Blue Coat Introduces Reporter 8 For Complete, Easy Viewing Of Web Activity, Security, Compliance And Performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 21, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems (NASDAQ: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced the availability of Blue Coat Reporter 8, featuring the new Reporter DashboardTM for a unique, instantaneous view of important Web activity with an eye to security, compliance monitoring and performance assessment. Built for maximizing the value of information available from ProxySGTM appliances, Reporter 8 also more than doubles the number of pre-defined reports-now more than 150, offering the largest selection of any content filtering reporting product in the industry. Reporter 8 provides the ability to easily create customized reports for comprehensive tracking, review and analysis of data captured by WebFilter and ProxySG. Reporter 8’s significantly enhanced performance speeds the processing of large amounts of log data for custom or pre-defined reports.

“The ability to quickly and easily track, review and analyze data from ProxySG provides an essential tool for ensuring the highest levels of security, policy compliance and performance for our Web infrastructure,” said Rob Ferrill, Director of Information Security, HealthSouth. “The Dashboard feature of Reporter 8 provides a real-time view of these Web events which enables a real-time response.”

The Reporter Dashboard displays real-time data on an administrator’s monitor of an enterprise’s Web events and activities. It can be customized to show a variety of information, ranging from desktops likely infected with spyware to data about Web surfing activity, requests for software updates, downloading activity and level of encrypted traffic. Data for each area of monitoring can be updated periodically or streamed continuously.

With more than double the number of pre-defined reports, customers can easily initiate reports showing data in a form best suited for them. The creation of customized reports benefits from intuitive report creation tools and a flexible framework for accessing data. The new Reporter 8 engine speeds data collection from the logs and greatly accelerates its tabulation and analysis.

“Reporter 8 significantly redefines the speed, ease, flexibility and granularity of detail customers can obtain in enterprise Web reporting,” said Steve Mullaney, vice president of marketing at Blue Coat. “Reporter Dashboard enables up-to-the-minute knowledge of key events and activities for immediate response.”

Reporter 8 Enterprise Edition is immediately available for $4,950 in the U.S. The Enterprise Edition includes simplified custom reporting, scalability for multiple CPUs and multiple administrator profiles. The Standard Edition is included with the purchase of ProxySG appliances.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat helps organizations make the Web safe and productive for business. Blue Coat proxy appliances provide visibility and control of Web communications to protect against risks from spyware, Web viruses, inappropriate Web surfing, instant messaging (IM), video streaming, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing – while actually improving Web performance. Trusted by many of the world’s largest organizations, Blue Coat has shipped more than 25,000 proxy appliances. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or

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