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Blue Coat Updates CacheFlow

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI) today announced its next-generation Blue Coat® CacheFlow® 5000 appliance, which delivers a significant leap forward in performance and capacity -- more than three times greater throughput and cache storage compared to the previous version -- in the same compact, 4U footprint. The new CacheFlow appliance is available immediately and includes IPv6 support to address the advanced networking requirements of large service provider customers. This dramatic performance improvement comes at a time when the increasing amount of rich Web 2.0 content, especially videos and large files, is severely straining service provider networks, making it challenging to both provide a top quality user experience and contain bandwidth costs.

"Service providers are hard pressed to keep up with their customers' staggering demand for Web video, particularly in countries where international bandwidth is expensive and where much of the popular Internet content is hosted outside the country in which the provider operates," said Melanie Posey, research vice president, Hosting & Managed Network Services, IDC. "Demand for bandwidth -- and pressure on service provider networks -- will expand exponentially as the growing ranks of Internet users worldwide rely on this medium to deliver more and more of the video they consume. As this happens, service providers will need intelligent, high capacity Web caching to support more localized content delivery, resulting in international bandwidth cost savings, improved traffic management, and better quality of experience for end users."

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