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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...
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CBR April 9, 2015
The security vendor Blue Coat has launched Mail Threat Defense in the first major release since its acquisition by Bain Capital.
The Wall Street Journal April 9, 2015
“The fact that these attacks are now hitting the real world shows the growing threat,” said Dominique Loiselet, head of the French arm of Blue Coat Systems Inc., a network-security firm.
SC Magazine April 6, 2015
Increasingly, malware distribution is “controlled by the nation-state and the highest bidder,” according to Hugh Thompson, chief technology officer and SVP of Blue Coat Systems, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based provider of security and networking solutions. 
SC Magazine March 27, 2015
Malware infections are increasing in volume and severity. In the past twelve months alone some of the most destructive and largest breaches of our time have occurred, earning 2014 the epithet of “year of the breach.”
Fierce ITSecuity March 24, 2015
Flush with cash from its $2.4 billion acquisition by Bain Capital, Blue Coat on Tuesday announced that it is expanding its cloud-based enterprise security platform Global Intelligence Network. 
eWeek March 24, 2015
Multiple sources of security intelligence, including technology assets acquired from Norman Shark and Solera Networks, are now integrated into Blue Coat's portfolio.
CBR March 24, 2015
Blue Coat has integrated its security portfolio under the cloud-based Global Intelligence Network (GIN), bringing together disparate technologies bought in a spate of acquisitions.
NBC News March 23, 2015
Social media has widened the gap between the perception of a threat and how real that threat is, said Hugh Thompson, chief technical officer of the cybersecurity firm Blue Coat. "When that gap exists, it wreaks all kinds of havoc on the psyche," he said. March 17, 2015
A global research study carried out by Vanson Bourne and Blue Coat Systems has found hacking may have produced one good side effect in bulking up cyber security and IT services.
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.

Press Releases

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™ 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards.
December 4, 2014
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 — Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a Thoma Bravo company and market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has appointed Michael Fey as president and chief operating officer effective immediately.


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