Overview: Blue Coat Systems offers an Application Delivery Network infrastructure that optimizes and secures the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.
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2010 Application Delivery Networking Challenge: Accelerating, Securing, Optimizing & Monitoring Applications by BlueCoat. November 18, 2010 - Application delivery is one of the few technologies that both improves the end-user experience and lowers the cost of enterprise networks. It improves response time, reduces bandwidth, optimizes server performance, provides enhanced security and gives visibility into what is happening at the application layer. Read this white paper to learn more.
5 Reasons Why You Need Better Visibility of Your Network by BlueCoat. April 20, 2009 - If you can't see what's happening, then you can't even begin to attack what's wrong with the network. Here are 5 concrete reasons why you should contact Blue Coat today and start working towards greater visibility of your network.
A Technical Review of Caching Technologies by BlueCoat. December 17, 2007 - The goal of this white paper is to discuss the role of caching, describe in detail how object caching and byte caching works, and show how these caching technologies work together to deliver true performance differentiation.
Accelerate and Optimize Microsoft SharePoint by BlueCoat. November 01, 2011 - This white paper discusses SharePoint 2007 along with the cloud-deployed version of SharePoint 2007, BPOS. In addition a look is taken at some of the deployment options, network impacts and optimization approaches.
Accelerating File Services Across the WAN by BlueCoat. May 11, 2010 - CIFS performs poorly across WAN links due to higher latency. The solution to solve the CIFS problem is to apply several WAN optimization technologies working together to quickly and easily restore application performance, improve response time, and recover WAN bandwidth.
Application Acceleration for Satellite-Based Enterprise Services by BlueCoat. December 30, 2008 - This paper reviews the best of the newest achievements in VSAT performance and utility and shows how these solutions could become part of the mainstream of corporate network deployment and an integral portion of commercial (and competitive) service provider offerings.
Application Awareness for Service Providers by BlueCoat. May 11, 2010 - Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can inject application awareness into their services as their next value-add and as a critical differentiator. Anyone offering managed services, either on-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution, must build application awareness into their infrastructures from the bottom up.
Application Delivery Networks -- Enabling Video Ready Networks by BlueCoat. October 22, 2009 - This paper takes a look at some of the advantages of video conferencing in terms of both cost savings and time savings, explains some of the problems and challenges in making video conferencing work, and gives advice for making the network ready to accommodate video conferences.
Application Delivery Networks: The New Imperative for IT Visibility, Acceleration and Security by BlueCoat. September 14, 2010 - Your business depends on one thing: getting the right information to the right people at the right time. To gain a competitive advantage, improve customer service and access more business intelligence, you have to ensure fast and responsive application delivery to users wherever they are.
Application List: Applications that Blue Coat PacketShaper Classifies and Controls by BlueCoat. April 20, 2009 - Check out this data sheet for a categorized listing of 600 common applications for which Blue Coat PacketShaper delivers an accurate picture of network traffic.
Application Performance Brief: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server by BlueCoat. April 07, 2011 - Blue Coat Systems provides an end-to-end acceleration solution to regain performance, minimize bandwidth usage, and significantly reduce the time to complete all SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 operations.
Application Visibility and Monitoring: An integrated approach to application delivery by BlueCoat. October 07, 2010 - This white paper looks at the specific issues behind application performance problems and how to resolve them within an ADN environment. It explores how to deliver superior application performance by using application-level insight to manage bandwidth demand, protect against malware and so much more.
Application Visibility and Monitoring: An Integrated Approach to Application Delivery by BlueCoat. April 16, 2009 - It's no secret that application performance drives business performance. But to achieve the level of application performance your business demands, you need total visibility into your network infrastructure so you can identify and monitor all your applications and resolve the issues that impede performance.
Avocent Accelerates Critical Applications over WAN While Ensuring Distributed Web Security at Branch Offices by BlueCoat. September 19, 2011 - IT infrastructure management solutions provider, Avocent Corporation, needed to accomplish two critical tasks: Improve performance of key business applications and provide decentralized Web security and control for their branch offices. View this case study to learn how they were able to meet both needs with just one solution.
