If you’re browsing Twitter at work, than chances are Blue Coat may know about it.
The social networking site has been added to a list of applications that the vendor’s PacketShaper appliance can monitor. The product is used by companies to look at how employees use websites and set policies to manage them.
Director of product marketing Steve House says understanding which social media tools are being used is valuable information that helps network administrators enforce corporate policies.
According to Nielsen NetView statistics, there were seven million unique visitors to Twitter in February 2009, an increase of 1,374 percent from February last year. The analyst company found this increase was consistent with growth in enterprise use of social networking.