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Fast, secure and cost-effective application delivery

No matter which industry you serve, every distributed enterprise today faces a common set of challenges. You have to:

Blue Coat can help you address these challenges with comprehensive Application Performance Monitoring, WAN Optimization and Secure Web Gateway technologies that help you control costs while driving greater business performance across your organization. Learn how Blue Coat's Application Delivery Network (ADN) can be quickly customized to address the needs of:

Financial Services:

Control costs while optimizing business performance and security

Financial services companies everywhere are using server consolidation, Web 2.0 applications, network convergence and cloud services to help increase business agility and security. While these initiatives can help you dramatically improve customer communication and data security, they also present complex IT management challenges. How can you cost-effectively manage and integrate all these services and applications onto one platform?

The Blue Coat Application Delivery Network (ADN) gives financial companies like yours an easier way to manage the costs of delivering secure applications across the distributed enterprise. By combining Application Performance Monitoring, WAN Optimization and Secure Web Gateway technologies into one complete infrastructure, the ADN enables you to:

  • Ensure users can securely access critical information anytime, anywhere.
  • Accelerate applications to branch offices across your distributed network.
  • Control costs by maximizing existing network resources.
  • Maintain compliance with all corporate IT policies and government regulations.

Healthcare:

The Diagnosis for Optimized Healthcare Networks

To deliver dependable and affordable patient care, the healthcare industry increasingly relies on complex IT networks and access to a rapidly growing volume of web-based content and online services. They also face unique challenges from the adoption and growth of mobile devices, video conferencing, and other technologies. Healthcare networks are composed of doctors, nurses, specialists, researchers, and staff who require access to an extensive set of partner organizations, negating the concept of organizational boundaries. Blue Coat solutions help ensure effective patient care by maximizing the performance and security of the healthcare network.

Blue Coat helps healthcare IT professionals for hospitals, dentists, physician practices, healthcare payers, pharmaceutical research and more to focus on patient well-being while facing these challenges.

  • Assure the security of patient PII, PHI, EHR, research, and other sensitive information.
  • Deliver essential applications and information to users everywhere on wired and mobile devices.
  • Embrace video conferencing, VOIP, online multimedia reference material, and even social media.
  • Protect network connected medical equipment such as MRI’s, CT scanners, other diagnostic, research and test equipment.
  • Comply with industry or government regulations such as PCI, MHRA, HIPAA, HITECH, or applicable ISO requirements.
  • Control costs by optimizing network resources, controlling abusive traffic, and leveraging real-time network visibility.

Manufacturing:

Helping Businesses Stay Competitive in a Global Market

Manufacturing operates in real-time to remain flexible and drive design, production, and supply chain efficiencies. Market opportunities are leveraged, and business risks are mitigated, through effective collaboration between highly dispersed partners, suppliers, main offices, the plant floor and field service. To remain competitive, manufacturing networks must evolve in a tight economy to take advantage of mobile devices, social networks and video while contending with security risks and threats to bandwidth. Blue Coat solutions help you

  • Deliver essential applications and information to users everywhere on wired and mobile devices.
  • Safely leverage social media to elevate relationships with customers, partners, and suppliers.
  • Control costs by optimizing network resources, controlling abusive traffic, and leveraging real-time network visibility.
  • Generate greater revenue through improved worker productivity, product quality, and customer satisfaction. 

Higher Education:

Provide the online learning tools students need

Like many organizations, higher education institutions are embracing cloud services, video content, and other new technologies. Yet few IT teams are as challenged by new mobile platforms, evolving social networks, and rising video content as those in higher education who must contend with large numbers of uncontrolled devices and users with an affection for untested websites, web apps and services. They are challenged to move more data without expensive network or bandwidth upgrades, and to enable user exploration of new devices, content, web apps and services while mitigating inherent security risks. Blue Coat can help higher education IT meet evolving institutional objectives while mitigating performance and security risks.

  • Cost-effectively meet evolving security and performance needs while enabling services to attract and retain students.
  • Enable social media and other web services/applications within bandwidth, security and regulatory boundaries.
  • Realize security goals in the face of changing surfing habits, mobile devices, web apps, and online gaming and other services.
  • Support VOIP, class-room video usage, distance learning and online education programs.
  • Enjoy activity visibility and priority delivery of educational traffic in a time of exploding per-user data volume including P2P, torrents, etc.
  • Secure personal information (PII), copyrighted material, research, and other sensitive information from data leaks, malware, or other security breaches.
  • Simplify adoption of IPv6 for improved routing, IPv6 device support and shifting international standards.

K-12 Education:

Provide the online learning tools students need

Quality K-12 institutions are embracing cloud services, video content, and other new technologies despite tight budgets. Increased dependence by students and educators on web resources can place demands beyond the capacity of current network and web gateway. In addition, they face serious challenges from new mobile platforms, evolving social networks, and growing video content delivered through both managed and unmanaged devices and users who have an affection for untested websites, web apps and services. As a long time industry leader in network performance and security, Blue Coat can help you to meet educational objectives while mitigating related risks

  • Enable social media and other web services/applications within bandwidth, security and regulatory boundaries such as CIPA.
  • Realize security goals in the face of changing surfing habits, mobile devices, web apps, and online gaming and other services.
  • Improve accessibility and support VOIP, class-room video usage, distance learning and online education programs.
  • Reduce costs, improve long term planning, and ensure priority delivery of educational traffic. 
  • Recover bandwidth in a time of exploding per-user data volume through visibility and control of traffic including P2P, torrents, etc.
  • Secure personal information (PII) and other sensitive information from data leaks, malware, or other security breaches.
  • Offers student families a no-cost home security options.

Government:

Deliver the Secure, Online Services Citizens Need. Anytime, Anywhere

Today’s government IT must meet department, agency and mission objectives in the face of changing mobile platforms, evolving social networks, and growing video content. And enticing benefits are offered from maturing cloud computing platforms and services. Yet the common challenges faced by leveraging any of these opportunities are the security and performance impact they present. Can you welcome new technologies and services without threatening security initiatives, regulatory compliance, or network performance?

A recognized leader in security and WAN optimization, Blue Coat offers a heavily certified solution set so government IT can embrace key technologies and services to achieve agency objectives and regulatory mandates within budgetary constraints.

  • Leverage ‘Cloud First’ and other cloud computing initiatives for operational economies, network resiliency, and more.
  • Maintain visibility and control of network activity to enable fast decision making and informed long term planning.
  • Ensure both daily and emergency operational continuity while supporting teleworkers, field personnel, satellite communications and mobile devices.
  • Reduce costs through data center and server consolidation and reducing the need for increased bandwidth.
  • Enable social media and other web services/applications within bandwidth, security and regulatory boundaries.
  • Secure sensitive information through proactive DLP monitoring, malware protection and breach controls.
  • Embrace IPv6, tele-presence and other initiatives as well as prepare for increasingly video heavy web content.

With more than 8,000 customers worldwide, Blue Coat products have been field-proven in the most demanding network environments. Below is a partial list of our government and military customers.

  • Air National Guard
  • Architect of the Capitol
  • Armed Forces Information Service
  • Army Internet Café MWR
  • Army Operations Center
  • CENTCOM
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Defense Commissary
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Department of Defense Dependant Schools
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Reserve Banks
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • General Accountability Office
  • Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Military Traffic Management Command
  • Missile Defense Agency
  • NASA Ames
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • NASA Goddard
  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • National Credit Union Administration
  • National Guard Bureau
  • National Institute Of Health
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Security Agency
  • Navy DREN
  • Navy Medical
  • Navy SPAWAR
  • Nevada Department of Corrections
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Oakridge National Laboratory
  • Office of the Surgeon General
  • Patent and Trademark Office
  • Resources Information Technology Program Office
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • State Department
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • United States Air Force CENTAF
  • United States Air Force Weather Agency
  • United States Air Force, CITS
  • United States Air Force, TDC
  • United States Army ADRP
  • United States Army Future Combat
  • United States Navy NETC
  • United States Postal Service
  • United States Senate
  • United States Supreme Court
  • US Army Medical
  • US Marine Corps
  • USMC Recruiting Command
  • Veterans Affairs

Managed Services:

In today’s networked world, being able to connect the right resources to the right opportunities or problems at the right time can give businesses the edge and agility they need to innovate, enter markets, seize share, and grow revenue. But as the business expands across the wide area network (WAN) to meet the needs of today’s global economy, it can introduce risks to the organization that must be mitigated.

Taking into account the growing complexity of the enterprise networks, the ever-changing application landscape and the rapidly evolving WAN environment, it’s easy to see why many enterprise IT departments struggle to keep their networks secure and applications performing at optimal levels. The threat vectors are increasing in size and complexity at the same time the threats, themselves, are increasing in number and sophistication. At the same time, users expect their applications to perform optimally no matter where they are in the world. All of this means an organization needs to be more vigilant than ever in their attempts to secure their network and provide an optimal network for application productivity.

All of these reasons contribute to why many enterprises are turning to managed service providers to help them with their network needs. Leveraging the staff, resources and expertise of a managed service provider can help organizations ensure they achieve the security and application performance stance they need, while reducing costs, relieving the management burden, and ensuring accountability and quick resolution of any issues.

Serving all ten of the largest global service providers, Blue Coat is uniquely qualified to deliver the underlying architecture of the managed service you need today. Find out how companies like Vodafone, AT&T, Telefonica, BT, Orange Business Services and many others are delivering greater application performance and security with Blue Coat.

Service Provider:

Expand your network — and your business.

Blue Coat helps service providers like you cost-effectively scale your network, slash operational costs, accelerate the delivery of web applications and protect against malware and web-based threats. With Blue Coat, you can deliver the fast, secure and consistent experience your customers expect.

Blue Coat’s solutions for service providers enable you to deliver the rich media subscribers want, when and how they want it. But we also help you filter all this content with on-demand security from the WebPulse cloud community, which provides more than six billion real-time web content ratings per day. Our solutions also enable you to create new value-added managed services for your customers. And, you can better manage your current infrastructure and plan for future capacity needs with detailed reports on web usage, traffic patterns, user behavior and more.

Find out why the top 10 service providers are using Blue Coat to:

  • Reduce bandwidth costs and monetize services.
  • Offer a consistently reliable and interactive user experience to drive customer loyalty.
  • Leverage cloud services to deliver real-time malware protection and web filtering.
  • Stop web threats that can compromise user data or disrupt the network.
  • Increase business with high-value managed services.