Blue Coat enhances web security solutions


Blue Coat
Systems, a provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, announced
the launch of enhancements to its Web security solutions that provide advanced
application controls, more granular content ratings and actionable intelligence
to deliver detailed visibility into and precise control over Web-based
applications on the network.


With these
updates, Blue Coat enables businesses to harness the power of Web-based
applications while mitigating the risk of data loss or lower employee


With the
introduction of the Blue Coat Web Application Policy Engine, Blue Coat delivers
the advanced Web application and operation controls businesses require to
effectively manage social media and other Web-based applications.


Blue Coat  has
also enhanced its Reporter platform to deliver visibility into Web application
and operation usage through detailed, drill down reporting that helps IT
managers set effective policies with these new controls.


Coat Web Security solutions combine the protection, control and actionable
intelligence to effectively manage the proliferation of Web-based applications
while mitigating the risks of data loss or lower employee productivity,”
said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Blue
Coat Systems.  


With the Blue
Coat Web Application Policy Engine, businesses can set and enforce policies by
specific application, operation and category for a diverse group of social
networking, video, streaming, business and media sharing applications.


Blue Coat
adds new applications and operations to the Web Application Policy Engine on a
monthly basis to continually enhance the value delivered to customers and to
ensure they have the relevant controls to manage critical Web applications.


To help
businesses effectively manage dynamic Web content and mitigate new and evolving
Web-based threats, Blue Coat has added four new categories to Blue Coat
WebFilter: Spam, Dynamic DNS Host, Child Pornography and Informational.


The Blue Coat
Web Security portfolio delivers comprehensive protection against Web-based
threats, granular control and actionable intelligence, enabling businesses to
create flexible policies that align with their business requirements.


Blue Coat
Systems recently announced
its Blue Coat CacheFlow 5000 appliance, which delivers significant performance
and capacity more than three times greater throughput and cache storage
compared to the previous version in the same compact, 4U footprint.


The new
CacheFlow appliance includes IPv6 support to address the advanced networking
requirements of large service provider customers. This performance improvement
comes at a time when the increasing amount of rich Web 2.0 content, especially
videos and large files, is severely straining service provider networks, making
it challenging to both provide a top quality user experience and contain
bandwidth costs.


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