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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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September 12, 2016
There are two types of companies – those who have been hacked and realize it, and those who have been hacked and don’t know it  yet. Everything is hackable. Large retailers like Home Depot and...
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In the News

Silicon Valley Business Journal November 9, 2015
Blue Coat Systems on Monday said it has agreed to buy venture-backed San Jose cloud security startup Elastica for $280 million.
The WHIR November 9, 2015
Blue Coat said that it will combine its on- and off-premise threat defense and cloud data protection with Elastica’s Cloud Access Security and Analytics in order to effectively meet today’s cloud security requirements.
The PE Hub Network November 9, 2015
 Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Elastica, Inc. for $280 million.
Silicon Angle November 9, 2015
Blue Coat added that the Elastica CloudSOC will fortify their already strong cloud capabilities through their Security Platform with five solutions that work equally well across on-premise and cloud managed environments
TechNewsWorld November 4, 2015
The good news about mobile malware 9n 2015 is that the growth has slowed down. The bad news is that the malware entering the market is more virulent than ever.
ZD Net October 28, 2015
A new report released by security firm Blue Coat acknowledges that porn remains the top dog when it comes to threats to mobile users, but fresh tactics designed to steal your data, load ransomware onto your device or install potentially unwanted software (PUS) are also on the uptick
IT Briefcase October 28, 2015
National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Halloween are both in October. Coincidence? Maybe. But, executives do have a lot to fear when it comes to cyber security.
ComputerWeekly October 28, 2015
An increase in insidious and malicious attack types should sound an alarm to strengthen defences, according to a mobile malware report.
SC Magazine October 28, 2015
When it comes to compromising mobile devices in 2015, pornography is once again the number one infection vector.
IT Business Edge October 28, 2015
Much like the streets of New York City in "Ghostbusters," there is suspicious activity happening in varying degrees all over the web. The relative risk of visiting a website in a "shady" neighborhood can vary dramatically depending on who is managing the "residents" there.

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.


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