Blue Coat solutions overcome network
limitations to optimize application
delivery to users across the
Users and their data continue to move farther apart.
Sometimes the driver is server consolidation, leaving
branch and remote offices with poor performance. Other
times, the driver is the growth of data itself, data that
must be backed-up, served out and distributed. For all
these reasons and more, WAN performance has become a
critical choke point in successfully delivering applications
to the users that need them.
Each organization’s challenge is different, however.
Poor file service performance, excessive Internet
backhaul, slow SSL encrypted software-as-service
applications, growing video use and an inability to use
thick-client applications over a WAN are but some of the
most common problems. Unfortunately, the traditional
approach to solving all of them – more bandwidth – is
ineffective, because most networks are now bound by a
more fundamental limitation: latency.
In response, many IT organizations have begun to evaluate
specialized solutions that can accelerate application
delivery by overcoming latency and expanding throughput.
However, many of these solutions address only part of
the overall mix of challenges. A comprehensive solution
should support all key enterprise business applications
– regardless of whether they are webified, rich media or
plain text, hosted internally or externally, or encrypted
or unencrypted. Ideally, such a solution should make
decisions based on the user, not just the application
or source server. In addition, it is important to consider
support for future WAN architectures – for example, a mix
of MPLS with direct-to-Internet branch office connectivity.
Blue Coat’s Application Acceleration
Solution with MACH5 Technology
Enables Organizations to:
Accelerate Business Applications
-> With MACH5, enterprises can accelerate all key business
applications – file, e-mail, web, video, secure web
(HTTPS), while maintaining co