Press Release

Blue Coat Wins Two Stevie Awards for No Boundaries Advertising Campaign

Chief Marketing Officer Named Finalist for Executive of the Year for a Computer Hardware Company

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 10, 2011 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has won two American Business Awards for outstanding work on its No Boundaries campaign, which was designed to drive awareness of the company’s Unified Security solution.  Blue Coat won a silver Stevie award for Best Sales Video for a Technology Company and a bronze Stevie award for Best Business-to-Business Advertising Campaign.  Chief Marketing Officer Steve Daheb has also been named a finalist for Executive of the Year for a Computer Hardware Company.  The winner will be named during a ceremony in San Francisco on September 18, 2012. 

The Blue Coat Unified Security solution enables the extended enterprise to expand its secure perimeter by delivering Global Threat Protection, Universal Policy and Unified Reporting to all users on devices across any network.  The No Boundaries campaign employed a secret service theme to show Blue Coat Unified Security solutions protecting a single user across multiple devices as he moves from his office to a variety of remote locations off the corporate network.

“Blue Coat has long been a technology and market leader, and I am proud that our marketing rises to that high standard by clearly communicating the value we deliver to businesses that are struggling with an increasingly mobile workforce," said Daheb.  “As businesses embrace bring your own device initiatives, Blue Coat will continue to innovate and deliver the enterprise-class protection and control they need to protect their users and sensitive data.”

To view the award-winning No Boundaries campaign and video, please click here

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program.  All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 270 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide.  Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems provides Web security and WAN optimization solutions to 85 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 companies. 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.

Blue Coat 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.

Media Contacts

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

Daniella Ostrovosky
Merritt Group
ostrovsky@merrittgrp.com
617-860-6066