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May 21, 2015
More than 600 reported data breaches impacted the operation of businesses, and the lives of everyday citizens in 2013. That same year, the Pentagon’s budget for cyberwarfare prevention was $3.9...
By Blue Coat
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...
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SC Magazine May 19, 2015
“We do live in a time when anyone can be deceived,” Thompson said. “Anyone can be phished, even the most paranoid.”
The Telegraph May 19, 2015
Security firm Blue Coat Systems, which commissioned the research, said the research shows British workers still take cyber security risks even though they are aware of the consequences.
Dark Reading May 11, 2015
Janet Matsuda, senior vice president of marketing at Blue Coat, says in order to make the security industry more diverse, the key is to stop hiring to a narrow band of skills. "A lot of times we [the industry] hire to a skillset … a narrow band that naturally excludes women. We need to open the...
SC Magazine May 8, 2015
Researchers at Blue Coat analyzed a new threat, called “Rombertik,” and believe that it is being used as an “obfuscating wrapper” to hide other malware attacks.  
TechTarget April 29, 2015
As SSL traffic increases, so inevitably will the number of attacks using it to hide. A session at RSA Conference 2015 explained why hackers love SSL, and how enterprises can defend against them.  
NetworkWorld April 27, 2015
Visibility, data center security, two-factor authentication, and services were the stars of RSA 2015.
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.”

Press Releases

May 26, 2015
Bain Capital acquired Blue Coat from Thoma Bravo, LLC in all-cash transaction valued at $2.4 billion
May 21, 2015
Security Industry Veteran to Bolster Sales Operations and Focus on Asia Pacific Markets
May 19, 2015
Global survey highlights disconnect between employee awareness of cyber threats and their actions. 
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).


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