How Blue Coat Systems Brings Visibility Security to Enterprise WANs

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.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 10 years and more than 3,500 stories at eWEEK, he has distinguished...