- July 6, 2009:
Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers1 by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Blue Coat® Proxy SG® appliances accelerate the delivery of internal, external and real-time applications across the distributed enterprise and are a key component, along with Blue Coat PacketShaper® appliances, of the Blue Coat Application Delivery Network infrastructure.
“Blue Coat has consistently innovated within the market to enhance traditional WAN optimization with visibility and security technologies that provide the application intelligence enterprises need to contain costs and align IT investments with business priorities,“ said Nidal Taha, Middle East Regional Director of Blue Coat Systems. ”We believe our position in the Leaders quadrant is further validation that the WAN optimization market is increasingly becoming part of a broader application-aware infrastructure.”
Blue Coat is also positioned by Gartner in the Leaders quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway, 2008"2.
WAN optimization, along with application performance monitoring and Web security, is a critical component of the Blue Coat Application Delivery Network infrastructure. Anchored by Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances, the Application Delivery Network infrastructure integrates these visibility, acceleration and security technologies to optimize and secure business applications.
Blue Coat has more than 15,000 customers in more than 150 countries worldwide. Today, 81 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the 10 largest enterprises in the U.S. have deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances in their networks.