Symantec Blue Coat PacketShapper S200 Server Load Balancer


Symantec Blue Coat PacketShapper S200 Server Load Balancer
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Symantec Blue Coat PacketShapper S200 Server Load Balancer

2 RJ-45 - 1 Gbit/s - Gigabit Ethernet - 1 x Expansion Slots - Manageable - 1U High - Rack-mountable

Warranty: 1 Year Warranty
  • Product Type: Server Load Balancer
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Manageable: Yes
  • Network Standard: 10/100/1000Base-T

Your business demands high performance and high efficiency from your network. Cloud, mobile and video applications drive unprecedented levels of bandwidth demand that can damage the performance of mission critical applications. Blue Coat PacketShaper helps enterprises to control bandwidth cost, deliver a superior user experience and align network resources with business priorities. It is a cloud-connected WAN and internet appliance that provides visibility into applications and web content on your network, along with powerful application-level policy management. A core element of Blue Coat Network Performance Optimization solutions, PacketShaper is integrated with the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network to provide real-time traffic discovery and classification of hundreds of applications and tens of millions of websites.


Your network and applications need to run at the speed of your business. But before you can optimize application performance, you need an accurate picture of your network traffic. The PacketShaper delivers full visibility by automatically classifying network traffic by application and content category. Integration with Microsoft Active Directory provides group- and user-based traffic views to help you understand who consumes the most bandwidth on the network. This unmatched visibility into network traffic gives you deep insights that can guide your policies and control of network traffic.

In addition, PacketShaper offers application-intelligent Layer 7+ visibility that integrates with the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network to provide real-time content categorization. In addition to reporting on network and application utilization and performance, the PacketShaper validates common protocols and tracks what happens to each connection established by any application.

As the proportion of web-based traffic continues to increase, PacketShaper provides management for web-connected applications such as Cloud applications, social media, recreational video, and audio/video communication. All web content requested by users is automatically categorized under more than 80 logical headings, such as Collaboration, Games and Social Networking. This level of web content control and web threat visibility helps you assess the impact of recreational traffic, security threats such as malware and phishing, and undesirable content that can raise legal and compliance concerns.

Once traffic has been identified, PacketShaper monitors performance - over 100 stats per application class - in real time. It tracks the bandwidth consumed by applications and web content categories, the response time of key applications by network and server delay, and key stats such as TCP health, efficiency, and retransmissions to aid in troubleshooting. PacketShaper also powers targeted packet traces for use with protocol analysis tools.

Real-time performance metrics include mean opinion score (MOS), jitter, delay, and loss for voice and video conferencing traffic over RTP. All these capabilities can integrate into your performance management environment, providing intelligent thresholds and alerts before problems occur.

General Information

Manufacturer: Symantec Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number: PS-S200-CS
Manufacturer Website Address:
Brand Name: Blue Coat
Product Line: PacketShaper
Product Model: S200
Product Name: PacketShapper S200 Server Load Balancer
Product Type: Server Load Balancer


Network (RJ-45): Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 2

Media & Performance

Media Type Supported: Twisted Pair
Maximum Data Transfer Rate: 1 Gbit/s

I/O Expansions

Number of Total Expansion Slots: 1

Network & Communication

Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
Network Standard: 10/100/1000Base-T

Management & Protocols

Manageable: Yes

Power Description

Redundant Power Supply Supported: No

Physical Characteristics

Form Factor: Rack-mountable
Rack Height: 1U
Height: 1.71" (43.50 mm)
Width: 17.57" (446.30 mm)
Depth: 17.32" (440 mm)
Weight (Approximate): 7.40 kg


Environmentally Friendly: Yes
Environmental Certification: REACH


Limited Warranty: 1 Year