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Blue Coat: Technology-empowered users improve business outcomes

Nurdianah Md Nur | June 6, 2013
While companies understand that empowering employees to use their chosen technologies for work will drive business growth, security concerns prevent companies from doing so.

With the proliferation of apps today, companies must now use a new approach to categorise all applications to enforce policies and assure compliance.

Blue Coat's new Application Classification Service and Application Controller — which make up part of its Trusted Application Center — help companies to do so.

Aside from classifying apps, these new products together provide profiles detailing the characteristics of apps to allow companies to assess the business value, threat and compliance risk and bandwidth impact of those apps. They also enforce policies to prevent access to apps that present a known threat or violate acceptable risk levels.

To protect companies from advanced targeted attacks before, during and after an event, Blue Coat has introduced another two technologies — critical to the Resolution Center — from its recent acquisitions of Netronome Systems and Solera Networks, says Thompson.

Together, these two technologies combine traditional malware blocking with analytics and a large network effect that can prevent attacks in real time. They also identify and resolve the root causes of targeted attacks for remediation and prevention of future attacks, as well as improve governance through real-time feedback into security processes and policies.


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