Technology - WAN Optimization
Accelerate business applications, improve user productivity and reduce bandwidth costs
How can you accelerate critical business applications without constantly adding expensive bandwidth upgrades? Two words: WAN Optimization.
Blue Coat WAN Optimization technologies enable you to accelerate the delivery of internal, external and latency-sensitive real-time applications to distributed users across the extended enterprise – resulting in faster decision making and enhanced competitiveness. The Blue Coat Application Delivery Network (ADN) infrastructure provides the comprehensive application and user control required to contain network bandwidth costs and enhance business productivity, while providing the flexibility to align network investments with changing business requirements.
Accelerate internal, external and real-time applications
Blue Coat accelerates your critical applications by optimizing traffic, conserving bandwidth and metering or blocking recreational applications. External applications specifically benefit from industry-leading HTTP protocol optimizations and caching, along with the industry's most advanced SSL/TLS acceleration.
With Blue Coat, you can identify and control unauthorized network traffic such as online ads, inappropriate web surfing, Web-borne malware and customer-designated applications. As a result, our WAN Optimization solutions help you:
- Provide LAN-like application performance to remote users and branch offices
- Deliver outstanding performance for streaming audio, video and other rich media applications
- Reduce recurring network bandwidth costs with multiple levels of compression and content caching
- Accelerate live and on-demand rich media, as well as SSL-encrypted traffic
Blue Coat WAN Optimization products include:
- Blue Coat ProxySG appliances, which can be outfitted with WAN Optimization features alone or combined with Secure Web Gateway capabilities to optimize performance at the branch or data center.
- Blue Coat ProxyClient, which offers the industry's only combination of application acceleration, mobile Web filtering and enterprise controls to provide a LAN-like experience to the mobile or home user.
- Blue Coat Director, which delivers comprehensive, centralized WAN Optimization management for a large network of ProxySG appliances. You can also provision new appliances for shipment and remote installation within minutes.
- Blue Coat PacketShaper, together with the ProxySG, provides application performance monitoring for both accelerated and non-accelerated traffic and can accelerate application performance for real-time protocols.