Blue Coat Upgrades PacketShaper Cloud Appliance

by Enterprise Networking Planet Staff

Blue Coat launches new software plug-ins

In an announcement presented on Market Wire, Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) announced new software plug-ins that update the capabilities of its cloud-connected Blue Coat PacketShaper appliance.

The plug-ins were developed to discover, monitor, assess and control traffic from the latest versions of popular Chinese and Asian applications. PacketShaper appliances enable enterprises to control the bandwidth that applications consume at their Internet gateway points or across the Wide Area Network (WAN) to branch offices.

"’Companies need to manage and protect the bandwidth they have at Internet gateway points and across the WAN to ensure that critical business processes are not impaired or interrupted,’ said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. ‘Even just several employees using video-intensive Web applications, such as Thunder and PPTV while at work can severely impair the operation of the entire corporate network.’"

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This article was originally published on Tuesday Jul 26th 2011