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Advanced Web & Cloud Security


Blue Coat brings together the industry’s most sophisticated technologies for mitigating risks and creating business advantages.  As a core part of the Blue Coat Security Platform, our proxy architecture – on-site, in the cloud, and hybrid – will protect you against web and network-based threats, enable cloud data protection, and give you flexible business policy control across enterprise and cloud, including web, social and mobile networks.

Solving the most sophisticated security challenges requires an advanced approach that is built upon proxy-based architecture. This approach allows you to leverage best in breed security technologies to provide a safe, confident cloud and network experience. Doing so allows you to address three core shifts occurring in today’s evolving IT landscape.

The Evolving Network

Seismic shifts in the enterprise IT environment are driving a requirement to rethink security. New connectivity options have emerged and encrypted traffic is on the rise, creating blind spots for security controls. Wi-Fi and 4G/5G have become standard connectivity protocols, even in the office, causing the traditional network perimeter to essentially dissolve. Cloud services such as salesforce.com and Office365 are now fostering new work patterns. In this changing environment, the Cloud Generation Gateway delivers absolute security by providing full visibility and control for web and cloud access, regardless of location, from any device, even if the traffic is encrypted.

Migration to Cloud

Sanctioned cloud adoption and shadow IT, spawned by the easy availability of click-to-compute cloud applications and services like Box or AWS, as well as rapidly shifting regulatory requirements such as those emerging in the European Union are also creating concerns over cloud data security, data residency and compliance. The Cloud Generation Gateway allows customers to assess and control the risk of unsanctioned cloud usage, while adding critical security controls to eliminate data leakage, retain data residency through tokenization and maintain compliance for sanctioned cloud applications.

Endpoint and Connected Device Revolution

Endpoints have evolved beyond the traditional computing platforms of servers and desktops, yet the security controls for next-generation endpoints have not evolved with them.  Connected computing environments such mobile and the Internet of Things introduce new attack surfaces that must be protected. Unfortunately, endpoint security controls are not the answer. Organisations that leverage new devices are simply unable to deploy endpoint security controls, as their devices lack the interfaces to do so. The best way to effectively protect these devices is via cloud generation gateways, which can broker the interactions between devices and the world around them. Doing so enables organisations to perform in-depth inspection and gain complete visibility, even when endpoint security cannot be used.

Blue Coat brings together the industry’s most sophisticated technologies for mitigating risks and creating business advantages.  As a core part of the Blue Coat Security Platform, our proxy architecture  – on-site, in the cloud and hybrid – will protect you against web and network-based threats, enable cloud data protection and provide you with flexible business policy control across enterprise and cloud, including web, social and mobile networks. 

Advanced Web Security Capabilities

Blue Coat proxy-based architecture serves as the foundation for the Advanced Web Security solutions. It is delivered as a cloud service, on-site appliance or a hybrid of the two. This combines the critical security functions you need to safely adopt cloud and mobile technologies, while strengthening your security and compliance:

ProxySG (On-site Appliance)
Provides the security and control you need across all your web traffic. The industry-leading secure web gateway delivers world-class protection and bandwidth management capabilities, which enable you to secure and optimise your use of the web. The unparalleled feature set includes user authentication, web filtering, data loss prevention, encrypted traffic visibility, content caching, stream-splitting and more.

Web Security Service (Cloud Service)
Offers on-demand web security, providing customisable reporting and actionable intelligence, enabling you to improve the effectiveness of your web application and operation controls. The Blue Coat Cloud Service identifies and categories new web content in real-time, so you have up-to-date protection against web-based threats.

Mobile Device Security Service
Brings enterprise-grade threat protection and policy controls to mobile devices (iOS and Android) used anywhere. Offers network-based application controls, real-time threat analytics, encrypted communication and zero-day defences, to provide the access users want and the security your business needs.

Content Analysis
Delivers advanced threat protection to detect, analyse and block the increasingly sophisticated attacks targeting your organisation. When combined with Malware Analysis and ProxySG, Content Analysis is able to automate advanced threat protection at the gateway, to fortify your network against unknown and advanced malware.

Malware Analysis
Provides you with actionable intelligence, combining static, dynamic and reputational analysis techniques, to help you mitigate unknown malware and zero-day attacks. This adaptive and customisable sandboxing solution delivers comprehensive, enterprise-class malware detonation and analysis to expose advanced attacks targeting your organisation. When deployed with ProxySG, Malware Analysis moves your protection forward to the perimeter, to stop attackers from ever entering your environment.

Defining the Next Generation of Secure Web Gateways