Balancing Social Networking with Network Security Objectives by BlueCoat. March 04, 2011 - Social networking has achieved a level of popularity that requires reasonable access at work, but it is also sufficiently mature to bring value to many businesses. But safe social networking requires an aggressive and layered security strategy at the web gateway, as well as the definition of new usage policies and priorities from management and IT.
Best Practices for Preventing Malware by BlueCoat. November 21, 2011 - Preventing malware has been a constant issue for both consumers and businesses since the beginning. Malware can often present itself in all areas of an industry, including both new and old methods. Check out this E-Guide to discover the best practices for inhibiting malware from affecting both your business and your customers.
Blue Coat Application Delivery Network Infrastructure by BlueCoat. May 14, 2009 - IT organizations like yours are under pressure to deliver fast and responsive applications to users wherever they are. But you also have to protect data, systems and applications from malicious threats to ensure all your users can confidently transact business across your distributed network.
Blue Coat Reporter by BlueCoat. May 14, 2009 - Blue Coat Reporter gives managers powerful visibility into all web-related user activity. Beyond URL filtering, Reporter provides customizable, at-a-glance dashboards and reports along with intuitive drill-down capabilities making it an
invaluable part of security, compliance, bandwidth management, and other business critical efforts.
Blue Coat WebFilter by BlueCoat. December 31, 2008 - Review this brief data sheet to learn how WebFilter helps prevent Internet attacks from spyware, phishing, peer-to-peer (P2P) traffic, viral content and more. WebFilter also includes Dynamic Real-Time Rating (DRTR), a patented technology that can instantly categorize Web sites when a user attempts to access them.
Blue Coat: The Technology Leader in Application Delivery Networking by BlueCoat. June 17, 2009 - Check out this comprehensive microsite to view white papers, videos, press releases, case studies, and webcasts highlighting Blue Coat's application delivery networking solutions.
Charlotte County Public Schools: Accelerating Web Applications, Streaming Media, and SSL by BlueCoat. September 21, 2011 - View this case study to discover how Blue Coat SG appliances helped Charlotte County Public Schools radically reduce bandwidth consumption, ensure quality streaming media to large number of students, speed SSL encrypted traffic, provide overall security and control, and more.
Cloud computing: A reality check and guide to risk mitigation by BlueCoat. December 01, 2009 - This white paper provides a reality check on cloud computing from the perspective of an IT organisation.
Control IM, P2P and Streaming Applications by BlueCoat. May 11, 2010 - Blue Coat’s secure Web gateway solution provides network administrators with the tools to control Internet applications, such as IM, P2P and streaming applications. Deployed between internal users and external applications, such as IM datacenters, ProxySG intercepts all outbound and inbound communications.
Control SSL to Prevent Attacks & Information Leaks by BlueCoat. May 11, 2010 - By providing SSL visibility and control, Blue Coat offers a complete data leakage solution with its ProxySG family of secure proxy appliances. Blue Coat ProxySG solution protects against a wide range of risks, regardless of whether the traffic is encrypted.
Corporate Web Security - Market Quadrant 2011 by BlueCoat. April 01, 2011 - Web threats continue to evolve so its essential to have a robust Web security to help secure and manage the Web traffic of your organization. This report evaluates leading corporate Web security solutions in the market. Explore how each performed based on key functions including malware protection, URL filtering and data loss prevention.
Customer Success Story: Charlotte County Public Schools Optimize WAN Performance with Blue Coat by BlueCoat. July 09, 2009 - Watch this webcast to learn about the challenges and successes of Chris Bress, Director of Learning Through Technology for a public school system in Florida, which serves 17,000 students.
