SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

August 15, 2011 07:45 ET

Lebanon Online Deploys Blue Coat CacheFlow Appliance to Reduce Bandwidth Costs and Enhance End-User Experience

Solution Helps ISP Save 50% on International Bandwidth, Increase Security and Improve Delivery of Video and Rich Web 2.0 Content

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) announced that Internet service provider (ISP) Lebanon Online S.A.R.L. has deployed the Blue Coat® CacheFlow® 5000 appliance. The newly installed platform enables Lebanon Online to substantially reduce operational expenses by cutting bandwidth spend, manage sizeable increases in network traffic and subscriber growth, enhance Web security and optimize and enhance the delivery of rich Web 2.0 content, large files and video. Lebanon Online expects the return on its investment in CacheFlow appliances to be less than six months, based upon bandwidth savings alone.

"With prohibitively high bandwidth costs in the region and limited capacity to meet our user demands, the CacheFlow appliance is the best solution to reduce infrastructure costs by reducing bandwidth consumption," said Mr. Hussein Tukish, company engineer and IT Manager, Lebanon Online. "We are extremely impressed with the results from the CacheFlow appliance. We found that we could save 50 percent on our international bandwidth, which provided a rapid return on investment. In addition, our users noticed considerable improvement in the speed and performance of Web applications and content."

CacheFlow appliances alleviate the bind that service providers face: scaling to serve explosive customer demand for rich Web 2.0 media, especially video content, while containing costs and meeting high end-user expectations for a fast and interactive Web experience. Through the use of next-generation content caching technologies, including the Blue Coat CachePulse™ cloud service, CacheFlow appliances efficiently cache and serve Web content to provide significant, sustained bandwidth savings. CacheFlow appliances allow ISPs, such as Lebanon Online, to significantly reduce bandwidth consumption, while improving the Web experience which results in happier, more loyal subscribers and greater competitive differentiation.

"The CacheFlow 5000 appliance builds on our expertise in delivering Web content and applications effectively and securely," said Darrell Long, general manager and vice president of the CacheFlow Business Unit, Blue Coat Systems. "It represents a significant leap forward in addressing the bandwidth challenges facing service providers. Our breakthrough caching technology addresses the monumental challenges service providers face in meeting fiercely growing demand for video and Web 2.0 content from mobile and fixed users."

Lebanon Online is also formulating a value-added services strategy where it can provide additional, potentially chargeable services to its customers, including parental controls and a 'clean Internet' security service to further leverage the capabilities of Blue Coat solutions.

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 www.bluecoat.com.

Blue Coat, CacheFlow, CachePulse and the Blue Coat logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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