Blue Coat Delivers High-Performance Web Filtering Using ISS Proventia Web Filter Technology

ATLANTA and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2004 — Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX), and Blue Coatâ„? Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of proxy appliances, today announced they have partnered to deliver ISS’ Proventiaâ„? Web Filter technology on the high-performance Blue Coat ProxySGâ„? appliances.

The combination of the ISS Proventia Web Filter with Blue Coat’s proxy appliances enables customers to filter unwanted Web content without interrupting legitimate Web traffic. The combined solution provides increased network performance and simplified installation, supporting ISS’ URL database that has three times as many categorized Web sites than any other Web filtering provider. The Blue Coat proxy appliances with integrated Proventia URL filtering enables customers to set and enforce Web access policies to advise, coach and enforce users based on time of day and other attributes to meet unique business requirements.

“The Proventia Web Filter on Blue Coat solution will help organizations ease the burden of managing Internet access across their enterprise,” said Joerg Lamprecht, vice president of content security for Internet Security Systems. “Combining Proventia Web Filter with Blue Coat’s proxy appliance platform assists IT administrators in optimizing Web security and performance across all their global locations.”

“Many organizations recognize that URL filtering is best run on a proxy appliance platform, which can provide a 10-times performance increase for Web traffic on the network,” said Steve Mullaney, vice president of marketing for Blue Coat. “As the latest URL filtering database to be supported on Blue Coat, we look forward to offering customers this new option of running ISS’ comprehensive URL database on-proxy.”

The Proventia Web Filter is supported today on the Blue Coat ProxySG 400, 800 and 8000 Series appliances. The combined on-proxy solution is available through Blue Coat Systems and its global network of channel partners. For more information, please contact Blue Coat directly, or visit

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

About Internet Security Systems, Inc.
Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) is the trusted expert to global enterprises and world governments, providing products and services that protect against Internet threats. An established world leader in security since 1994, ISS delivers proven cost efficiencies and reduces regulatory and business risk across the enterprise for more than 11,000 customers worldwide. ISS products and services are based on the proactive security intelligence conducted by ISS’ X-Force® research and development team – the unequivocal world authority in vulnerability and threat research. Headquartered in Atlanta, Internet Security Systems has additional operations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems Web site at or call 800-776-2362.

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