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Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

December 17, 2014 12:30 ET

Blue Coat Cloud Security Service and Threat Intelligence Solutions Win Information Security 2014 Readers' Choice Awards

Blue Coat Cloud Service and WebPulse Named as Industry-Leading Security Solutions by Users

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, was selected as a winner of two Information Security™ magazine and™ 2014 Readers' Choice Awards. The Blue Coat Cloud Service earned a Best of Cloud Security award, while WebPulse was recognized as an industry leader in the Best of Threat Intelligence category.

The 2014 Readers' Choice Award winners were selected based on an extensive, in-depth survey of Information Security magazine and readers. It included over 1,700 information security executives and managers, who were asked to assess and rate products deployed within their organizations from a listing of more than 400 products spanning 22 product categories. From there, Information Security magazine and editors used these scores to determine award winners for the industry's best security products.

Winner of a Best of Cloud Security award, the Blue Coat Cloud Service is an enterprise-class cloud solution that extends an enterprise's security perimeter to any device at any location, delivering the assurance customers need to embrace the best technologies available in the market. The vast, interconnected global network secures users and devices wherever they are, empowering enterprises to create a more engaging customer experience.

Blue Coat WebPulse, Best of Threat Intelligence award recipient, is a key component of Blue Coat's Global Intelligence Network. This cloud-based collaborative defense supports more than 50 languages and utilizes a combination of traffic, content and reputation analysis of real-time requests to build a comprehensive view of the web-based malware ecosystem. Leveraging custom script analyzers, anti-malware and anti-virus scanning, sandboxing and browser simulations and additional proprietary security defenses, WebPulse identifies and blocks 3.3 million threats per day for over 700 million users.

"As enterprises shore up their defenses against dynamic, inevitable advanced malware and advanced targeted attacks, they need equally dynamic solutions that can safeguard data and devices from unknown threats from any location," said Steven Schoenfeld, senior vice president, products, Blue Coat. "The 2014 Readers' Choice awards for Blue Coat Cloud Service and WebPulse recognize the growing need for agile and innovative cloud-based security solutions that help enterprises protect against unwanted threats, while simultaneously unlocking technology innovation and business growth."

About Information Security magazine
Information Security magazine is the enterprise security and risk managers' leading source of critical, objective information on strategic and practical security issues. Information Security's team of veteran security journalists and experts break down the security problems challenging enterprises and provide practical resolutions. Its in-depth, comprehensive reports and analyses provide security managers -- department managers to CXOs -- with the tools, knowledge and information they need to make informed decisions about how to safeguard their enterprises, comply with regulations and standards, and reduce risk. The publication's analysis of technology and products provide a guide for budgeting and purchasing decisions and trends reports, case studies and industry-leading exposes offers security managers insight into how their peers are addressing and solving key security issues. Information Security magazine is an indispensable guide for any security manager and executive charged with protecting information assets and reducing risk.

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