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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-premise, 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 a proxy-based architecture. This approach allows you to leverage best of breed security technologies to provide a safe and 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 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 the standard connectivity norm even in the office, causing the traditional network perimeter to essentially dissolve, and cloud services like salesforce.com and Box foster 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 like those emerging in the European Union are also creating concerns around 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 the next generation endpoint have not evolved with them.  Connected computing environments like mobile and Internet of Things introduce new attack surfaces that must be protected, yet unfortunately endpoint security controls are not the answer. Organizations leveraging these new devices are simply unable to deploy endpoint security controls because these 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 these devices have with the world around them. Doing so allows organizations 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-premise, 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. 

Advanced Web Security Capabilities

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

ProxySG (On-Premise Appliance)
Provides the security and control you need over all your web traffic. The industry- leading secure web gateway delivers world-class protection and bandwidth management capabilities that enable you to secure and optimize 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 customizable reporting and actionable intelligence that enables 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 defenses to provide the access users want and the security your business needs.

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

Malware Analysis
Gives you actionable intelligence that combines static, dynamic and reputational analysis techniques to help you mitigate unknown malware and zero-day attacks. This adaptive and customizable sandbox solution delivers comprehensive, enterprise-class malware detonation and analysis to expose advanced attacks targeting your organization. When deployed with ProxySG, the 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