ProxyAV Isnt Ready for Prime Time

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2004-07-19 Print this article Print

First-release troubles defeat the innovation of Blue Coat's new appliance.

Blue Coat Systems Inc.s innovative ProxyAV 2000 hardware capably blocked Web-based threats such as viruses, worms and Trojans in eWEEK Labs tests, but only after we overcame a raft of first-release configuration headaches and software quality problems.

Click here to read the full review of ProxyAV 2000.

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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