Ajman varsity deploys Blue Coat Web solutions
Dubai, September 5, 2011
Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST), a private institution of higher education in the UAE, has deployed solutions from IT leader Blue Coat to improve Web experience for its users.
Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances accelerate the delivery of important content and applications while protecting against Web-based threats, the IT company said in a statement.
AUST faces constantly growing Internet demand from 8,000 students and staff as well as demands placed by new services, such as a sophisticated e-learning system and an online library, that add to the university’s overall bandwidth requirements.
“To operate within the bounds of our network capacity, it became imperative for us to have visibility into Web traffic and then be able to intelligently manage it,” said Mohammed Salman, IT director, AUST.
“We found that Blue Coat solutions provided precise, yet flexible controls, a high level of Web security and considerable Internet bandwidth savings while also enhancing the Internet experience for our students and staff.”
AUST deployed PacketShaper appliances to discover and categorize applications on the network, measure network application performance, guarantee quality of service (QoS) for priority applications and mitigate the network impact of non-business applications and content.
The university also deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances at its Internet gateway to provide comprehensive, real-time protection against Web-based malware and other malicious content without compromising network performance.
Through the use of industry-leading technology, the ProxySG appliances improve the user’s Web experience by caching frequently accessed content on site.
“Like many organizations, AUST must balance a large appetite for content and new applications with limited network resources and a need for effective security,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems.
“Only Blue Coat solutions can effectively address these contradictory challenges by combining visibility and Web security in a way that allows the university to intelligently and flexibly accelerate and secure its network,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service