Blue Coat Integrates SurfControl Filtering Onto Secure Proxy Appliance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sep. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Blue Coat(TM) Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI) today announced the integration of SurfControl’s (London: SRF, Nasdaq Europe: SRFC) leading Content Filtering Database with Blue Coat’s ProxySG(TM) secure proxy appliance. The combined, on-proxy solution will provide customers with simplified installation, increased reliability and higher performance of enterprise content filtering.

The ProxySG with SurfControl content filtering leverages advanced proxy technology and policy processing architecture to provide comprehensive content control for user communications over the Web. The solution supports the world-leading SurfControl Content Database, which is made up of more than 5 million sites in 40 well-organized categories, and offered in more than 65 languages. Content is kept current with a combination of expert human review, state-of-the art automated tools and customer submissions.

“The combination of SurfControl on the Blue Coat ProxySG appliances delivers a powerful solution to ease the challenges of managing Internet access in the enterprise,” said Kevin Blakeman, SurfControl’s president of US operations. “We are pleased to partner with Blue Coat to offer customers secure, high-performance, appliance-based content filtering.”

The addition of SurfControl enhances Blue Coat’s existing on-proxy content filtering support with Secure Computing and Websense. This completes Blue Coat’s support for the three leading content filtering databases.

“This partnership has enabled us to support our enterprise customers wanting integrated filtering with SurfControl,” said Steve Mullaney, vice president of marketing for Blue Coat Systems. “The ProxySG with SurfControl provides customers with enhanced Web content control and performance, while also offering the capability to turn-on a broader range of services to further control user communications over the Web.”

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About SurfControl

SurfControl plc, the world’s number one Web and e-mail filtering company, delivers on its promise to help companies ‘Stop Unwanted Content’ in the workplace by continuous innovation, invention and expansion of its filtering products to address new content risks as they emerge. The company is the leader in the Content Security market, a significant subset of the Secure Content Management market, a market that analysts expect to reach $6.4 billion in 2007.

SurfControl is the only company in the security market offering a total content security solution that combines Web, E-mail (including Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus) and Instant Message Filters with the industry’s largest, most accurate and relevant content database and adaptive reasoning tools to automate content recognition.

SurfControl’s world-class partners include Microsoft, Check Point, Cisco, IBM and Nokia. The company has more than 20,000 customers worldwide, including many of the world’s largest corporations, and employs nearly 450 people in nine separate locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific. For further information and news on SurfControl, please visit

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems provides secure proxy appliances that control user communications over the Web. Blue Coat ProxySG appliances integrate advanced proxy functionality with security services such as content filtering, instant messaging control and Web virus scanning — without impacting network performance. With more than 3,000 customers and over 14,000 appliances shipped worldwide, Blue Coat is trusted by many of the world’s most influential organizations to ensure a safe and productive Web environment. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at 408-220-2200 or

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Blue Coat Systems’ expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to Blue Coat Systems as of the date hereof, and Blue Coat Systems assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These and other risks relating to Blue Coat Systems’ business are set forth in Blue Coat Systems’ most recently filed Form 10-k for the year ended April 30, 2003, and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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