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Blue Coat maintains lead in WAN Optimization market

Blue Coat Systems announced that it continued its lead in the Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization market for the first three calendar quarters of 2009, according to the latest market share report from Infonetics Research.

“Our market share validates the strength of Blue Coat’s approach to WAN optimization, which is to accelerate only relevant, business-critical applications while mitigating the impact of unwanted or recreational applications and stopping malicious ones,” said Nidal Taha, Regional Director for ME and Turkey, Blue Coat Systems. “Blue Coat appliances deliver intelligent acceleration that enables enterprises to optimize their WANs according to their business priorities, while lessening the need for additional investments in bandwidth.”

Infonetics Research forecasts that the WAN optimization appliance market will grow by 50 percent over the next three years, from 932 million in 2009 to $1.5 billion in 2013.

WAN optimization is a foundational technology in the Blue Coat Application Delivery Network (ADN) infrastructure. By combining visibility, acceleration and security technologies, the Blue Coat ADN infrastructure enables network managers to optimize and secure the delivery of applications across the extended enterprise.

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