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Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

May 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Blue Coat and Elastica Named Winners in 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

Companies Recognized by LinkedIn Information Security Community as Leaders in Enterprise Security and Data Science Powered™ Cloud Access Security

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - 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. The awards honor individuals, products and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. Winners were chosen via a popular vote from the LinkedIn Information Security Community -- a group comprised of nearly 300,000 members. 

"This recognition emphasizes Blue Coat's industry leadership in providing innovative capabilities which address network, security and cloud requirements that work across on-premises and cloud environments," said Mike Fey, president and chief operating officer, Blue Coat. "Following our acquisition of Elastica, this acknowledgement by the cybersecurity community further validates the strength of our solution to address the modern IT security requirements of the Cloud Generation."

New work patterns driven by mobility and the rapid growth of cloud applications have redefined the enterprise. While these changes bring substantial productivity gains to organizations and individuals, they also introduce new security and compliance risks. The Blue Coat Security Platform including Elastica cloud access security solutions delivers advanced, integrated security capabilities specifically designed to address the unique requirements of the Cloud Generation. Acquired by Blue Coat in November 2015, Elastica is the leader in data science powered Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solutions that empower companies to confidently leverage cloud services while staying safe, secure and compliant.

"The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards distinguish leading companies transcending excellence in the cybersecurity marketplace and we are thrilled to announce that Blue Coat and Elastica have been recognized as the Best Cybersecurity Company and the Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company," said Holger Schulze, founder of the 300,000 member Information Security Community on LinkedIn. "With a record of over 430 entries, the awards are highly competitive and reflect the dynamic pace of growth and innovation in the cybersecurity space."

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About Blue Coat, Systems, Inc.
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, protecting 15,000 organizations including over 70 percent of the global Fortune 500. Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites network, security and cloud, protecting enterprises and their users from cyber threats -- whether they are on the network, on the web, in the cloud or mobile. Blue Coat was acquired by Bain Capital in March 2015. For additional information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards:
The Cybersecurity Excellence Awards honor companies and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in information security. This independent awards program is produced in cooperation with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the experience of over 300,000+ cybersecurity professionals to recognize the world's best cybersecurity products, individuals and organizations. For more information visit

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