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The Blue Coat Security Platform

Blue Coat is a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global businesses and governments. Our mission is to protect enterprises and their users from cyber threats – whether on their Intranet, on the web, in the cloud or on the mobile internet.

Some companies know their networks inside and out.
Other companies are steeped in security threats and protections.
Yet other companies live by and love the cloud.

The Blue Coat Security Platform

Advanced Web & Cloud Security Advanced Threat Protection Encrypted Traffic Management Incident Response, Analytics & Network Forensics Web Application Protection Network Performance & Optimisation Global Intelligence Network Open Architecture Blue Coat Research Labs Global Cloud Operations

Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites all three, helping you achieve maximum protection for your complete computing environment – while minimising impact on network performance and enabling you to fully embrace cloud applications and services.

Comprehensive Network & Cloud Security

Our unrivalled capabilities as a network + security + cloud provider make us uniquely qualified to deliver a security platform to 15,000 organisations worldwide, including over 70% of the Fortune Global 500. The Blue Coat Security Platform can help you manage the complexities of the many massive shifts currently taking place in your computing landscape, to yield unprecedented value and equally challenging threats at the same time:

  • Evolving Networks The strictly-defined corporate network as we’ve known it for many decades is nearing extinction. New connectivity options have emerged. Encrypted traffic is everywhere, creating blind spots for security controls. The traditional perimeter is dissolving too, as Wi-Fi and 4G/5G and cloud services foster new work patterns.
  • Migration to Cloud Critical data was traditionally guarded carefully to ensure it never left the highly-secure corporate boundaries. We now live in a world of public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure – with people accessing a mix of cloud-based apps and services requiring data protection across multiple premises (some owned and some not).
  • Endpoint Revolution Laptops and desktops used to be the dominant computing form factor, which made the “endpoint” easier to protect. Not so much now with the new generation of devices – from smartphones and tablets to thermostats, cars and other “things” connected to the Internet – many of which are unable to install and maintain traditional endpoint controls. This expanding front of attack demands a different control point.

Blue Coat delivers an integrated security platform to address these evolving network + security + cloud requirements – with six advanced solutions that work equally well across on-site and cloud-managed environments:

  • Proxy-based traffic inspection and policy enforcement
  • Encrypted traffic management
  • Advanced threat protection
  • Incident response, analytics & forensics
  • Web application protection
  • Network performance optimisation

Network operators endorse the Blue Coat Security Platform, given its delivery of security that actually improves performance, including “five 9s” reliability and in-line traffic inspection at real network speeds. Security teams trust us to deliver advanced security features, deep payload inspection and complete data visibility – even within encrypted traffic. Cloud teams value our native cloud service broker, which uses the power of the cloud to protect infrastructure, applications, services and data over a variety of delivery models.

The Blue Coat Security Platform offers a comprehensive solution, combining the functional benefits of multiple products, without the overheads associated with deploying multiple solutions.