Blue Coat Systems has improved the delivery of detailed visibility into and precise control over Web-based applications on the network.
The company has introduced enhancements to its Web security solutions and claims that these updates will enable businesses to tap the power of Web-based applications while mitigating the risk of data loss or lower employee productivity.
Web security solutions from Blue Coat Systems provide advanced application controls, more granular content ratings and actionable intelligence to businesses.
Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web security and WAN optimisation solutions, notes that websites today include a combination of content and features that cannot easily be categorised or managed.
Because businesses have increasingly begun to adopt Web-based applications, IT departments find it difficult to simply block access to them.
Businesses today require an efficient way to control and enforce policy around discrete applications and operations, and this issue can be addressed by the Blue Coat Web Application Policy Engine.
Social media management
Blue Coat is enabling businesses to effectively manage social media and other Web-based applications through the Blue Coat Web Application Policy Engine.
This useful tool allows organisations to set and enforce policies by specific application, operation and category for a diverse group of social networking, video, streaming, business and media sharing applications.
The company has also enhanced its Reporter platform to deliver visibility into Web application and operation usage. This enhancement will give IT managers the information they require to more effectively control the traffic on their networks.
"Businesses are increasingly adopting Web-based applications and utilising social media as part of their day-to-day operations, driving new demand for security that can keep pace with the dynamic nature of the Web," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Blue Coat Systems.
"Blue Coat Web Security solutions combine the protection, control and actionable intelligence to effectively manage the proliferation of Web-based applications while mitigating the risks of data loss or lower employee productivity."
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