Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that its Blue Coat® ProxyAV™ family of appliances now supports the Trend Micro anti-virus engine. Blue Coat now supports five leading anti-virus engines on its ProxyAV appliances, giving organizations the flexibility to choose the solution that best addresses their specific requirements and preferences. ProxyAV appliances enable organizations to scan 100 percent of content and work in conjunction with ProxySG® appliances to provide comprehensive Web security at a company’s Internet gateway without compromising network performance.
“With rapidly proliferating Web threats, companies need comprehensive protection at their Internet gateways that can operate at the speed of business, ” said Nigel Hawthorn, VP EMEA Marketing at Blue Coat Systems. “The combination of our ProxySG and ProxyAV appliances has proven to be an essential real-time Web defense for enterprises and organizations around the world, and the addition of Trend Micro on ProxyAV gives businesses the flexibility to choose a best-of-breed solution for their specific requirements.”
The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution combines inline malware scanning and policy-based controls with the cloud-based intelligence of the Blue Coat WebPulse™ service. The solution provides high performance protection at the Internet gateway and automatic security intelligence about emerging and evolving Web-based threats to users. Additionally, ProxyAV appliances provide information about newly discovered malicious downloads to the WebPulse cloud, which unites more than 70 million users.
As an inline anti-malware scanning device, the ProxyAV appliance analyzes all file downloads from user-authenticated Web 2.0 sites, Web mail, file sharing and other methods of content delivery while enforcing corporate IT policies related to that content. Designed specifically for high performance networks, the Blue Coat ProxyAV appliances enable proactive scanning-based behavioral analysis and heuristics, as well as scanning using signature-based intelligence. Unlike competitive solutions that can only analyze a few layers or only scan smaller files, ProxyAV can analyze up to 99 layers of compressed archives and scan files up to 2 GB in size, providing further protection against inbound threats.
“By adding inline anti-malware scanning at the Internet gateway, organizations have another layer of defense and can eliminate threats before they reach end users, making it more difficult for malware attacks to succeed, ” said Wael Mohamed, executive vice president, global alliances, Trend Micro.