Broadband Testing Compared URL Filtering Databases Of Industry Leaders – Blue Coat WebFilter Outperformed Competitors By More Than 60%
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2005 – Blue Coat® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of proxy appliances, today announced that independent testing conducted by Broadband Testing (Moux, France) shows Blue Coat WebFilter as the most comprehensive URL filtering database, in a comparison of leading databases that includes Blue Coat WebFilter, Websense, Secure Computing SmartFilter, SurfControl, and CyberGuard Webwasher.
The test results, available as a download from www.broadband-testing.co.uk, showed the Blue Coat WebFilter database outperforming its competitors by up to 62% in website coverage. The testing compared URL filtering databases against a list of 2 million URLs to determine which database possessed the most comprehensive listing of websites, in key categories such as pornography, gambling and spyware. URL filtering databases are typically incorporated into proxy appliances, firewalls and other network infrastructure equipment to restrict corporate users’ access to unwanted sites.
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