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Symantec Blue Coat Web Security Review

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Technology

Application Delivery Network for web security and WAN optimization

Customer Focus

Blue Coat can be used by all companies, of all sizes

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Hostworks, HYA Cable TV, Marston’s, Midwestern Telecommunications Company

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About Blue Coat Web Security

Symantec Blue Coat Web SecurityBlue Coat delivers web security, Wide Area Network (WAN) Optimization and cloud service security to businesses that have mobile and web-based components that are exposed to online threats. In addition, Blue Coat offers a service called k9 Web Protection that protects children from viewing adult content.

Founded in 1996, Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with support centers in London, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Waterloo and Dubai. Blue Coat was named Networking Product of the Year by Tech World in 2011 and Security Vendor of the Year by CRN Magazine Australia in 2007. In 2012, Gartner listed them as a Leader in their Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway.

Blue Coat Web Security Key Features

  • Web filter for malware and multiple traffic threats
  • Webpulse uses 50 languages
  • Custom script analyzers
  • Granular control with Application Policy Engine
  • SGOS operating system
  • Threat analysis for encrypted and unencrypted traffic
  • Object and byte caching
  • Scalable video delivery
  • Delivery of fast-access to web and SaaS applications
  • Web filtering for web identification of unwanted sites
  • Deployment options

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