Blue Coat introduces WAN optimization solution for Oracle

Blue Coat Systems today announced its Blue Coat® ProxySG® version 6 Acceleration Edition appliance for WAN optimization has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with the Oracle® E-Business Suite 11.5.10 and 12.1 and Siebel CRM release 7.8 and 8.1 through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Blue Coat ProxySG Acceleration Edition appliances accelerate the remote use of Oracle E-Business Suite and Siebel applications in branch offices where network latency, congestion and packet loss slow centrally run applications.

“The Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process. Achieving Oracle Validated Integration through Oracle PartnerNetwork gives our customers confidence that the integration between Blue Coat’s ProxySG Acceleration Edition appliance and the Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s Siebel CRM have been validated and that the products work together as designed. This reduces risk and improves the implementation cycles for our joint customers.” said Kevin O’Brien, Senior Director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle.

Blue Coat WAN Optimization appliances compensate for conditions of the Wide Area Network (WAN) that cause centralized applications to perform more slowly in branch and remote offices. Blue Coat WAN Optimization appliances provide users with a powerful and flexible solution for optimizing file access, email, storage and backup while also providing advanced optimization technologies for Web, cloud and video applications. They provide a comprehensive set of WAN optimization features that dramatically accelerate response time and reduce bandwidth consumption through the use of industry-leading compression, protocol optimization, byte caching and object caching technologies.

The appliances have integrated caching and stream-splitting to greatly reduce the network load of on-demand and live video from the Web or internal servers. Blue Coat WAN Optimization appliances enable video to scale across the enterprise and protect against video floods that can overtake business-critical traffic optimized by traditional WAN optimization appliances. In addition, the appliances can accelerate content and applications from the public Web without requiring cloud deployment of another appliance. By accelerating internal and Web-based applications for branch and mobile users, Blue Coat WAN optimization solutions enhance productivity across the distributed enterprise.

“We are proud to achieve Oracle Validated Integration and work with Oracle to ensure accelerated delivery of business-critical applications across the distributed enterprise,” said Nigel Hawthorn, VP EMEA Marketing, Blue Coat Systems. “WAN optimization from Blue Coat provides a comprehensive solution for optimizing and accelerating the full range of business applications and content.”

Oracle Validated Integration provides partner value and customer confidence through integration standards and best practices. Blue Coat is a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork.