Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance
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Blue Coat expands its unified security portfolio of enterprise appliances and cloud service to include a virtual appliance for branch offices. The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance (SWG VA) combines the market-leading security capabilities of Blue Coat ProxySG with the flexibility of virtualization to provide a cost-effective enterprise branch office solution. With the new Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance, businesses can support Web security and other critical remote office infrastructure on a common platform, reducing costs and IT resource requirements.
SWG Virtual Appliance extends the same depth of protection and control delivered by the Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to small branch office locations with space limitations and limited IT resources. The SWG VA is backed by the WebPulse Collaborative Defense of more than 75 million users which delivers a Negative Day Defense through blocking of malnets. In addition, SWG VA offers all the Blue Coat security capabilities enterprise customers expect, including a wide selection of user authentication, granular and accurate web filtering with multi-dimensional categories and high-performing inspection of SSL traffic. These combined capabilities deliver unbeatable efficiency to help enterprises optimize IT resources and reduce physical footprint.
The Blue Coat SWG Virtual Appliance (VA), which includes Blue Coat WebFilter, delivers the most comprehensive protection against web-based threats, including malware, phishing and botnet traffic from infected end-user systems. SWG VA appliances are backed by the Blue Coat WebPulse collaborative defense to deliver fast and effective Web 2.0 threat protection for 75 million users worldwide. WebPulse supports more than 50 languages and uses a combination of traffic, content and reputation analysis of real-time requests to build a comprehensive view of the web-based malware ecosystem. WebPulse identifies and blocks 3.3 million threats per day using custom script analyzers, anti-malware and anti-virus scanning, and sandboxing and browser simulations as well as other proprietary security defenses.
The Blue Coat Web Application Policy Engine provides granular control over specific web applications and operations. With the Web Application Policy Engine, IT administrators can set and enforce policies by operation, application or category, enabling IT administrators to manage the data loss and employee productivity risks associated with social media and other web-based applications. As new applications and operations are added, the Web Application Policy Engine is automatically updated. To ensure consistent enforcement, appropriate policies are automatically applied to new applications.
The SWG VA offers an ideal solution for enterprises seeking a cost-effective yet highly responsive solution for disaster recovery. In case of hardware failure, the SWG VA can be readily deployed on a new server in matter of hours. The solution can also be archived and restored, greatly simplifying an already simple deployment scenario. Gone are the days of coordinating shipments of new appliances to remote locations, swapping out hardware components and returning failed units. Best of all X no more expensive customs and logistical challenges to manage.
The SWG VA greatly simplifies the installation and ongoing maintenance of the security infrastructure. The SWG VA can be installed in matter of hours by leveraging the virtual environment readily available in many distributed enterprises, No need to allocate additional space in the wiring closet or train staff on individual appliance hardware. Ongoing maintenance could not be simpler because the SWG VA easily expands to support growing business needs with a flexible user license. Now customers don't have to choose between investing in future needs vs. cost control based on today's needs. Simply install the license needed for the near future and expand as remote office users grow.
Enterprises are constantly challenged to keep up with the increasing volume and sophistication of web threats. The same challenge is now compounded by the rapid enterprise adoption of mobile and Web 2.0 applications, such as social networking, content streaming, blogs, media downloads and cloud-based apps, which are all prime targets of modern malware.
Compounding the risks are the business challenges many enterprises face at the branch offices. Reduced on-site IT staff, offices dispersed around the globe, timezone differences and shipping logistics are just few of the challenges that can easily create security gaps that modern malware can exploit.
The Blue Coat Unified Security Solution is uniquely designed to offer a comprehensive, enterprise-wide web security solution that can help close network security gaps and protect users wherever they work. SWG VA extends the same rich policy controls in ProxySG to the branch environment. With unified reporting that provides a single pane of glass visibility across all users, and centralized management through the Director product, the SWG VA solution allows enterprises to seamlessly extend full protection and control to their branch offices.
All Blue Coat solutions are backed by the WebPulse cloud-based collaborative defense, which is powered by more than 75 million users. With WebPulse, customers benefit from the same high level of protection regardless of how their Blue Coat solution is deployed, e.g., ProxySG at corporate headquarters, virtual appliance at remote offices or cloud services for field workers. With Blue Coat, every customer is protected with industry-leading, real-time security against the latest malware, multidimensional categories and granular application controls.
For years, many considered a zero-day defense to be the best security available. However, while zero-day solutions can react extremely quickly to malware attacks, they still must wait for an attack to launch before acting on it. Distributed enterprise is particularly at risk since an attack at one branch office can quickly spread across the entire enterprise network. Blue Coat has effectively made zero-day defense obsolete with negative day defense.
At any given time, WebPulse monitors over 500 malware delivery networks (malnets), which are often used to launch attacks and spread malware. By constantly monitoring the world's largest source of malware, delivering as much as 2/3 of all malware to users, Blue Coat can identify suspicious behavior and proactively block attacks at the origin. With Negative-Day Defense, Blue Coat security solutions can now proactively defend against malicious attacks before they launch.
Deploying physical security appliances is a challenge at remote offices with little space or onsite IT support. Not only do appliances take up highly valuable space, administrators must also learn how to deploy and manage unique appliance hardware.
Blue Coat SWG VA greatly simplifies the deployment of Secure Web Gateway solutions by enabling hardware consolidation and alleviating much of the IT administrative overhead. Running on VMWare ESX and ESXi, SWG VA shares the same server hardware with other virtual appliances, which significantly streamlines and accelerates the SWG deployment process. As a result, deployment that once took days can now be completed in just hours.
Many enterprises are electing to consolidate IT staff and reduce on-site staff at remote offices. As a result, fewer administrators are available to handle remote office administration, including network security, network infrastructure and endpoints/laptops. Staff reduction is all part of the ongoing enterprise effort to control costs by doing more with less.
With SWG VA, IT administrators can focus on managing the application rather than the entire appliance, better utilizing the administrator's time. Now, even the once-complex task of expanding the network to support additional users – a task that once involved installation of new appliances – can be accomplished with simple license upgrade.
Instead of duplicating all network and security infrastructure for redundancy, enterprises often rely on rapid support to provide business continuity at remote offices. Even with this approach, enterprises often face delays due to the logistics and overhead to migrate to a new system.
With SWG VA, enterprises can quickly bring up a SWG deployment in case of disaster recovery, and even leverage a backup image of the solution.
When managing multiple remote and branch office locations it is imperative that your security administrator have access to qualified technical resources. Blue Coat BlueTouch Services offers this through 24x7 technical and online support, customer care, service options, training services and professional services.
An experienced and certified technical support staff is available at six interconnected support centers worldwide to rapidly respond to and solve support requests. BlueTouch support service options protect your business by providing access to software updates and helping to smoothly manage your business and IT operations. Blue Coat systems training and professional services are also available to bring your administrator quickly up to speed and provide customized consulting support.
SWG VA solution can be deployed together with other products within the Blue Coat Unified Security Solution. WebPulse Collaborative Defense powers all Blue Coat Security Products (SG, VA and Cloud).
|License Options||25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and 1000 users|
|Upgrades||Available from any license to larger license|
|Duration||1 and 3 years|
|Minimum Hardware Specifications|
|Disk Capacity||200 GB per Disk|
|Minimum Software Specifications|
|VMWare||ESX and ESXi version 4.x and 5.0|
|Max Connection||10,000 HTTP Connections|
|SW Support||Included in User License|
Download the Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance Datasheet (PDF).