Deliver the Web Access Your Users Want With the Control You Need by BlueCoat. November 04, 2011 - URL filtering is the linchpin of effective web access control, although URL-filtering databases are now largely commoditized. Blue Coat WebFilter, with its cloud-connected architecture and inputs from a worldwide community of users, is best-in-class for web threat protection.
Driving Revenue and Increasing Value with Application Performance Management by BlueCoat. December 22, 2008 - As a leading provider of solutions for Service Providers, Blue Coat appliances give you the visibility, acceleration and security needed for optimizing your network. Read this e-book to learn how Blue Coat gives you the control you need to deliver a whole set of new managed services for your business and consumer customers.
E-Guide: Building a Security Toolkit to Protect Against the Latest Web 2.0 Threats by BlueCoat. July 13, 2011 - This expert e-guide provides an in-depth overview of the latest Web 2.0 security threats and offers technical advice on how to defend against them.
E-Guide: Keys to Protecting Web Applications from Vulnerable Exploits by BlueCoat. July 13, 2011 - Today’s attackers are stealing substantial amounts of confidential information every day by exploiting vulnerable Web application servers. This expert e-guide highlights the most popular Web application attack methods and offers advice on how to keep your network safe through URL filtering.
E-Guide: Matching WAN application acceleration options to network needs: Expert roadmap by BlueCoat. July 19, 2011 - This expert e-guide discusses basic WAN acceleration techniques as well as best practices to boost application performance. Uncover how to match WAN optimization with acceleration options in order to meet your network’s needs.
E-Guide: Preventing and detecting security vulnerabilities in Web applications by BlueCoat. July 14, 2011 - The extent of fundamental security flaws in most applications often requires a re-architecture, but there are some secondary measures information security teams can take to safeguard faulty applications. This expert tip maps out the steps security professionals should take to lock down their Web applications.
eGuide: Keys to improving WAN application delivery by BlueCoat. August 02, 2011 - This e-guide discusses how gaining visibility into WAN application performance results in better overall WAN management and how you can make it happen. Additionally, uncover best practices on how you can improve application delivery in order to boost overall user experience.
Enterprise Application Delivery: No User Left Behind by BlueCoat. January 2007 - Blue Coat ProxyClient extends Blue Coat's visionary application delivery infrastructure to include all of these use cases - from any network, any device, and to any application - keeping users productive wherever the business takes them.
Five New Year's Networking Resolutions for 2009 by BlueCoat. March 06, 2009 - Time to ring out your old-school networking, ring in an Application Delivery Network. Let Blue Coat help make 2009 the year you get your network in shape (both performance-wise and economically). To kickoff a great year, here are some resolutions to set for yourself and the team.
Gartner: The Need for Next-Generation WAN Optimization Solutions by BlueCoat. August 30, 2011 - Join Gartner Research VP Joe Skorupa as he navigates technical considerations and offers new ways to address your quality of service objectives. Learn how next generation WAN Op solutions can significantly reduce bandwidth costs, enable new SaaS and video initiatives, and optimize access to new business tools.
How to Gain Visibility and Control of Encrypted SSL Web Sessions by BlueCoat. January 01, 2006 - Blue Coat's SSL proxy functionality enables organizations to extend the power of the intelligent and secure proxy appliances to all SSL traffic. Read about how a proxy gives visibility and control of SSL communications.
Improving Application Availability with a Comprehensive Approach to WAN Optimization by BlueCoat. September 18, 2009 - Satisfying a WAN's need for speed may not be the best and most cost-effective way to improve applications performance and access across a network. Read about a more constructive approach in this eGuide.
Is Your Network Ready for VoIP? by BlueCoat. December 02, 2008 - This paper summarizes in question and answer format the many critical factors pertaining to VoIP's viability, regardless of which vendor's IP-PBX system is deployed across the distributed enterprise.
Is Your Network Ready for VoIP? by BlueCoat. October 07, 2010 - This paper summarizes in question and answer format the many critical factors pertaining to VoIP’s viability, regardless of which vendor’s IP-PBX system is deployed across the distributed enterprise.
