Blue Coat Management Center
Dynamic, Real-Time and Comprehensive Protection Against Web- and Email-Based Threats
Simplify management, reduce operating costs. Simplify management, reduce operating costs. Blue Coat Management Center unifies management and reporting across Blue Coat products, under a single operating environment and single pane of glass. Powerful central policy tools allow you to deploy effective web access security and governance across your entire organization. Management Center simplifies, by providing inventory and health monitoring for the spectrum of our ProxySG, SSL Visibility Appliance, Content Analysis System, Malware Analysis Appliance, and PacketShaper products.
Currently, Management Center is most powerful for ProxySG, adding object-level RBAC, scripting, and job scheduling. It also integrates with Reporter, for performance reporting that helps you see volume of malware blocks, understand risky users, and prioritize investigations and remediation—enabling you to operate a more effective advanced threat defense.
Management Center delivers on the vision of unified management and reporting on security threats in the cloud.
It brings together all of the various technologies, hardware platforms, and operating systems used by Blue Coat solutions under a single architecture, and it integrates configuration, policy, monitoring, and reporting across Blue Coat applications, providing an unprecedented level of visibility and control.
Management Center also connects your security configuration to Blue Coat’s Global Intelligence Network, which integrates information from our customers, products, and Blue Coat Labs to block 99.9%+ of known and emerging threats.
With Management Center you can:
- Identify and manage the risks of cloud applications, users and websites for a more effective threat defense
- Reduce administration costs while maintaining the high availability delivered by Blue Coat products
- Standardize and assure governance of web security policy
- Reduce or eliminate shadow IT by providing effective centralized web and network security
Blue Coat provides web access control and advanced threat protection for many of the world’s largest enterprises. To maximize the value of your Blue Coat solutions, including the powerful ProxySG, you need to be able to quickly and easily roll out, configure, monitor, manage and backup your deployments. Blue Coat’s Management Center offers a unified management platform that provides the visibility and control you need, in one central place, to reduce the time and costs associated with managing your Blue Coat solutions, including your multi-proxy deployments.
Features & Benefits:
Management Center – Unified Management Platform
The Blue Coat Management Center is a powerful, unified management platform that gives you centralized visibility over Blue Coat’s product portfolio. With a single pane of glass, you can see your Blue Coat deployments, including ProxySG, SSL Visibility Appliance, Content Analysis System, Malware Analysis Appliance, Mail Threat Defense and PacketShaper.
Simplify and Scale Web Security and Governance
Management Center’s centralized visibility and controls simplify the ongoing management of ProxySG, so you can scale deployments and apply powerful proxy policies throughout your environment that address your specific needs and ensure the consistent application of web security and governance. With a single pane of glass, you can:
- Configure, manage and provision ProxySG policies to gain complete control over all your web traffic.
- Create and deploy policies to multiple devices simultaneously, via the Visual Policy Manager.
- Check consistency between policies and devices.
- Standardize policies across like-purpose devices, with the ability to customize when necessary.
Enhance Advanced Threat Defenses
Management Center makes it simple for you to take advantage of ProxySG malware categories and Content Analysis System to eliminate 99.99% of known threats targeting your organization. You can automate advanced threat protection at the gateway to fortify your network against unknown and advanced malware. You can also streamline investigations and accelerate attack remediation by using Management Center’s unified management and reporting capabilities to quickly identify risky users and potentially inappropriate site access.
Reduce Operating Costs
Management Center enables you to automate and streamline operations, saving you precious time and resources. You can report on all your Blue Coat ProxySG appliances and virtual appliances and receive an up-todate picture on the health and activity of your other Blue Coat products to simplify ongoing management. The platform will continue to add product and feature support across the portfolio to continue to increase operational efficiencies. With Management Center, it is easy to:
Deploy Management Center as an appliance or virtual appliance to seamlessly integrate and meet the needs of your environment. Centrally manage up to 500 ProxySG appliances, and organize your proxy deployments by purpose, location, department and more.
Specify Roles and Management Tasks
With object-level access control, you can define users, user groups, devices and device groups to simplify operations. You have the flexibility to create roles at a very granular, object-level, and apply those roles to individual users or groups. User Groups with the same permissions can access, manage and report on devices within their management area and avoid overlapping duties.
