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May 27, 2016
You may have seen speculation on Twitter about Blue Coat having control of an unrestricted intermediate CA signed by one of Symantec’s public roots. This speculation is false. Below is our official...
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May 4, 2016
Industry analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan, has awarded Blue Coat with the Market Leadership Award for Network Security Forensics. Great News! This is a validation of what we have long known – that...
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May 3, 2016
Evasive malware represents an escalating challenge for dynamic sandboxing solutions. Malicious actors incorporate increasingly clever evasion tactics into their malware to counter the security...
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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.
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.
Ars Technica April 25, 2016
Hostile JavaScript delivered through ads installs ransomware on older Android phones.
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.
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.

Press Releases

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.
May 4, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4, 2016 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, and Elastica, Inc., a Blue Coat company, today announced that both have been named winners in the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Blue Coat was voted The Best Cybersecurity Company of 2016 and Elastica was named Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company.
May 3, 2016
SYDNEY Australia, and SUNNYVALE, Calif., 3 May 2016 – Blue Coat Inc, and Dimension Data, today announced the first rollout of a global managed cloud web security service (WebSaaS) offering in Australia. This follows last year’s announcement that the two companies had signed a worldwide agreement that combines Blue Coat’s award-winning cloud-generation security solutions with Dimension Data’s global managed security services portfolio. After the initial Australian rollout, the global managed cloud web security service offering is expected to be available in Europe, Asia, the US, and the Middle East and Africa over the coming months.
April 18, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 18, 2016 –Blue Coat Systems, a leader in enterprise security, today announced the availability of the Blue Coat Cloud Data Protection Solution for Oracle Applications Cloud, which includes Customer Experience (CX), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Human Capital Management (HCM).
April 13, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., APRIL 13, 2016 – Blue Coat, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced its Cloud Ready Partner Program, forming a broad Cloud Security Partner Ecosystem.
April 13, 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 13, 2016 – Blue Coat Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today introduced a comprehensive set of cloud security capabilities and services backed by a broad cloud security industry ecosystem.


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Jul 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC
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