|Blue Coat Unveils Strategy for Securely Empowering Businesses|
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 11th June, 2013 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in business assurance technology, today introduced its Business Assurance Technology blueprint. The five technology centers that deliver Business Assurance Technology make it possible for businesses and their employees, customers and partners to safely and securely choose the best technologies, applications, devices and services in the world. Blue Coat is also introducing new products that enable enterprises to deploy trusted applications and quickly remediate data breaches.
“With its Business Assurance Technology, Blue Coat offers a new security approach that makes it possible for enterprises to harness the power of technology in a secure and safe way,” said Matthew Gyde, global general manager of security at Dimension Data. “Our clients are increasingly looking to IT as a partner that can help drive key strategic initiatives, and the Blue Coat approach aims to achieve this. The focus on trusted applications and integrating security intelligence and analytics for advanced threat protection is particularly valuable as those are two of the most important initiatives our clients have today.”
Blue Coat products enable enterprises to unleash business growth, productivity and innovation through the following:
“The proliferation of apps has fundamentally changed the Web, driving a shift away from browser-based Web traffic to application-based Web traffic, making trusted applications a crucial focus for empowered businesses,” said Greg Clark, CEO at Blue Coat Systems. “With the introduction of new products in our Trusted Application and Resolution Centers, we are extending our ability to leverage a global network of millions of users at more than 15,000 organizations to provide threat and application intelligence.”
New Dynamic Classification Service Drives Trusted Application Model
Over 1.2 million apps are currently in the App Store and Google Play, providing users with the opportunity to tailor their app experience in a way that is revolutionizing productivity. These applications have changed the nature of Web content. Now, categorizing all Web content to effectively enforce policies and assure compliance requires a new approach that can understand and categorize applications.
To help enterprises gain control of this application landscape and build a trusted application model, Blue Coat is introducing its new Application Classification Service and Application Controller as part of its Trusted Application Center. Together, these new products empower enterprises to:
Security Analytics and Network Effect Drive Advanced Threat Protection
In today's increasingly complex and sophisticated threat environment, businesses increasingly assume they will, at some point, be breached. This assumption is driving an expansion of traditional prevention technologies to include remediation technologies that can quickly identify breaches and root causes and update security processes to prevent similar breaches in the future.
To help enterprises protect against advanced targeted attacks, Blue Coat is introducing its new SSL Visibility appliance based upon technologies recently acquired from Netronome Systems. Today, Blue Coat also announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Solera Networks, which develops technology that acts like a camera on the network. Both technologies are critical components of the Resolution Center, which combines analytic and forensic capabilities with the network effect of 75 million users to provide a modern malware defense that protects the business before, during and after an event. With the Resolution Center, customers will have comprehensive visibility into the content and context of advanced targeted attacks that will allow them to:
The SSL Visibility appliance will be available this summer, and the Application Classification Service will be available later this year. The acquisition of Solera Networks is expected to close within the next 30 days.
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and quickly choose the best, applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.
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