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Blue Coat adds plug-ins to its cloud solution

Cloud | July 25, 2011
Enables users to discover, monitor, assess and control traffic from the latest versions of Chinese and Asian applications.

Blue Coat Systems has updated the capabilities of its cloud-connected Blue Coat PacketShaper appliance with new software plug-ins.

PacketShaper appliance has been designed to give comprehensive understanding and control the bandwidth that applications consume at their Internet gateway points or across the wide area network (WAN) to branch offices.

Blue Coat, a provider of Web security and WAN optimisation solutions, said that this newly introduced capability will enable users to discover, monitor, assess and control the traffic from the latest versions of Chinese and Asian applications.

Available immediately, the new plug-ins are offered free to customers with a current maintenance agreement. 

The company has included in the plug-ins updated definitions for the latest version of Thunder and PPTV.

Thunder is a popular peer-to-peer (P2P) download and video streaming application in China, with more than 400 million registered users. PPTV is a top video streaming application for non-Web video in China.

Managing and protecting

Blue Coat has also added PPS (PP Stream) as a new application and now provides more granular control of QQ applications through sub-classification that includes QQ-Content Delivery Network, QQ-Instant Messaging, QQ-Games and QQ-Web.

PPS is also a popular video streaming application for non-Web video in China. QQ is a top ranking instant messaging application and a popular portal for social media, gaming, video and mobile content in China.

"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. 

"Several employees using video-intensive Web applications, such as Thunder and PPTV, at work can severely impair the operation of the entire corporate network."

 

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