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Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

October 04, 2011 07:45 ET

Blue Coat to Highlight Comprehensive Acceleration and Optimization at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011

MACH5 WAN Optimization Solution Accelerates and Optimizes SharePoint Documents and Video

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 4, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced its participation at Microsoft SharePoint 2011 conference in Anaheim, Calif. Blue Coat is demonstrating and discussing its solutions in booth 531 at the annual conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center from October 3-6, 2011. Blue Coat® MACH5 WAN Optimization appliances:

  • Provide up to 100 times faster retrieval time for documents stored in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010 with reduction in bandwidth consumption by 95-99%.

  • Accelerate Office SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint 2010 operations even when encrypted by HTTPS/SSL.

  • Provide up to 500 times greater network capacity for on-demand video hosted by SharePoint portals and significantly improved user experience with high-quality video, facilitating broader enterprise adoption of rich media applications. MACH5 appliances make it easy to scale the use of enterprise video to large numbers of employees using the same bandwidth as for a single employee.

Many companies are now using SharePoint Server as a video portal for centralized delivery of corporate training and informational videos as well as a portal for delivery of documents. Use of SharePoint 2010 for video delivery is expected to rise significantly over the next several years. Blue Coat MACH5 WAN Optimization appliances are the only solutions that accelerate and optimize both SharePoint documents and video. Using integrated video caching technology, the appliances can store copies of videos in each branch office so that they can be delivered faster and with no additional impact on the Wide Area Network (WAN). In one test, a 39 Megabyte video file was downloaded 120 times faster using the MACH5 appliance, reducing wait time for the video to start, from four minutes and 11 seconds (251 seconds) to only two seconds. Bandwidth consumption plunged from 39 Megabytes for each time the video was watched down to only 0.072 Megabytes.

"Blue Coat is the only vendor to meet the growing requirements for acceleration and optimization of Microsoft SharePoint by addressing documents and video," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. "The SharePoint Conference provides a great showcase for us to demonstrate how our solutions accelerate and optimize email, file access, enterprise applications, video, Web, cloud-based applications and data replication."

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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