Blue Coat and Secure Computing Announce On-Proxy Support For Latest Secure Computing Smartfilter Database
SUNNYVALE, Calif., and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 6, 2004 — Blue CoatÃ¢â€ž? Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of proxy appliances, and Secure Computing Corporation (Nasdaq: SCUR), the experts in securing connections between people, applications, and networksÃ¢â€ž?, today announced that Blue Coat’s market-leading ProxySGÃ¢â€ž? appliances support Secure Computing’s latest SmartFilter® URL filtering database. Support for the SmartFilter v4.0 URL filtering database on Blue Coat offers customers a high-performance, reliable and easy to maintain platform for monitoring and controlling Web use across an enterprise environment.
ProxySG appliances with on-proxy SmartFilter URL filtering sit between users on the internal network and the Internet to enforce Web use policies that safeguard a network from inappropriate and malicious content, network abuse and potential legal liabilities. Customers realize dramatic Web performance gains through Blue Coat’s custom object-based operating system that leverages integrated caching and object pipelining technologies. The integrated Blue Coat and SmartFilter solution benefits customers by supporting one of the largest and most accurate URL databases, featuring more than six million sites in 62 categories, with the high performance of Blue Coat’s ProxySG appliance.
“The Blue Coat proxy appliance architecture is an optimal platform for running our enhanced SmartFilter database,” said Chris Peterson, vice president of OEM and channel sales for Secure Computing. “The integration of one of the largest and most accurate databases of URLs with Blue Coat’s high-performance proxy appliances enables large organizations to deploy granular Web controls with minimal latency and optimal network performance.”
“SmartFilter is one of the most recognized URL filtering databases, and an ideal fit for customers looking for granular policy controls with comprehensive URL filtering,” said Tom Clare, director of product marketing for Blue Coat. “SmartFilter combined with the granular policies of our ProxySG enable organizations to control today’s challenges of spyware, adware, P2P file sharing, instant messaging, streaming media, unmasking disguised Web sites in phishing attacks, as well as well known filtering controls for sports, shopping, gambling and adult content.”
Blue Coat also supports Secure Computing’s new SmartReporterÃ¢â€ž?, which offers precision reporting capabilities through a browser-based desktop application. This provides customers with an additional option for creating detailed reports on employee Web use.
About Secure Computing
Secure Computing has been securing the connections between people and information for over 20 years. Specializing in delivering solutions that secure these connections, Secure Computing is uniquely qualified to be the global security solutions provider to organizations of all sizes. Our more than 11,000 global customers, supported by a worldwide network of partners, include the majority of the Dow Jones Global 50 Titans and the most prominent organizations in banking, financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, public utilities, and federal and local governments. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has sales offices worldwide. For more information, see www.securecomputing.com.
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat enables organizations to keep “good” employees from doing “bad” things on the Internet. Blue Coat wire-speed proxy appliances provide visibility and control of Web communications to address today’s new business risks – such as inappropriate Web surfing, viruses brought in via back door channels such as instant messaging and Web-based email, and network resource abuse due to peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and video streaming. Trusted by many of the world’s most influential organizations, Blue Coat has shipped more than 18,000 proxy appliances. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or www.bluecoat.com.
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, including the capabilities of the ProxySG. 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-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2004, and other reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.