Keeping Networks safe from Social Networking by BlueCoat. November 21, 2011 - Social Networking has provided attackers with an innovative way to gain information from within your corporate networks. This expert E-Guide will provide you with the information needed to keep your organization safe from the threats of social networking.
Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway by BlueCoat. May 02, 2011 - This Gartner report delves into the SWG market, highlighting today’s key drivers, emerging trends, and available solutions. View now to explore a variety of SWG providers of both on-premise equipment and cloud-based services, and discover where each vendor stands in the market based on Gardner’s Magic Quadrant.
Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway by BlueCoat. September 17, 2010 - Web application control and data loss prevention are important considerations for future-proofing investments; however, these features are not very mature or widespread. Read on to learn about a critical tool for protecting endpoints from various forms of malware and other security risks.
Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2009 by BlueCoat. June 30, 2009 - WAN optimization controllers seek to improve applications performance and reduce bandwidth requirements by intelligently managing traffic across the WAN. This analyst report presents a snapshot of the current market situation as well the results and explanation of Gartner's study of nine separate WOC vendors. Read the full report to learn more.
Managing the WAN to Optimize Business by BlueCoat. July 01, 2007 - Bandwidth management is a common technique employed by IT organizations to improve quality of service over the WAN by assigning guaranteed levels of bandwidth and prioritizing traffic to improve application performance. To be effective, bandwidth management must be perfectly aligned with business policies and priorities. Read on to learn more.
Network Management Planning Guide by BlueCoat. June 26, 2009 - Read this E-Guide to learn about new trends in network management and how Web 2.0, SOA, and other platforms are changing management requirements.
Next-Generation WAN Optimization Is Happening Now by BlueCoat. August 25, 2011 - Discover what Forrester Consulting is saying about next generation WAN optimization in this technology adoption profile commissioned by Blue Coat.
Open, Manage, and Accelerate SSL Encrypted Applications by BlueCoat. September 01, 2007 - Enterprise users and their data have never been further apart. Business pressures that keep employees out of headquarters and close to customers and partners have met head-on with other drivers that are bringing far flung servers back to the datacenter.
Optimize Application Delivery for Global Deployment Of SAP® BusinessObjects™ Enterprise with Blue Coat Systems Acceleration by BlueCoat. March 07, 2011 - Blue Coats SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Software is a market leading Business Intellience solution, enabling customers to discover and share business insight for optimal decision making.
Optimize Application Delivery for GlobalDeployment Of SAP® BusinessObjects™ Enterprise with Blue Coat Systems Acceleration by BlueCoat. July 07, 2011 - Blue Coats SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise Software is a market leading Business Intelligence solution, enabling customers to discover and share business insight for optimal decision making.
Optimize Application Performance and Security by BlueCoat. May 14, 2009 - Blue Coat ProxyClient helps deliver a headquarters work experience to all employees wherever they are. With ProxyClient, you can define which applications to accelerate and which to block based on security and bandwidth requirements.
Optimize Performance of Datacenter to Datacenter Traffic by BlueCoat. July 01, 2009 - Traffic between datacenters is growing at an accelerating rate. As throughput expands, the rate at which costs increase rises as well. A WAN optimization solution can help get backups and database synchronizations completed on time - without hurting VoIP or internet backhaul. Read on to learn more.
Optimizing Network Performance to Accelerate the Business by BlueCoat. July 13, 2011 - This eBook addresses how IT and business professionals can align network performance with business requirements to accelerate the Web-enabled business and gain significant competitive advantage
Optimizing Video Performance Across the Distributed Enterprise by BlueCoat. October 07, 2010 - Do more with less: that’s the message echoing through corporate cultures today. One clear target is to contain costs, especially travel-related costs, which can be large enough to have a serious impact on bottom lines. Read this paper to find out more.
