SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

February 24, 2015 09:12 ET

Blue Coat ProxySG Secure Web Gateway Achieves DoD Certification

Blue Coat Products Are the Only Web Proxy Devices Included on Unified Capabilities Approved Products List

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2015) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that two of its ProxySG secure web gateway devices have achieved certification and been added to the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). Working with Washington DC-based Information Technology firm, Tachyon Dynamics, Blue Coat received certification for the ProxySG S400 and S500.

All IT equipment used within the DoD must pass the UC APL certification process, which includes rigorous Information Assurance (IA), Interoperability and Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) testing. This detailed testing, which can take up to a year to complete, ensures any equipment placed within the DoD complies with the complex requirements developed by the DoD for its cyber security divisions.

"We were impressed by the attention to detail and security Blue Coat demonstrated throughout the entire process," said Jeremy Duncan, managing partner, Tachyon Dynamics. Currently, the Blue Coat ProxySG systems (S400 and S500) are the only web proxy devices in the security industry on the DoD UC APL.

Tachyon Dynamics' test engineers and Blue Coat worked together throughout the entire process from application, hardening, documentation and engineering design. Tachyon Dynamics was an integral part of Blue Coat's testing success. The certified Blue Coat ProxySG products include the following, running SGOS version 6.5:

"We were extremely impressed by the expertise of Tachyon Dynamics in UC APL and network security," said Diana Robinson, government certifications, NSS & specialized testing program manager for Blue Coat Systems. "Tachyon's experience and guidance throughout the process helped us in achieving certification."

About ProxySG
ProxySG provides comprehensive protection and control over web traffic. It enables the following functions: Strong user authentication, web filtering, deep inspection of content for data loss or threats, security checks to the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network, inspection and validation of SSL traffic, content caching and traffic optimization, bandwidth management, streaming media splitting and caching, and method level controls per protocol. It also has the ability to filter, strip or replace web content.

About Tachyon Dynamics
Tachyon Dynamics is a premier technology company focused on DoD UC APL consulting, advanced technology enterprise planning, designing, and implementation like Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), virtual server systems, cutting edge networking systems, and proven cyber security technologies and processes. Tachyon Dynamics is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) that understands the importance of efficient and reliable communications. www.tachyondynamics.com

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat is a leader in enterprise security, providing on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based solutions for protecting web connectivity, combating advanced threats and responding to security breaches. Blue Coat is the global market leader in securing connection to the web and counts nearly 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500 as its customers. For additional information, visit www.bluecoat.com.

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