Blue Coat (News - Alert) Systems, a provider of Web Security and WAN optimization solution, Nebrija University in Spain will be using Blue Coat appliances to manage its gateway for Internet access and its Wide Area Network (WAN) connections between campuses.
In a release, Daniel Magaña Martínez, systems director at Nebrija University, said, “The University is focusing on long-distance education and applications which require great quality and careful bandwidth management to for us to effectively use the Web in our innovative offerings, such as the Virtual Campus and Web Conferences.”
“We are now completely satisfied with the video optimization and application and content delivery brought by the Blue Coat solutions which have helped us not only to fix our previous problems through the improvement of our bandwidth management but also made it possible to meet future challenges in complete confidence,” Martínez added.
It is expected that the Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances will enable Nebrija University to optimize the delivery of applications, video and other Internet content to network users.
In addition, the new solution will bring down bandwidth consumption while also enabling the network administrator to understand the applications and content present on the university’s network, said officials.
In the university, around 3,000 network users comprising of students, residents, professors and staff will be accessing the network. The increase in bandwidth requirement is due to the increase in video downloads and online streaming video presentations. Video downloads have led to network congestion problems and interruptions.
Officials highlighted the fact that as Internet access is imperative for students and professors, the university had to scale to cater to the demands for growing video usage. The Web video initiative allows the university to deliver distance learning courses over its network and the Internet gateway is used to deliver using video conferencing sessions.
Blue Coat Systems specializes in the provision of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. It offers solutions that ensure visibility, acceleration and security for enabling a secure flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.
Enterprises can benefit a lot from this application intelligence as it hastens decision making and secures business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat provides service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization besides carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf