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Blue Coat PacketShaper 12000: Absolute control over your WAN network

Blue Coat PacketShaper 12000

To understand the importance of Blue Coat PacketShaper 12000 in your business, let´s give an example: How to achieve, without prohibiting Facebook, that your employees do not saturate the company´s web traffic consuming videos and games on this platform?

The administrator of your organization could limit Facebook only for status updates and chat, thus saving bandwidth to ensure that business critical applications are not affected by a possible saturation of web traffic.

How to achieve this? That´s where the PacketShaper devices fit in, able to relegate, for example, a game to the Game Category, and then control or limit it depending on the measures you have taken for that category.

We can undoubtedly assure you that PacketShaper devices are the best solution on the market to provide versatile web browsing controls based on categories. In other words, not having a PacketShaper device will imply having to create a new policy for each new application that your employees use.

Within the broad application package of this solution there is the Blue Coat PacketShaper 12000 that will allow you to manage up to 3 Gbps of aggregate performance for typical business traffic. In addition to inspecting traffic, classifying it and managing bandwidth, you can reduce the application´s specific traffic, which allows you to free up more WAN resources. 

You would also have guaranteed security, because thanks to the “classification by URL categories”, PacketShaper devices provide instant knowledge of Web content to evaluate any potential threat. 

Globenet International Corp can not only offer you the product but also the full logistics service, installation, support and training if required. We also have a department specialized in discontinued parts, with special orders or hard to find.

 Think about it! Having a powerful control over the bandwidth and applications in your company will make you invest better to ensure the performance of your networks and streamline decision making.

You can see here the technical specifications of Blue Coat PacketShaper 12000

Dimensions Standard 19-inch rack mount
  Height: 1.69 in. (4.30 cm)
  Width: 16.93 in. (43.0 cm)
  Depth: 27.44 in. (69.70 cm)
Weight 36.5 lbs. (16.5 kg)
Main Card Two gigabit Ethernet ports: 1000Base-T, 100Base-T, or 10Base-T
Can be replaced with:
Dual-port 1G (fiber)
Dual-port 10G (copper or fiber)
LAN Expansion Modules
(LEM cards)
·         Dual-port module (Copper):
10/100/1000BASE-T or 10GBASE-CX4
·         Dual-port module (Fiber):
·         Four-port module (Copper):
·         Four-port module (Fiber):
1000BASE-SX or 1000BASE-LX
Note: The PS12000 fiber LEMs have fail through capabilities and do not require the external fiber bypass switch.
Management Port Left LED: steady green when link is detected; flickers to indicate activity.
Right LED: color indicates speed. Orange = 1000 Mbps, green=100 Mbps, off=10 Mbps
Direct Standby Port Left LED: steady green when link is detected; flickers to indicate activity.
Right LED: color indicates speed. Orange = 1000 Mbps, green=100 Mbps, off=10 Mbps
Note: The Standby port supports only the auto-negotiate speed setting.
Serial Port RS-232 (AT-compatible) serial port with male DB-9 connector
LCD Panel No
Power LED
Glows blue when unit is plugged into an active power outlet and the unit is turned on.
Flickers when system is in power-saving state.
Off when system is powered off.
ID LED Glows amber (on front panel) or blue (on rear) when the ID button has been pressed. The rear panel LED helps to identify this appliance when it is installed in a rack with other appliances.
Ethernet Connection LEDs Glow blue if the management port and/or standby port are connected to the network.
Flickers during network activity.
System Fault LED
Off when the appliance is functioning normally.
Note: As a part of normal operation, this light will stay on for approximately 30 seconds when the appliance is turned on.
Disk LEDs
Glow blue when the hard disk drive(s) are functional. Flickers during disk drive activity.
Glows red when there is a disk drive fault.
Off when no disk drive is present.
Glows green when link is detected; flickers to indicate network activity.
100 LED: steady green indicates speed is 100 Mbps.
1000 LED: steady green indicates speed is 1000 Mbps.
If the Link/ACT LED is lit but neither the 100 or 1000 LED is lit, the speed is 10 Mbps.
(fiber optic)
Link LED: steady yellow when link is detected.
ACT LED: flickers green to indicate network activity.
Bypass LEDs
There are separate LEDs for each link speed (100 and 1000 Mbps).
Both 100 LED and 1000 LED glow green when bypass is active.
Bypass LEDs
(fiber optic)
Glows green when bypass is active.
Glows yellow on disconnect.
Off when bypass mode is not active.
Electrical Data AC Input Power: 650 watts maximum
Input Current: 100-120/200-240V, 50/60Hz, 6/3 A
Heat Dissipation 1108.89 BTU/hour
Noise Level < 60 dB
Temperature:       41° F to 95 ° F (5° C to 35 ° C) ambient
Relative humidity: 20% to 90% non-condensing
Altitude:                0 to 10,000 ft. (3048 M) operating
Temperature:     -4 ° F to +158 °F (-20° C to +70° C)
Relative Humidity:             10% to 95%, non-condensing
Altitude: 0 to 40,000 ft. (12,000 M)
Managed Link Speed Multiple configurations are offered; supports links up to 2 Gbps full duplex. Software configuration determines maximum shaping capacity.
RoHS Compliant Yes

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