Network Security and Optimisation

Blue Coat is a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments.The foundation of all Blue Coat Solutions is the Bluecoat Security platform.

Blue Coat Security Platform available from Securite

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On-Premise Secure Web Gateway

Blue Coat’s Secure Web Gateway is used by over 70% of the Fortune Global 500 group of companies.
The Secure Web Gateway includes ProxySG that sits between your users and their interactions with the Internet to identify malicious payloads and to control sensitive content. The Secure Web Gateway consolidates a broad feature-set to authenticate users, filter web traffic, identify cloud application usage, provide data loss prevention, deliver threat prevention, and ensure visibility into encrypted traffic. It also provides user coaching and feedback to ensure a strong and secure user Internet experience. The SG Secure Gateway can provide consolidated policy management and reporting when deployed concurrently with Blue Coat’s Cloud-Delivered Secure Web Gateway as a hybrid delivery model.

Securite is a Blue Coat partner and supplies all Proxy SG products

Encrypted Traffic Management

Gain Complete Visibility and Control Over Encrypted Traffic.
Encryption does much to protect the privacy and integrity of communications but it can also hide the majority of today’s cyber threats. Threats can be found secreted in encrypted communications which can range between 30% and up to as high as 70% of an organisation’s traffic throughput. Blue Coat can offer precise solutions that can preserve all the good features of while also alerting administrators to potential threats.


SSL Visibility Appliance

Clear your encrypted traffic blind spot.
Use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) or Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is pervasive and growing rapidly. Currently 30-70% of worldwide network traffic uses SSL or TLS encryption. Encryption protects data from being viewed in transit over the Internet but it also creates a significant blind spot that prevents the detection of advanced malware. Encrypted traffice can also introduce privacy and regulatory compliance risks for organisations that can be alleviated by using a Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance.


WAN Optimisation – PacketShaper

PacketShaper helps you identify the difference between important cloud application traffic like Office 365 and, and lower-priority traffic like YouTube or Facebook?
It provides you with the tools ensure critical application performance and superior user experience while containing the impact of recreational traffic and eliminating unnecessary bandwidth costs.
Blue Coat PacketShaper helps enterprises to optimise WAN and Internet performance, deliver a superior user experience and control unnecessary bandwidth consumption;

  • Reserve bandwidth for critical and real-time applications
  • Contain disruptive and recreational traffic while reclaiming bandwidth from non-business usage
  • Support cloud adoption and embrace new trends such as BYOD, video and social media
  • Eliminate unnecessary bandwidth increases and reduce operating costs

PacketShaper offers highly-scalable platforms for all your specific business needs. With throughput capacity ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps, the PacketShaper S-Series appliances are designed to deliver the scalability and performance for today’s demanding enterprise network environment.


Securite provides WAN optimisation from Silver Peak and Blue Coat

WAN Optimisation CacheFlow

Blue Coat’s CacheFlow appliance is a high-performance web caching solution designed to help service providers save significantly on bandwidth and accelerate the delivery of rich content that includes video. CacheFlow easily scales to support more users and greater traffic volumes and provides built-in tools for web traffic reporting and filtering to protect users.


WAN Optimisation MACH5

Delivering performance and bandwidth savings for datacenters and your cloud applications, the Blue Coat MACH5 goes a step beyond the other WAN optimisation solutions that focus on symmetrical data caching and acceleration. With MACH5, you can leverage specialised optimisation features for data, video, cloud and web applications, even in IPv4, IPv6 or mixed environments.The MACH5 features combined protocol acceleration, compression, object and byte caching and QoS to help accelerate key applications such as file access, email, web, storage replication and backup. For advanced applications, MACH5 integrates specialised live and on-demand video optimisation for Adobe Flash, Windows Media, Silverlight, HTML5 and all video. MACH5 cloud-caching engines enable faster SaaS application access with no impact to the cloud infrastructure.


Securite for PacketShaper and CacheFlow

ProxySG deployment by Securite

Blue Coat Security Platform

The Blue Coat Security Platform enables effective Incident Response and delivers
Automatically records and retains everything that crosses your network. Every packet, flow and file so nothing is overlooked, even encrypted traffic. Blue Coat enables you to establish a “system of record”, with traffic capture and replay capabilities. This helps to improve the efficiency of your forensic initiatives. Your incident response teams will have the visibility and evidence gathering tools they need to conduct precise and complete remediation.
Attack Detection
Delivers comprehensive sandboxing and automated, real-time content inspection and threat notifications. This helps accelerate the identification of advanced malware targeting your network. Blue Coat also integrates with existing security tools to enhance your overall ability to detect, analyse and resolve targeted threats and zero-day attacks. Attack detection tools provide you with proactive notification and complete context is applied to your current security tools providing granular details about an alert.
Quick Resolution
Uncover the full source and scope of an attack to improve response times. Blue Coat offers correlated, integrated response workflows that enrich your incident investigation and remediation capabilities.

Web Application Protection

Blue Coat’s web application protection capabilities safeguard web traffic and protects web applications whether they reside on-premises data centre or within a cloud-based environment.

Web Application Firewall

Blue Coat Application Firewall is designed to sit in front of corporate applications to protect against threats which may attempt to exploit weaknesses in the application environment. It delivers protection both through signature-based and signature-less attack detection engines and supports a broad range of authentication technology. It integrates to application needs across all environments and the WAF provides the ability to inspect encrypted SSL traffic and to deliver performance optimiation to improve web application performance. Our WAF integrates natively with our Global Intelligence Network to leverage real-time threat intelligence.


Reverse Proxy

The Secure Web Gateway can serve as a proxy for users to the Internet when configured as a reverse proxy. This helps protect critical applications and networks as they connect to the Internet. This type of configuration provides a termination point where deep inspection for malware and policy can be deployed to the traffic before critical applications and networks engage with the traffic. Blue Coat’s reverse proxy allows organisations to govern traffic and payloads on a wide variety of parameters from location, device to policy around accepted behaviour. This makes connecting network segments or applications to cloud infrastructure more secure.


Network Performance and Optimisation

Whether it is a move to cloud-based applications such as Office 365 and, or BYOD and social media, today’s businesses are faced with an insatiable appetite for network and application performance. But how do you achieve great network performance and user experience in a secure and productive network environment while keeping your operating and bandwidth costs in-check?
Businesses are turning to Blue Coat Performance solutions to get visibility into applications and performance, manage network usage, decide how best to allocate bandwidth, and optimise performance via caching.
Customers are typically using Network Performance technologies to;
Optimise performance and user experience of cloud based applications
Cloud-based computing brings great flexibility and high efficiency. By identifying, prioritising and accelerating cloud application traffic on the network, performance technologies can help you boost application performance and improve user experience.
Understand bandwidth usage
Performance solutions give you visibility into network efficiency and how network bandwidth is being used so you can make informed decisions on how you provision or purchase bandwidth.
Control performance based on business priorities
Business applications use a network’s bandwidth, but often bandwidth is not beeing used according to corporate policy. With Performance solutions, you can slow or stop recreational applications during business hours. This frees up business bandwidth for SAP,, and VoIP for business focused needs.
Optimise performance without increasing bandwidth costs
Buying more bandwidth usually isn’t the best way to speed up business applications. With Performance solutions business can take advantage of caching, stream-splitting or other technologies to boost the performance of media-rich applications.

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