Blue Coat Joins the Network Appliance™ Partner Program

"Customers benefit from the close working relationship between NetApp and Blue Coat," said Patrick Rogers, vice president of Products and Alliances at Network Appliance. "Blue Coat's membership in the NetApp Partner Program provides customers with accelerated SnapMirror® data transfer and improved WAN performance for efficient disaster recovery and business continuity."

Blue Coat SG appliances provide a complete WAN optimization solution for a wide range of business traffic while, at the same time, providing security and policy control of content and applications for all users. Blue Coat SG appliances with MACH5 application acceleration technology reduce latency and bandwidth use for distributed applications, including applications utilizing SSL-encrypted communications, streaming or on-demand video and data replication and disaster recovery operations.

"As more traffic crosses the WAN, it is critical to perform data replication and backup in a fast, efficient manner," said Steve Mullaney, vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Blue Coat Systems. "We are proud to expand our relationship with NetApp to provide even greater value to customers with acceleration and bandwidth reduction for disaster recovery and business continuity. The solution is part of our unique approach to application delivery, integrating the full range of business-critical traffic with complete security and policy control."

About the NetApp Partner Program
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat secures Web communications and accelerates business applications across the distributed enterprise. Blue Coat's family of appliances and client-based solutions - deployed in branch offices, Internet gateways, end points, and data centers - provide intelligent points of policy-based control enabling IT organizations to optimize security and accelerate performance between users and applications. Blue Coat has installed more than 30,000 appliances worldwide and is ranked #1 by IDC in the Secure Content and Application Delivery market. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or

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