEB SECURITY

ProxySG

The industry-leading secure web gateway.

Get world-class threat protection backed by Blue Coat's real-time WebPulse technology and more than 75 million users. ProxySG provides complete control over all your web traffic with robust features that include user authentication, web filtering, data loss prevention, inspection and validation of SSL-encrypted traffic, content caching, bandwidth management, stream-splitting and more.

Cloud Service

Flexible Internet-delivered service.

The Blue Coat Cloud Service is a flexible security service that can be managed and deployed from anywhere in the world. The service can be seamlessly deployed within an existing security infrastructure and can scale to support new user requirements. A desktop agent ensures that remote and mobile workers are automatically protected regardless of their location.

As a location-aware service, the Blue Coat Cloud Service dynamically routes traffic to the closest data center based on a user’s current geographic location. Policy is applied on a global basis to ensure consistent protection and enforcement for individual employees around the world, including remote workers.

WAN OPTIMIZATION

MACH5

Power, flexibility, and speed in one appliance

Blue Coat MACH5 goes a step beyond other WAN optimization solutions, which focus exclusively on data applications. With Blue Coat MACH5, you can leverage specialized optimization features for data, video, cloud and web applications — even in IPv4, IPv6 or mixed environments.

MACH5 appliances combine protocol acceleration, compression, object and byte caching and QoS to help accelerate key applications such as file access, email, web, storage replication and backup. For advanced applications, MACH5 integrates specialized live and on-demand video optimization for Adobe Flash, Windows Media, Silverlight, HTML5 and all video. MACH5 cloud-caching engines enable faster SaaS application access with no impact to the cloud infrastructure.

PacketShaper

It’s your network. Own it.

Does your network know the difference between important web traffic like online meetings, and lower-priority traffic like games or streaming media? Your security solution might block entire categories of content, such as gambling or pornography, but how do you control everything else?

PacketShaper gives you content-aware control of today’s web-integrated WAN. Prioritize important applications like Oracle and SAP. Assure quality for VoIP and videoconferencing. Contain recreational traffic to any level you specify. PacketShaper’s unique integration of application and web content intelligence gives you the x-ray vision needed to monitor today’s network traffic, and enforces your rules with priority, partition and rate control technologies.

PacketShaper analyzes and positively identifies traffic generated by hundreds of business and recreational applications. And thanks to its integration with WebPulse – Blue Coat’s real-time web intelligence service – PacketShaper can even control application traffic by web content category. For example, you can permit low-impact social networking like Facebook status updates, but squeeze time-wasting games like FarmVille. PacketShaper makes it easy to collectively control related applications and content, while giving you precise tools to get granular where necessary.

PERSONAL SECURITY

K9 Web protection

Free web protection for home users

Blue Coat K9 Web Protection gives home users and families a whole new arsenal in the fight against adult content and malware — for free.

Whether you want to protect your kids or yourself, K9 Web Protection provides enterprise-class protection from pornography and other adult content on the Internet.

In addition, K9 delivers comprehensive anti-malware protection automatically. That means you don’t have to wait for the latest security patch or upgrade, which can leave your computer vulnerable to fast-moving web threats.

K9 uses Blue Coat WebPulse, the same advanced web filtering technology used by enterprise and government institutions worldwide — all with a user-friendly interface that allows you to control Internet use in your home.

K9 delivers:
• Web filtering that enables you to block entire categories of content, such as pornography or gambling
• Real-time malware protection that blocks illegal or malicious content
• Automatic content ratings that identify the category of an unrated web page
• Customized policies to allow or block any specific web site, such as Facebook or YouTube
• Caching technology that delivers continuous protection without impacting Internet performance
• Available for Windows, Mac and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod)


CacheFlow


Faster performance. Half the bandwidth.

The Blue Coat CacheFlow appliance is a high-performance web caching solution designed to help service providers save significantly on bandwidth and accelerate the delivery of rich Web 2.0 content, including video. CacheFlow easily scales to support more users and greater traffic volumes over time, plus provides built-in tools for web traffic reporting and filtering to protect users.

With CacheFlow, you don’t have to keep buying expensive bandwidth to meet performance goals. Using CacheFlow, you can dramatically cut infrastructure costs and deliver a more responsive web experience.

And with the patent-pending CachePulse technology, customers can be confident the CacheFlow solution will sustain high bandwidth savings and user experience gains over the long haul. CachePulse tracks the ever-changing web, so as new sites emerge or popular sites change how they deliver content, new caching rules and instruction updates are automatically delivered from the CachePulse cloud to the CacheFlow appliance.

Contact

Convergence Sales Helpdesk

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