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Blue Coat Appliances To Power Sprint's Managed Security Services

New global service for enterprise and government organizations provides application acceleration and Web security delivered using Sprint expertise
SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 3, 2008 - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that Sprint Nextel has selected Blue Coat(r) ProxySG(r) and ProxyAV(tm) appliances, Blue Coat WebFilter(tm) and Blue Coat(r) ProxyClient(r) software to power the Sprint SecureSM WAN Acceleration and Sprint SecureSM Web Protection managed services. Utilizing the visibility, control and security features of the Blue Coat solutions, Sprint is delivering vital managed security services to its enterprise and government customers.

"WAN Acceleration and Web Protection are critical components for enterprise customers and government organizations," said Dan Dooley, president of Wireline, Sprint. "Our customers are looking to Sprint to help them manage network complexity and Internet threats, so that they can operate their businesses more efficiently. With Blue Coat appliances and software solutions, we can offer customers the content and application acceleration, Web security and policy control they need."

Sprint Secure WAN Acceleration is now available as a global service from Sprint to accelerate enterprise applications and file access to branch and remote offices. In addition, Sprint Secure Web Protection is available as a global managed security service to provide content filtering and Web protection from Internet threats, including malware, spyware, viruses, phishing and other malicious threats. Both services make use of Blue Coat solutions on premise at a customer's site, as well as on mobile employees' laptop computers.

"Sprint fulfills an important and growing need to provide WAN Acceleration and Web Protection as a globally managed service for enterprise and government customers," said Craig Hicks-Frazer, vice president, Service Providers, Blue Coat Systems. "By utilizing Blue Coat solutions for visibility, security and acceleration and combining them with managed service and support to make them seamless and easy, Sprint can provide comprehensive application delivery to its customers."

With Blue Coat solutions, Sprint can offer a compelling set of differentiated managed services. Blue Coat solutions enable a single, integrated platform for safe, fast application delivery. The same ProxySG appliances deployed in a customer's facility can provide WAN acceleration, Web security and policy control. Similarly, ProxyClient software for laptop computers provides a combination of application and file acceleration, along with centrally-managed Web filtering and malware protection for those working remotely.

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 40,000 appliances worldwide. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or

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