SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

September 20, 2011 07:45 ET

Blue Coat Appoints Marc Andrews as Senior Vice President of Field Operations

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced the appointment of Marc Andrews as senior vice president of field operations, responsible for the company's worldwide sales and support. Mr. Andrews previously was responsible for Blue Coat EMEA sales, and he will continue to lead that team until he names a replacement. In his new position, Mr. Andrews will report directly to Gregory S. Clark, president and chief executive officer, Blue Coat Systems. He will be based at the company headquarters in Silicon Valley.

"Marc is an experienced and accomplished executive with a proven track record of strategic planning and the ability to build and lead teams that deliver revenue growth," said Greg Clark. "He already has proven his strength and ability while running our EMEA region, and he has the right combination of attributes to advance our worldwide sales organization and help us better capture the evolving opportunities for Web security and next-generation WAN optimization."

Mr. Andrews has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Blue Coat, he was president of Micro Focus International, where he was responsible for sales, services, marketing and product management. During his tenure, he oversaw growth in that company's revenue from $230 million to $450 million. Prior to Micro Focus, Mr. Andrews served as president of international operations at Saba Software, where he managed its business outside of North America. Mr. Andrews also held positions at NetIQ Corporation for nearly five years. He initially managed the EMEA region and was later promoted to chief operating officer, where he facilitated the sale of the company to Attachmate WRQ in June 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Andrews spent five years at BMC Software, where he first ran Middle East and Africa and later served as vice president of marketing EMEA. He also held executive management positions at Computer 2000 and Novell.

"Blue Coat Web security and WAN optimization solutions deliver tremendous value to businesses, and my top priority is to ensure our sales and channel teams are optimally aligned to maximize our success," said Mr. Andrews. "As we broaden our market opportunities, this focus and execution will help us drive greater revenue growth and increase our market share."

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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