Policy-Based Acceleration for all Business Applications – including SSL – while adding Security and Control by BlueCoat. March 08, 2011 - Richardson Partners Financial Limited deployed Blue CoatSG appliances at its datacenter and branch offices to eliminate latency problems with applications, reduce overall bandwidth consumption and provide security and control.
Presentation Transcript: Business Success Depends on Remote Users: Can You Help Them? by BlueCoat. February 06, 2009 - Review this transcript of a presentation given by Eric Wolff, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Blue Coat Systems and remote user, to learn the challenges of working remotely and what IT administrators can do to aid remote users and drive business success.
Presentation Transcript: BYOD: The Risks of Allowing Personal Mobile Devices On Corporate Networks and How to Mitigate Them by BlueCoat. November 20, 2012 - Uncover why MDM and MAM are inefficient at solving the real problem mobile devices present to your network: traffic.
Protecting Against the New Wave of Web Threats by BlueCoat. January 15, 2009 - This Osterman Research White Paper discusses the extent of today's Web threats and provides recommendations on key aspects of a defense against them. It also provides information on Blue Coat's offerings.
Secure Web Gateway Deployment Methodologies by BlueCoat. September 09, 2010 - In this article, we’ll talk about the four most common types of Web gateway network deployments. Sometimes referred to as forward proxies, these devices are used to secure Web access for an organization’s internal end users.
Solution Brief: Accelerating File Services Across the WAN by BlueCoat. February 09, 2011 - Trends towards server consolidation and decentralized employees can seriously impact WAN bandwidth. A typical CIFS file often requires hundreds of round trips between the file server and the user to complete a simple file request.
Solution Brief: Accelerating SSL Applications Across the WAN by BlueCoat. June 23, 2010 - Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the industry-standard protocol for establishing a secure communications link when transmitting information over untrusted networks. However, SSL can create complications when it comes to prioritizing, optimizing, and accelerating network traffic. This paper outlines a solid strategy for optimizing SSL applications.
Solution Brief: Leveraging the Internet for Branch Office Connectivity by BlueCoat. January 2007 - Traditional WAN architectures will soon reach their limits in terms of their ability to provide fast, safe connectivity between all users and applications-wherever they are located.
Solution Brief: Managing the WAN to Optimize Business by BlueCoat. April 01, 2011 - Bandwidth management is a common technique employed by IT organizations to improve quality of service over the WAN. It typically involves assigning guaranteed levels of bandwidth and traffic prioritization to improve application performance.
Solution Brief: Optimizing Application Traffic on MPLS WAN Links by BlueCoat. January 2007 - MPLS (Multi-Protocol Label Switching) is a common type of service offering from global telecom providers that removes much of the cost and complexity of more traditional point-to-point networks.
Solution Brief: SAP and Blue Coat by BlueCoat. April 07, 2011 - Blue Coat’s WAN Optimization technology is especially well suited to improving response times and reducing bandwidth consumption for SAP users, by prioritizing SAP applications and guaranteeing performance over non-critical or recreational traffic.
Solution Brief: The Top Four Business Risks of Social Media by BlueCoat. September 19, 2011 - Social networks are changing the way people interact, communicate, form opinions, and purchase. And businesses must support social media to drive their business. However, this medium can also pose new security risks. View now to explore the top four risks of social networking and discover various ways to protect against and mitigate these risks.
Solution Brief: Top 5 Myths on WAN Optimization by BlueCoat. January 2007 - A misunderstanding of the problem within your network can lead to unneeded and costly IT investments, not to mention downtime, data loss, and resource waste. This paper examines five common WAN misperceptions and how to better address them.
Summary WAN Optimisation Test Report: Blue Coat Systems vs. Riverbed by BlueCoat. September 19, 2011 - This white paper outlines the benefits of Blue Coat WAN optimization.
Tearing Down the Fortress to Better Protect the Enterprise by BlueCoat. October 2008 - Check out this webcast and learn about the 5 key layers of malware defense that can provide multi-layered protection for your company.