With scripts and job scheduling, you can use Management Center to automate repetitive tasks, including version control and version comparisons. Scripts can be imported from a device and distributed across your device population; you can also reuse key logic across your devices to maximize its utility and minimize the potential for error.
Report on Device Performance
From Management Center, you can leverage Blue Coat Reporter to collect and analyze logs from all the devices in your Blue Coat deployment. This will enable you to access and customize templates to simplify reporting, such as the amount of malware that has been blocked, top threat categories, risky users and other key metrics. You can also create custom dashboards and reports, with widget-based modules, to suit your needs.
Maintain a High Availability Environment
For a high availability proxy environment, you can configure device backups and storage to an external server, using FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, or SCP. You can monitor hardware diagnostics information, including system metrics, storage usage, temperature, voltage, and RPM, to identify and deal with potential issues before they become critical. In the event of a problem, you can click to run hardware diagnostics, power off the appliance and restore factory defaults to resume normal operations and ensure optimal reliability.
|Content Analysis System|
|Malware Analysis Appliance|
|SSL Visibility Appliance|
|Management Center||Virtual Appliances|
|Max Number of Units Managed||1||10||25||50||100||250||500|
|Server Requirements||2 cores, 8GB RAM, 100GB HDD, VMware ESX 5+|
|Management Center||S400-20 Appliance|
|Max Number of Units Managed||100||250||500|
|Disk Drives||3 x 1TB SAS (effective storage of 1TB with 2 x RAID1 primary drives and 1x spare drive)|
|Onboard Ports1||(2) 1000Base-T Copper ports (with bypass)
(2) 1000Base-T Copper ports (non-bypass)
(1) 1000Base-T Copper, BMC Management Port
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Dimensions||572mm X 432.5mm X 42.9mm (22.5in X 17.03in X 1.69in) (chassis only)
643mm X 485.4mm X 42.9mm (25.3in X 19.11in X 1.69in) (chassis with extensions)
1 RU height
|Weight (Maximum)||Approx. 12.8 kg ( 28 lbs) +/- 5%|
|AC Power||Dual redundant and hot swappable power supplies, AC power 100-127V @ 8A / 200-240V @ 4A, 47-63Hz|
|Total Output Power||450 Watts|
|Optional DC Power||Input voltage range: 40.5V - 57V
Input Max Current: 22A
Total Output Power: 770W
|Thermal Rating||Typical: 1086 BTU/hr, Max: 1381 BTU/hr|
|Temperature||5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F) at sea level|
|Humidity||20 to 80% relative humidity, non-condensing|
|Altitude||Up to 3048m (10,000ft)|
|Regulations||Safety||Electromagnetic Compliance (EMC)|
|International||CB – IEC60950-1, Second Edition||CISPR22, Class A; CISPR24|
|USA||NRTL – UL60950-1, Second Edition||FCC part 15, Class A|
|Canada||SCC – CSA-22.2, No.60950-1, Second Edition||ICES-003, Class A|
|European Union (CE)||CE – EN60950-1, Second Edition||EN55022, Class A; EN55024; EN61000-3-2; EN61000-3-3|
|Japan||---||VCCI V-3, Class A|
|Mexico||NOM-019-SCFI by NRTL Declaration||---|
|Argentina||S Mark – IEC 60950-1||---|
|Taiwan||BSMI – CNS-14336-1||BSMI – CNS13438, Class A|
|China||CCC – GB4943.1||CCC – GB9254; GB17625|
|Australia/New Zealand||AS/NZS 60950-1, Second Edition||AS/ZNS-CISPR22|
|Korea||---||KC – RRA, Class A|
|Russia||CU – IEC 60950-1||GOST-R 51318.22, Class A; 51318.24; 51317.3.2; 51317.3.3|
|Environmental||RoHS-Directive 2011/65/EU, REACH-Regulation No 1907/2006|
|Product Warranty||Limited, non-transferable hardware warranty for a period of one (1) year from date of shipment.
BlueTouch Support contracts available for 24/7 software support with options for hardware support.
1 BMC port is currently disabled
Download the Blue Coat Management Center Datasheet (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.