Web security is the vital issue of concern these days. Keeping in mind, Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, introduced the Blue Coat ProxyOne appliance. The ProxyOne appliance brings the same enterprise-class Web security used by 88 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 to organizations that require a low-touch solution at an affordable price point.
The Blue Coat ProxyOne appliance integrates Web filtering, inline malware and anti-virus scanning and on-box reporting to enable safer use of Web 2.0 applications. To provide protection from the latest threats without requiring Web security expertise, ProxyOne appliances can be deployed and configured in six steps by an IT generalist. They also include pre-configured policies and deliver automatic software upgrades and immediate security updates. By integrating advanced Web security technologies into a low-touch platform, the ProxyOne appliances deliver the following benefits:
- Real-time Web Defense: For real-time ratings and immediate protection against Web threats, ProxyOne appliances utilize Blue Coat WebFilter and connect to the cloud-based Blue Coat WebPulse service. With more than 70 million users providing real-time requests into the service, WebPulse provides a comprehensive and current Web defense. Additionally, Blue Coat security experts continually update the WebPulse defenses to protect against new threats. This protection is extended to remote users through Blue Coat ProxyClient software at no additional cost.
- Security without Compromising Performance: With inline malware and anti-virus scanning at the Web gateway, ProxyOne appliances block malware executables before they get on the network. Utilizing advanced caching technologies, ProxyOne appliances speed the scanning process with a “scan once, serve many” model, so businesses don’t have to compromise performance for security.
- Identify Infected End Users: ProxyOne appliances provide detailed on-box reporting of Web-based user activity, including potentially infected end users, compliance with usage policies and the number of threats attempting to access the network. A user-friendly interface allows businesses to customize the primary reporting window to best suit their requirements and concerns.
- Prevent Video Floods: Utilizing a combination of patented stream-splitting and caching technologies, ProxyOne appliances prevent “video floods” that are caused when online video saturates the network, potentially stopping the network from responding to requests.
Blue Coat ProxyOne appliances are now available. Pricing for the first year starts at $8,999 for 100 users, which includes the appliance, software licenses, automatic security updates and 24X7 support. The appliance can scale to support up to 2,000 users.
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