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October 13, 2016
How Data science is used for monitoring cloud activity, data governance, and user behavior analysis in a CASB As cloud adoption accelerates, the discussion about cloud security centers...
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September 16, 2016
Of course you should make the transition to Microsoft Office 365. You’ll cut costs and increase user productivity—painlessly. In fact 78% of all enterprises are already using it or planning to use it...
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September 16, 2016
Microsoft Office 365 is the #1 cloud-based solution on the planet because it has appeal on multiple levels. To executives, one of the leading reasons for adoption is the cost savings from lower...
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In the News

The Security Ledger October 20, 2016
In-brief: detecting anomalous behavior is a necessary part of incident response – but it’s also harder than it sounds, argues Alan Hall of BlueCoat Systems in this commentary.
eSecurity Planet October 14, 2016
Anomaly detection is growing in popularity as organizations get proactive about incident response. These practices help you get the most out of anomaly detection.
AFCEA Signal October 11, 2016
The recommendations are offered as the government observes Cyber Awareness Month.   Defense and intelligence agencies need more than security tools and solutions to guard against the increasing number of cyber threats. They must create a culture to ensure that the nation’s...
CSO Online October 11, 2016
Don’t let cloud apps and services make your IT team irrelevant
IT Briefcase October 3, 2016
Featured article by Deena Thomchick, Sr. Dir, Outbound Product Management, Blue Coat + Symantec As you may know, Microsoft Office 365 is the number one cloud-based solution, due to its appeal on multiple levels to individuals and business users alike. In recent years, Microsoft has invested heavily...
CRN October 3, 2016
Keith Weatherford, Symantec VP of Channels Weatherford joined Symantec earlier this year as part of the company's blockbuster acquisition of Blue Coat Systems. Now, the long-time channel executive is the go-to man for solution providers, leading the channel efforts of one of the biggest security...
CSO Online September 19, 2016
The technology is there for companies to inspect SSL traffic, but performance, management and privacy concerns combine to hinder its adoption.
IoT Innovator September 19, 2016
When employees walk into your office, they no longer just bring a briefcase. Today, employees walk in the door and connect to your network with smartphones, laptops, wearable devices and more. The unapproved applications downloaded on these devices are known as Shadow IT. Think back to any and...
CIO September 13, 2016
Most businesses try to avoid shadow IT, but there are ways to make it a positive for your company and your workers.
eSecurity Planet September 13, 2016
Mike Fey, president and COO of Symantec, talks about how he will bring the former Blue Coat and Symantec teams together.

Press Releases

August 11, 2016
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., August, 11, 2016 – Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC), the global leader in cybersecurity, is proud to announce today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg Clark, CEO of Symantec, to its 2016 list of Top 100 Executives and John Thompson, Global VP of Partner and Channel Sales, to its 2016 Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders. This annual list recognizes leaders from the technology industry who have played an integral role in shaping today’s IT channel, whether by driving huge cultural shifts, creating rich new opportunities or forging innovative new routes to success.
August 1, 2016
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. –August 1, 2016 – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) today announced that it has successfully completed its acquisition of Blue Coat, Inc., a leading provider of web security for enterprises and governments worldwide. The acquisition of Blue Coat complements Symantec’s innovative product portfolio and creates the industry’s largest pure play cyber security company.
July 31, 2016
Las Vegas, July 31, 2016 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced findings from Blue Coat researchers that revealed a significant spike in malware hidden in SSL traffic, and released Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance SV3800B-20 model, a next-generation Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM) appliance to address this growing threat. Blue Coat SSL Visibility Appliance SV3800B-20 more than doubles the capacity of the company’s original SSL visibility offering, making it an ideal tool for enterprises seeking to fortify their network defenses against encrypted threats, while maintaining compliance with local privacy regulations and corporate policies.
July 31, 2016
LAS VEGAS, July 31, 2016 –– Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced significant enhancements to its Security Analytics solution, including the addition of anomaly detection, an alerts dashboard and support for SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) environments, to provide more effective and actionable incident response.
July 28, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – July 28, 2016 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today released findings of the First Half 2016 Shadow Data Threat Report. The research was conducted and published by Blue Coat Elastica Cloud Threat Labs, and provides a data-science powered analysis of more than 15,000 enterprise cloud apps in use and 108 million enterprise documents stored and shared within them.
June 16, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2016 –– Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the June 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for the ninth consecutive year.
June 14, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 14, 2016 – Blue Coat, Inc., (“Blue Coat”) a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced it will hold a conference call on June 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm PT to discuss its results for the fourth quarter of Fiscal 2016.  Given the company’s active registration with the SEC and the recent announcement of its transaction with Symantec, the company will not hold a Q&A session following the presentation of the financial results.
June 12, 2016
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 12, 2016 – Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) and Blue Coat, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Symantec will acquire Blue Coat for approximately $4.65¹ billion in cash. The transaction has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies and is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2016. Greg Clark, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Coat, will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of Symantec and join the Symantec Board upon closing of the transaction.
June 2, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 2, 2016 — Blue Coat, Inc. (“Blue Coat”) today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.
May 16, 2016
  SUNNYVALE, Calif., May, 16 2016 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, is proud to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Traci Burch, Director, Distribution Sales, North America, to its list of the 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list. This list identifies an exclusive group of channel influencers drawn from the larger pool of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel: the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success.


Oct 23, 2016 to Oct 25, 2016
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Oct 25, 2016 to Oct 26, 2016
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Oct 25, 2016 San Diego, CA
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