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Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

July 19, 2011 07:46 ET

ACE Insurance Japan Deploys Blue Coat Solutions for Web Security and Managing Web Applications

ProxySG Protects Against Escalating Web Threats and PacketShaper Provides Awareness and Management of Web Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that ACE Insurance Japan, the Japanese affiliate of the ACE Group, has deployed Blue Coat® ProxySG® and PacketShaper® appliances in its headquarters and remote offices to provide protection from escalating and dangerous Web threats and to manage employee use of Web applications. The ACE Group has deployed more than 30 ProxySG appliances and 200 PacketShaper appliances globally. The deployment also includes Blue Coat ProxyAV™ appliances and Blue Coat Reporter and WebFilter software.

"Web-based threats and criminal activity have become so pervasive and sinister that traditional means of Internet security alone are not enough to protect businesses from catastrophic loss or compromise," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Blue Coat Systems. "ACE Insurance relies on Blue Coat solutions not only for proactive Web protection but also to maximize the value of its networks by protecting the performance of its business applications."

Previously, ACE Insurance had another Web security product installed at its Internet gateways, but it proved inadequate to protect against the latest threats, especially those using Web 2.0 technology with dynamic links. In addition, the former solution slowed the company's Web traffic to unacceptable levels of performance.

"Maintaining high levels of performance even with the enhanced levels of security was an extremely attractive aspect of the Blue Coat solution," said Mr. Fumikake Kato, manager of the Systems Operations Department in the Information Systems Division of ACE Insurance Japan.

The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution with ProxySG appliances and Blue Coat WebFilter software combines inline malware scanning and policy-based controls with the cloud-based intelligence of the Blue Coat WebPulse™ service without compromising network performance. WebPulse is a collaborative cloud defense which unites over 75 million users in a real-time Web defense that leverages the deep analytical capabilities of Blue Coat Security Labs.

Blue Coat WebPulse provides a comprehensive view into Web ecosystems by rating and analyzing nearly 3 billion real-time URL requests per week. With its view into the Web, WebPulse can map malware delivery networks and correlate dynamic lures with delivery paths and dynamic payloads to provide real-time protection against new and emerging threats. The on-demand intelligence of WebPulse uniquely protects against malware downloads, phishing and spear-phishing attacks, as well as malicious call-home traffic from botnet infected systems.

ProxyAV appliances provide essential inline anti-malware scanning to analyze all file downloads from user-authenticated Web 2.0 sites, Web mail, file sharing and other methods of content delivery while enforcing corporate IT policies related to that content. Unlike competitive solutions that can only analyze a few layers or only scan smaller files, ProxyAV can analyze up to 99 layers of compressed archives and scan files up to 2 GB in size, providing further protection against inbound threats.

The ACE Group also uses PacketShaper appliances to discover, monitor, assess and control Web applications and align network usage with business priorities. The appliances protect and prioritize the most important application traffic for the ACE Group while treating other traffic according to company policy.

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat also offers service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization, as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user Web experience. For additional information, please visit

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