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April 13, 2015
Are you a Splunk user? If so, this blog is definitely for you. If you also have any Blue Coat equipment, put down that cup of coffee, stop reading the news on your iPhone and listen up-- I’m about to...
By Maureen Oconnell
April 9, 2015
RSA Conference 2015 is just around the corner. Beginning on Monday, April 20th, Moscone Center in San Francisco will be the center of the security world, and we couldn’t be more excited. Blue Coat...
By Maureen Oconnell
April 6, 2015
Up to a third of enterprise internet traffic is now encrypted, and that figure is growing rapidly. Cybercriminals have learned to hide in plain sight and cloak their attacks within Transport Layer...
By Greg Mayfield

In the News

InformationWeek DarkReading March 13, 2015
The tools and tactics being used to go after victims reveal growing sophistication, and gamers need to look out, security researchers say.
Reuters March 10, 2015
 Bain Capital LLC will acquire Blue Coat Systems Inc from fellow private equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal that the network security company said on Tuesday would value it at about $2.4 billion, including debt.
Bloomberg TV March 10, 2015
Blue Coat President and COO Mike Fey discusses the cyber security market and the  Bain acquisition with host Pimm Fox on Bloomberg's Taking Stock program
The New York Times March 10, 2015
The private equity firm Bain Capital is poised to acquire Blue Coat Systems for $2.4 billion, in a nod to the fast-growing cybersecurity market.
CRN March 10, 2015
Blue Coat COO and President Mike Fey said that the 100 percent channel-driven company looks to drive revenue to $1 billion within three years - up from $450 million in 2012. Its private equity push, Fey said, will include building a stronger integrated platform and making security innovation a...
San Jose Mercury News March 10, 2015
Today: Three years after selling for $1.3 billion, Silicon Valley security firm Blue Coat Systems fetches $2.4 billion and eyes a return to Wall Street. 
SecurityWeek March 3, 2015
In January, Blue Coat advised its customers to consider blocking the entire .country TLD space because many of the websites appeared to be part of a scam network. Blue Coat has determined that only 10 of the top 40 .country websites analyzed in the last seven days are legitimate...
The VAR Guy February 25, 2015
Enterprise security vendor Blue Coat Systems has achieved official government approval for two of its secure web gateway solutions.
CRN February 9, 2015
Blue Coat Systems hired two former Intel Security channel executives to bolster its sales strategy. The Sunnyvale Calif.-based company named Kurt Mills its vice president for Americas, Sales and Field Operations, and Steve Tchejeyan, senior vice president for Americas, Sales and Field Operations.
Fortune January 21, 2015
Blue Coat, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based network security firm that began investigating the attacks in late August, decided to release its findings in a detailed report in December rather than continue what it deemed a fruitless hunt to expose those responsible. “The damage is coming faster...

Press Releases

April 27, 2015
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that its Blue Coat Cloud Security Solution was recognized as the “Best Cloud Computing Security Solution” in the Reader Trust Award category at the 2015 SC Awards.
April 9, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 9, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leader in enterprise security, today announced the addition of Mail Threat Defense to its portfolio of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions.
March 24, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 24, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that its cloud-based Global Intelligence Network now integrates Blue Coat’s entire portfolio, including the Norman Shark sandboxing technology and Solera Networks forensics and incident response products recently acquired by Blue Coat.
March 19, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., MARCH 19, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today revealed the results of an independent global research study by Vanson Bourne showing a strong link between financial performance and the ability to cope with growing cyber threats.
March 10, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security solutions to protect enterprises against even the most advanced threats, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds advised by Bain Capital, one of the world’s foremost private investment firms.
March 3, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March, 3, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today launched the Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM) Ready Certification Program.
February 24, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 24, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that two of its ProxySG secure web gateway devices have achieved certification and been added to the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL).
February 23, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced that Jana Whitcomb has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.
January 28, 2015
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 28, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has further strengthened its organization with the appointment of Kurt Mills and Steve Tchejeyan.
December 17, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec 17, 2014 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, was selected as a winner of two Information Security™ magazine and SearchSecurity.com™ 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Events

May 27, 2015 to May 29, 2015 Saint-Tropez, France
The RIAMS (Rencontres de l’Identité, de l’Audit et du Management de la Sécurité / Identity, Audit...
Conference
Sep 30, 2015 to Oct 3, 2015 Paris, France
Les Assises is The cybersecurity decision makers' referent event that gathers more than 800...
Conference