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Platform Services

With the rapid proliferation of cloud services and the growing sophistication of the attack landscape, organizations are facing significant challenges in how they must adapt and manage their security operations. The Blue Coat Security Platform is uniquely positioned to secure organizations across six advanced solution areas, providing a range of platform services, that work equally well across on-premise and cloud-managed environments:

In order to successfully navigate these six solution areas, the Blue Coat Security Platform delivers a set of shared platform services to deliver cohesive visibility, integration and protection. 

Management and Reporting

One of the most critical parts of delivering effective security is the ability to understand what is happening and easily manage the environment to achieve a desired outcome. The Blue Coat Security Platform provides a management environment that gives operational teams the ability to manage and enforce policy in a single place across the platform, whether on-premise, in-the-cloud, or as a hybrid for simpler policy establishment. Further, as organizations look to empower decision-making, advanced reporting and visibility are critical aspects of their infrastructure to inform decision making. The Blue Coat Security Platform delivers a reporting environment that allows security teams to have a cohesive and clear understanding of their current security posture.

Intelligence Services

Protection is a real-time effort that requires integrated intelligence to allow the organization to constantly adapt in the face of rapidly advancing adversaries. Intelligence capabilities must be shared and inform across solution areas to ensure continual improvement of posture. This must occur in three key areas:

  • Real-time threat intelligence to deliver live awareness of global threats as they unfold
  • Organizational context to provide insights into how a threat may affect an organization
  • Cloud application intelligence to ensure awareness of existing and new cloud applications so that potential risks can be understood.

Blue Coat’s Global Intelligence Network is a cloud-based service that collects, categorizes and analyzes over a billion previously unseen and uncategorized websites a day from our 15,000 enterprise customers and their millions of users accessing the Internet daily. The network effect of having over 70% of the Fortune Global 500 as customers provides us valuable data to feed our analytics engines. The Global Intelligence Network enables organizations to adaptively protect their resources by delivering a unique set of Intelligence Services that provide real-time and actionable insight into global threats, new/existing cloud applications, and associated cloud application risks. These services are delivered across Blue Coat’s solution family to ensure live protection and control over advanced threats and cloud application usage within the organization.