August 1, 2016
For security professionals both old and new, Black Hat is a highly anticipated event. New research, solutions, techniques and vulnerabilities will all be making headlines throughout the week as...
July 31, 2016
Enhancing Network Forensics and Incident Response with Automated Anomaly Detection There’s simply too much going on across today's IT networks for information security and incident response teams...
July 28, 2016
Blue Coat ETM-Ready Program gains momentum Since the launch of the Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management ecosystem program (ETM Ready) in March 2015, we have successfully collaborated with security...
By Peter Doggart
In the News
Infosecurity Magazine — May 17, 2016
While tax season in the United States is winding down, businesses and households across the UK are starting to prepare their tax returns.
The Register — April 26, 2016
Blue Coat researcher Andrew Brandt says ancient Androids can be hijacked with persistent ads that force victims to buy US$200 worth of iTunes gift cards.
Dark Reading — April 26, 2016
Blue Coat says it's the first Android ransomware that installs without user interaction.
SC Magazine — April 26, 2016
A new malware type has been spotted in the wild that features a couple of original moves not seen yet by researchers; it is self installing and the cybercriminals require that the ransom be paid in iTunes gift cards.
Ars Technica — April 25, 2016
CSO Online — April 25, 2016
Towelroot exploit, used alongside a leaked Hacking Team exploit, delivers Ransomware to Androids via compromised advertising.
InfoWorld — April 25, 2016
The Web-based malware attack uses Towelroot and a Hacking Team exploit to compromise devices running old versions of Android
Computerworld — April 25, 2016
Dogspectus is a ransomware that silently installs on Android devices, via malvertising and a Hacking Team exploit, then demands a ransom of $200 in iTunes gift cards.
Threatpost — April 25, 2016
A menacing wave of ransomware that locks up Android devices and demands victims pay $200 in Apple iTunes gift card codes is raising concern among security researchers.
The VAR Guy — April 21, 2016
Web security solution provider Blue Coat Systems debuted its Cloud Ready Partner Program earlier this month, which is expected to allow vendors and Security as a Service providers to “deeply integrate and certify their services and cloud applications” into the Blue Coat Security Platform.
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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.
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Aug 25, 2016 Nashville, TN
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Sep 13, 2016 Boston, MA
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