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Friday, September 21, 2012

Blue Coat Leads Markets for Content Security Gateway Web Appliances

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in Web security and WAN optimization, announced that it leads the worldwide and Asia Pacific (APAC) markets for Content Security Gateway Web/malware appliances according to the latest market share report from Infonetics Research. In APAC, Blue Coat leads with 41.9 percent market share, more than double the market share of its nearest competitor. Blue Coat has led the market in APAC and globally every year since 2006, when Infonetics first began tracking Content Security Gateway appliances.

According to the Infonetics report, Blue Coat holds 30.5 percent market share worldwide, 13 percentage points more than the next closest competitor.

“Blue Coat’s market leadership reflects our commitment to delivering the advanced web security technologies that help customers seamlessly protect their users and data wherever they are, on any network,” said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. “Blue Coat’s innovative solutions allow businesses to embrace the shift to cloud-based applications and BYOD initiatives while its Negative Day Defense is the industry’s only threat defense that can block web-based attacks before they launch.”

The growing adoption of mobile devices is blurring the boundaries of the corporate network. With the Blue Coat Unified Security solution, companies can extend their security perimeter to any user across devices on any network by delivering instant threat protection and policy via Blue Coat® ProxySG® appliances and the Blue Coat Cloud Service. The Unified Security solution is the industry’s only solution that leverages the same threat protection and policy control infrastructure across both hardware appliances and cloud services, giving enterprises unprecedented flexibility and reach in their security deployment.

The Unified Security solution is backed by the Blue Coat WebPulse™ collaborative defense to protect against increasingly sophisticated web threats. WebPulse features a Negative Day Defense that tracks and analyzes malnet (malware network) infrastructures to block attacks at the source before they launch. Overall, the Blue Coat Unified Security solution offers highly adaptable protection that helps enterprises defend against the rapidly evolving threat landscape.

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