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Mountain View, CA, United States, 2011/02/22 - Based on recent analysis of the content filtering products market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Blue Coat with the 2011 Global Product Differentiation Excellence Award for its layered web security defense.
Blue Coat offers unique features and functionality in its web filtering solution to provide enterprises with protection and flexibility that allows them to thwart even the latest threats. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has best demonstrated the ability to develop and/or advance products with more innovative capabilities than competing vendors and products.
"Blue Coat meets its target market needs through its WebFilter web ratings and WebPulse solution," said Martha Vazquez, analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "For many customers, these solutions are their primary defense mechanism against web threats and unknown zero-day threats, where hosts/domains, traffic patterns, delivery methods and packagings can determine a web threat long before the hidden executable is identified."
Blue Coat offers multi-level security that combines cloud defenses with in-line threat detection, web controls and data loss prevention. Its suite of solutions includes ProxySG, ProxyAV and ProxyClient for remote workers. This award recognizes Blue Coat's successful adoption of new or existing technology that has become part of its well-designed product family. Such innovation is expected to significantly contribute to the industry in terms of product performance and degree/rate of technical change.
Blue Coat's products are targeted at two primary enterprise markets: the Secure Web Gateway and wide area network (WAN) optimization technology markets. It has long-term business plans for large enterprise, small and medium-sized businesses, government, military, educational and service provider markets. Blue Coat serves more than 88 percent of the Fortune Global 500 customers and 97 percent of the Fortune Global 100 companies.
"Blue Coat facilitates enhanced performance by ensuring high throughput and productivity of the gateway while enabling non-intrusive content security measures for malware, data loss, or inappropriate use," said Vazquez. "Utilizing a high performance proxy architecture and intelligent application of multiple analysis and filtering technologies enables Blue Coat to demonstrate high performance ratings."
Frost & Sullivan conducts open polls and online discussions to obtain consumer feedback, which led to Blue Coat being considered a leading proxy web gateway. The company also uses robust marketing tactics such as web marketing, trade events, online advertising and public relations campaigns to build and maintain its brand.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
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