How Blue Coat Systems Brings Visibility Security to Enterprise WANs

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-03-22 Email

Blue Coat Systems executive Chris Webber explains to eWEEK Senior Writer Chris Preimesberger why his company leads the worldwide content security gateway appliance market for the 12th consecutive quarter in Q4 2009, according to the latest market report from Infonetics Research. Webber describes how his company's appliance -- which is available as either a physical machine for the data center or as software for an existing server -- optimizes virtual machines over wide-area networks to move business data as fast as workloads require. Thanks to increased efficiencies, WAN optimization leads to substantial corporate savings in several areas, including power and cooling in the data center, staff time, capital equipment costs, and others.

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Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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