Technology Primer: Transparent Application Delivery Networks by BlueCoat. January 10, 2008 - Some things you want to see, some you don't. Critical application traffic is something you want to see. WAN optimization solutions shouldn't blind your network management, visibility or security.
TechTalk: Stop Malware at the Web Gateway by BlueCoat. March 24, 2009 - Safeguarding your data from malware and other Web threats takes a layered approach. In this TechTalk webinar Blue Coat Technical Marketing Engineers will lead a discussion on how the Blue Coat ProxyAV works with the ProxySG to create a community-watch based security.
The Evolution of Data Loss Prevention: Reducing Complexity by BlueCoat. September 09, 2010 - In recent years, organizations have come to recognize the critical importance of safeguarding sensitive information. Read this white paper to discover the important role Data Loss Prevention (DLP) plays in maintaining the security of sensitive data.
The Forrester Wave™: WAN Optimization, Q4 2009 by BlueCoat. November 01, 2009 - In Forrester’s 65-criteria evaluation of wide-area network (WAN) optimization vendors, we found that Blue Coat Systems and Riverbed Technology lead the pack, in part due to the changes these vendors made over the past year through acquisition of complementary products.
The Return of Web Caching: Bandwidth Savings, Network Resilience, and On-Demand Content Delivery in a Web 2.0 World by BlueCoat. February 28, 2011 - In this report you will learn: How the Internet has evolved as we have moved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, Dynamics of new Web affects on service providers, Challenges faced by access providers in developing markets, Mobile operator specific challenges and Emerging Web 2.0 Internet usage pattern impact.
Threat Containment for Facebook by BlueCoat. October 08, 2010 - This technical brief discusses multiple Blue Coat solutions to address malicious content control, enforce acceptable use policies, prevent sensitive information leakage and enhance user productivity on Facebook.
Top 6 WAN optimization questions answered by BlueCoat. October 07, 2011 - In this presentation transcript, Zeus Karravala discusses some of today's most common WAN challenges.
Using SLAs to Gain a Competitive Advantage by BlueCoat. December 28, 2008 - This whitepaper will discuss these managed service trends and challenges, and will identify the steps to success to meet customers. Escalating application and security requirements.
WAN Optimization for Executives: Accelerating the Distributed Network by BlueCoat. January 2006 - This white paper outlines the basic obstacles enterprise business' face having remote employees. More specifically, it provides a problem - solution approach to WAN latency and bandwith hungry application issues that disrupt profitability.
WAN Optimization For Today and Tomorrow by BlueCoat. November 01, 2011 - This white paper examines a WAN optimization solution that maximizes the performance and utility of your WAN to deliver an optimal video experience for all your users.
WAN Optimization for Today and Tomorrow by BlueCoat. February 09, 2011 - This whitepaper provides key insight for IT professionals interested in accelerating user performance by two to three hundred times, reducing bandwidth for files, storage and email by 50 to 95 percent, and making consolidation and centralization possible.
WAN Optimization for Today and Tomorrow: Enterprise Applications by BlueCoat. February 14, 2011 - Over 80% of applications are accessed over the Web. SAP, Business Objects and Salesforce.com, along with collaboration applications like Sharepoint, are all dependent on the same bandwidth. How do you optimize bandwidth to ensure these applications are performing within acceptable SLAs?
WebPulse Collaborative Defense by BlueCoat. November 04, 2011 - Malware is constantly evolving, so you need a dynamic security defense that can keep up with the latest web-based threats. Learn how the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense powers Blue Coat's web security portfolio, delivering fast and effective Web 2.0 threat protection for 75 million users worldwide.
WebPulse Technical Overview by BlueCoat. November 04, 2011 - The Blue Coat WebPulse™ is a cloud-based infrastructure specifically designed to harness the power of user-driven behavior and to translate user input into global web and web threat intelligence. Learn how WebPulse employs multiple technologies to analyze and deliver the fastest and most accurate web ratings service available.