How to Bypass the Blue Coat Web Filter

By Herman Cruz

Developed by Blue Coat Systems, the Blue Coat WebFilter is security software that helps network administrators block malware and filter any type of Web content through strict policy controls. However, in some instances, users may encounter blocked websites that should not be restricted because they don't pose any danger or display any inappropriate content. In these types of scenarios, use a proxy site to bypass the Blue Coat WebFilter.

Step 1

Bypass the Blue Coat WebFilter on your network by visiting the HideAdmin official website (see Resources for link). With this proxy service you can bypass any type of Internet filters including the Blue Coat WebFilter software. Sites you can access anonymously, securely and with privacy include financial, social networking and chat websites as well as any Web page you like. To bypass the Blue Coat WebFilter using HideAdmin, click on the "begin surf" link displayed below the page's descriptive paragraph and a text box will appear. Type the URL of the site you want to access in the text box, and click on the "Go" tab so HideAdmin bypasses the Blue Coat WebFilter and displays the site you want to view.

Step 2

Go to the URLHide Web page to bypass any filters originating from the Blue Coat WebFilter software (see Resources). URLHide is a free proxy that will deliver an unrestricted browsing experience without having to worry about Blue Coat WebFilter restrictions. URLHide keeps your browsing activities anonymous and its user friendly interface accesses blocked websites by retrieving the filtered information necessary and then displaying it on your screen through its server; therefore, you can access any site being restricted by the Blue Coat WebFilter as well as any other types of Internet restrictions. To access Web content using URLHide, input the Web address of the page you want to visit in the text field below where it says "Enter URL (e.g." and click the "Go" button.

Step 3

Browse to the GoodbyPass-Surfer website to be able to visit websites that are being blocked by the Blue Coat WebFilter; refer to the Resources area for the site's link. With this free proxy service, you can open otherwise restricted sites without having to distress about the Blue Coat WebFilter or any other type of Internet filter. Web pages you can view through the GoodbyPass-Surfer proxy range from financial services like Forex and Option Trading, social networking websites like Youtube, Bebo and Facebook, as well as any online destination you like. To bypass the Blue Coat WebFilter, enter the URL of the site you want to view in the almost disguised text box displayed in the center of the page, and click the "Go" tab located next to the text box.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can find more proxy sites to bypass the Blue Coat WebFilter by going to the TopBits website, which displays lists of proxy sites. (See Resources.)