SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

October 05, 2011 07:45 ET

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Deploys Blue Coat ProxySG Appliances to Provide Real-Time Web Security

Appliances Enable University to Enforce IT Policies and Reduce Bandwidth Costs by 20 Percent

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has deployed Blue Coat® ProxySG® appliances with WebFilter to provide real-time Web security for more than 180,000 students across nine city campuses in Malaysia. With the deployment of the ProxySG appliances, UiTM now has full control over and visibility into its Web traffic.

"We were having trouble enforcing our corporate IT policies, so students were able to access peer-to-peer (P2P) applications that took up a considerable amount of bandwidth, slowed our network and increased the risk of malware infection," said Professor Madya Dr. Mat Ikram Yusof, director of information and communication technology (ICT) at UiTM. "Blue Coat ProxySG appliances give us the visibility to accurately filter, categorize and block undesirable websites and malware and have reduced our bandwidth costs by 20 percent."

UiTM deployed the Blue Coat ProxySG appliances with WebFilter to effectively block objectionable and malicious content while preventing proxy avoidance. UiTM also deployed the Blue Coat Reporter product to increase visibility of Internet usage and potentially infected systems. Using the actionable intelligence of Reporter, the University's IT department of 10 has reduced its daily work load, freeing the team for other support tasks.

Blue Coat ProxySG appliances are backed by the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense, which unites 75 million users worldwide in a real-time defense to deliver real-time web security. When one user discovers a threat, all users are immediately protected without having to update appliances, servers or user desktops. Blue Coat Security Labs continually updates the defenses in WebPulse to protect UiTM and 75 million other users from new and evolving threats.

"By utilizing ProxySG appliances with WebFilter, UiTM is able to efficiently control Web traffic and optimize network and application performance while reducing bandwidth consumption," said Steve Rowland, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific, Blue Coat Systems. "The integrated visibility, security and control capabilities of the Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution allow UiTM to effectively support the infrastructure of its distributed campus and its users' Internet activities."

UiTM was established in 1956 and is Malaysia's largest higher learning institution with 172,000 students and a workforce of 17,000.

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.

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