Blue Coat positioned in Leaders Quadrant in WAN Optimization Controller Magic Quadrant

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Published January 13th, 2011 - 09:03 GMT

Blue Coat Systems, a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc.  Blue Coat Proxy SG appliances accelerate and optimize email and file access in addition to enterprise applications, live and on-demand video, Web content and cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. 

“The requirements of the WAN optimization market are changing dramatically. As current key drivers of Internet traffic growth are the increasing adoption of video, the growing use of Web-based applications and the increasing adoption of cloud computing services.  These major market trends require that the WAN optimization solutions support new performance needs” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. “Blue Coat uniquely addresses WAN optimization requirements for both traditional data types and applications, such as backup and disaster recovery, while also addressing the critical and growing need to accelerate Web-based applications and multimedia.” 

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In addition, Gartner evaluated Blue Coat ProxySG appliances, and Blue Coat has been positioned in the 2010 "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway"2.  To read this report click here

Blue Coat ProxySG appliances provide users with a powerful and flexible solution for improving application performance in branch offices while managing Web and video traffic on the network.  They provide a comprehensive set of WAN optimization features that dramatically accelerate response time and reduce bandwidth consumption through the use of industry-leading compression, protocol optimization, byte caching and object caching technologies.  The appliances have integrated caching and stream-splitting to greatly reduce the network load of on-demand and live video from the Web or internal servers. ProxySG appliances enable video to scale across the enterprise and protect against video floods that can overtake business-critical traffic optimized by traditional WAN optimization appliances. In addition, the appliances can accelerate content and applications from the public Web without requiring cloud deployment of another appliance. By accelerating internal and Web-based applications for branch and mobile users, Blue Coat WAN optimization solutions enhance productivity across the distributed enterprise. 

Please visit for more information about Blue Coat WAN optimization solutions.

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