Today's enterprise often has no clear boundaries. Employees are distributed across various branch offices and are typically connected via the corporate WAN, but remote/mobile Internet access is also a necessity. In addition, customers, partners, suppliers, and mobile users can all leverage the Internet for authorised, "on-demand" access to the enterprise – regardless of their physical location.
Within this "boundary-less" enterprise (or any type distributed organisation), applications are hosted in the main corporate data center(s) or, increasingly, applications are hosted by 3rd party organisations outside the company.
Collectively, this creates three distinct challenges for IT organisations:
Security – IT must make the Web safe for business, blocking Internet security threats and inappropriate content, while granting authorised users access to necessary applications and content.
Performance – IT must strive to optimise performance of critical business applications – such as e-mail, file systems, multimedia, and Web applications (including encrypted SSL applications) being delivered to remote users in branch offices, as well as mobile users.
Control – The requirements above cannot be effectively addressed without granular visibility and policy-based control capabilities. Control is necessary to ensure that the business is providing superior security and performance for all users and critical applications.
Blue Coat appliances and software technology, help IT organisations secure Web communications and accelerate delivery of business applications for all users across the distributed enterprise - including Internet gateways, branch offices, data centers, and even individual end points.
Blue Coat appliances function as intelligent points of control wherever users and applications are connected to the network. This enables IT organisations to ensure that individual users are safe and productive, critical business applications perform well, security threats are contained, and costly application and network resources are delivering maximum value to the business.
- Web Content Filtering
- SSL Encrypted Threat Protection
- Spyware Prevention
- Compliance & Governance
- Web Virus Scanning
- IM and Skype Control
- Remote Access
- P2P & Streaming Control
- Reverse Proxy
- Web Applications
- E-Learning/Streaming Applications
- Secure Web Applications
- Exchange/Email Applications
- File Services Applications (WAFS)
Blue Coat PacketShaper
Using Blue Coat PacketShaper, McEvoy Thomas delivers integrated visibility, control and compression capabilities in a single appliance. IT can identify all the applications on the network and monitor response times and utilisation at the application level.
In addition, IT can optimise application performance by using granular quality of service (QoS) controls to regulate traffic and increase WAN capacity through application-specific compression techniques. Designed as a scalable, flexible platform, PacketShaper Application Performance Monitoring can be easily configured for additional functionality with a flexible range of appliances that can be enhanced by software modules or hardware components.
Application Performance Monitoring Module.
Discover and monitor more than 600 applications with deep Layer 7 deep packet inspection for an accurate picture of network traffic. It also includes the Shaping Module for guarantee bandwidth, the Compression Module for increased WAN capacity, the PolicyCenter Software for PacketShaper deployment management, the IntelligenceCenter Software for simplified performance management and the option of hardware extensions for businesses with complex corporate topologies and unique deployment criteria.
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