Blue Coat Systems Inc. (BCSI) announced it has become a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and joined the Microsoft Protocol Optimization Licensing Program (POLP). In addition, Blue Coat is a member of the Microsoft Communication Protocol Program.
Blue Coat has Microsoft Gold Certified Partner competencies in advanced infrastructure optimization and ISV software solutions. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Blue Coat personnel receive unlimited technical support and training from Microsoft as well as a myriad of marketing benefits.
Participation in POLP enables Blue Coat to enhance the performance of Microsoft applications and protocols. Blue Coat solutions accelerate remote access to Microsoft Office or SharePoint files, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft-SQL Server and other business-enabling applications. POLP provides WAN optimization vendors with access to key Microsoft technology and protocols to enable them to more effectively apply acceleration techniques to speed application performance across the Wide Area Network (WAN) to branch office-based employees or to remote employees outside of an office.
Blue Coat said it is the only WAN optimization vendor that is also a member of the Microsoft Communication Protocol Program (MCPP) and Blue Coat has specifically licensed the Windows Media Server protocol for proxy caching. Blue Coat ProxySG appliances deployed in branch offices can cache on-demand video locally to serve it more quickly and efficiently to users in remote offices. In addition, videos can be automatically pre-populated or prepositioned for anticipated use in branch offices at a later time.