Press Release

Blue Coat Leads Worldwide Market for Content Security Gateway Web Appliances

Company Holds Nearly Twice the Market Share of Closest Competitor

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., September 19, 2012 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in Web security and WAN optimization, today announced that it leads the market for Content Security Gateway Web/malware appliances, according to the latest market share report from Infonetics Research.  Blue Coat has led the market every year since 2006, and currently leads with 30.5 percent market share according to the report.  

“Blue Coat’s market leadership reflects our commitment to delivering the advanced web security technologies that help customers seamlessly protect their users and data wherever they are, on any network,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems.  “Blue Coat’s innovative solutions allow businesses to embrace the shift to cloud-based applications and BYOD initiatives while our Negative Day Defense is the industry’s only threat defense that can block web-based attacks before they launch.”

The growing adoption of mobile devices is blurring the boundaries of the corporate network.  With the Blue Coat Unified Security solution, companies can extend their security perimeter to any user across devices on any network by delivering global threat protection and policy via Blue Coat® ProxySG® appliances and the Blue Coat Cloud Service. The Unified Security solution is the industry’s only solution that leverages the same threat protection and policy control infrastructure across both hardware appliances and cloud services, giving enterprises unprecedented flexibility and reach in their security deployment.

The Unified Security solution is backed by the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense to protect against increasingly sophisticated web threats.  WebPulse features a Negative Day Defense that tracks and analyzes malnet (malware network) infrastructures to block attacks at the source before they launch. Overall, the Blue Coat Unified Security solution offers highly adaptable protection that helps enterprises defend against the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems provides Web security and WAN optimization solutions to 86 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 companies.  As the market share leader in the secure web gateway market, Blue Coat sets the standard for enterprise security. Its solutions provide the visibility, protection and control required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.  For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

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Blue Coat, ProxySG, WebPulse and the Blue Coat logo, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Blue Coat Systems                                                    jennifer.ruzicka@bluecoat.com                                 408-541-3330                                                             

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