Blue Coat expands its unified security portfolio of enterprise appliances and cloud service to include a virtual appliance for branch offices. The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance (SWG VA) combines the market-leading security capabilities of Blue Coat ProxySG with the flexibility of virtualization to provide a cost-effective enterprise branch office solution. With the new Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway Virtual Appliance, businesses can support Web security and other critical remote office infrastructure on a common platform, reducing costs and IT resource requirements.
SWG Virtual Appliance extends the same depth of protection and control delivered by the Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to small branch office locations with space limitations and limited IT resources. The SWG VA is backed by the WebPulse Collaborative Defense of more than 75 million users which delivers a Negative Day Defense through blocking of malnets. In addition, SWG VA offers all the Blue Coat security capabilities enterprise customers expect, including a wide selection of user authentication, granular and accurate web filtering with multi-dimensional categories and high-performing inspection of SSL traffic. These combined capabilities deliver unbeatable efficiency to help enterprises optimize IT resources and reduce physical footprint.