Blue Coat WebFilter voted top content filtering solution by IT users in Singapore
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 14, 2007 - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that its enterprise content filtering solution, Blue Coat® WebFilter, which runs on Blue Coat ProxySG® appliances, has been awarded the Computerworld Singapore Readers' Choice Award 2007 in the "Content Filtering" category. The award attests to the popularity and esteem Blue Coat WebFilter has achieved among IT users in Singapore. Throughout Asia Pacific and the rest of the world, Blue Coat WebFilter is known for its powerful filtering and protective capabilities, Dynamic Real-Time Rating (DRTR) for new and previously undiscovered phishing or inappropriate content sites, user-friendliness and competitive price range.
Blue Coat WebFilter is the first Web content filter to feature Real-Time Anti-Phishing protection. Most of the industry's available anti-phishing solutions provide protection solely by checking a user's Web URL requests against a database of known phishing sites. Phishing sites, however, are generally short-lived and each day hundreds of new ones appear, so the practice of evaluating a requested page against a static database is generally ineffective. Rather than solely depending on a database, the Blue Coat Real-Time Anti-Phishing protection technology is the first to assess a Web site "on the fly" and to examine the site based on proprietary algorithms.
Similarly, DRTR reviews URL requests for new or previously undiscovered Web sites made by users of the WebFilter product. These URLs are analyzed in real time and categorized as pornography, gambling, spyware sources or some other possibly dangerous or inappropriate Website.
"We are pleased to receive this award, as it represents the industry's recognition of Blue Coat's efforts to constantly advance our solutions to tackle rapidly-evolving threats and to fit the changing needs of our customers," said Lim Pun Kok, Managing Director of Blue Coat Systems for South Asia, Australia/New Zealand.
Considered the Oscars of the IT industry, the Computerworld Readers' Choice Awards are selected by IT professionals and go to vendors that score well in the areas of price, performance, functionality and ease of use.
Blue Coat ProxySG Appliances
Blue Coat ProxySG appliances protect enterprises or organizations against malware, including Web viruses and spyware, provide URL filtering and manage the use of Internet applications for adherence to regulations or management of bandwidth consumption, including instant messaging, streaming media and peer-to-peer file sharing. ProxySG appliances also accelerate business-critical applications or content at the Internet gateway or across an organization's Wide Area Network (WAN).
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat secures Web communications and accelerates business applications across the distributed enterprise. Blue Coat's family of appliances and client-based solutions - deployed in branch offices, Internet gateways, end points, and data centers - provides intelligent points of policy-based control enabling IT organizations to optimize security and accelerate performance between users and applications. Blue Coat has installed more than 40,000 appliances worldwide. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or www.bluecoat.com.