SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blue Coat(TM) Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI - News), a leading provider of proxy appliances, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cerberian®, a provider of URL filtering software. On July 19, 2004, Blue Coat announced a definitive agreement to acquire the Draper, Utah based company.
The acquisition enables Blue Coat to integrate Cerberian's URL filtering and categorization technology onto the Blue Coat ProxySG(TM) appliances for increased performance and enhanced enterprise policy controls. The on-proxy integration provides comprehensive Web control with deployment and operational ease. Blue Coat continues to support on-proxy URL filtering with databases from Secure Computing, SurfControl, Websense, and ISS, providing customers continued flexibility to choose among each of the databases.
Under the terms of the deal, Blue Coat will continue to support Cerberian's original equipment manufacturer (OEM) relationships and has assumed all customer support obligations to provide a smooth transition for all users.
About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat enables organizations to keep "good" employees from doing "bad" things on the Internet. Blue Coat high-performance proxy appliances provide visibility and control of Web communications to address today's new business risks -- such as inappropriate Web surfing, spyware, viruses brought in via back door channels such as instant messaging and Web-based email, and network resource abuse due to peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing and video streaming. Trusted by many of the world's most influential organizations, Blue Coat has shipped more than 20,000 proxy appliances. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at 408-220-2200 or www.bluecoat.com.