SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

August 18, 2011 16:05 ET

Blue Coat Announces Sales Executive Transition

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 18, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that Kevin T. Biggs has left his position as senior vice president of worldwide field operations, effective August 17, 2011. During the transition, Carol G. Mills, interim CEO for Blue Coat, will be the acting worldwide sales leader and will focus on aligning the sales organization to drive growth in the Web security and WAN optimization markets. The sales vice presidents heading Blue Coat's Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions will report directly to Ms. Mills.

"Despite the challenges of last quarter, I believe Blue Coat has made the right strategic decisions as a company and is making the right investments to align our solutions with market requirements," said Ms. Mills. "For Blue Coat, execution is critical, and our senior sales team has the leadership skills to drive focused execution of our go-to-market strategy across their regions."

On Tuesday, Blue Coat also announced that it has named Greg Clark as chief executive officer and president, starting in mid-September. Mr. Clark has more than 23 years of experience and brings a unique combination of technical depth, market insight and operational skills to Blue Coat.

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat also offers service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization, as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user Web experience. For additional information, please visit

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