SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

March 15, 2011 07:45 ET

Blue Coat Leads Worldwide Content Security Gateway Appliance Market

Market Leader for Five Consecutive Years

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) -  Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it was the market leader in Content Security Gateway Appliances in 2010, according to the latest report from Infonetics Research. Blue Coat has been the market leader every year since 2006, when Infonetics first began reporting market share numbers for Content Security Gateway appliances. 

"Blue Coat continues to lead the Web security market with technology that provides dynamic, real-time intelligence about and protection from the latest Web-based threats, including those that exploit social media," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Blue Coat Systems. "Our continued market leadership demonstrates that customers understand the unique value that Blue Coat solutions deliver and are increasingly deploying our solutions to solve their most pressing security challenges."

In the combined region of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Blue Coat had 35.7 percent market share, nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Blue Coat also held nearly twice as much market share as its nearest competitor in Central and Latin America (CALA) with 32.6 percent of the market. 

Infonetics forecasts that the worldwide Content Security Gateway Appliance market will grow 31 percent, from $1.6 billion in 2010, to $2.1 billion in 2014, and that the EMEA market will grow 30 percent, from $354 million in 2010, to $459 million in 2014. The research firm predicts that the CALA market will grow 31 percent from $42 million in 2010 to $54.7 million in 2014. 

A condensed version of the report is available at www.bluecoat.com/doc/16044.

The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution delivers immediate security intelligence through an architecture that combines presence at the corporate Web gateway with a collaborative cloud-based community.  By uniting more than 70 million users in the Blue Coat® WebPulse™ service, the Blue Coat solution delivers industry-leading Web awareness and extensible defenses that provide seamless protection for customers. This collaborative defense enables businesses to consistently enforce corporate IT policies worldwide and to protect their networks against Web-based malware.

In January, Blue Coat introduced the ProxyOne™ appliance that integrates Web filtering, inline anti-virus and malware scanning and reporting on a single platform that is backed by the WebPulse service. The ProxyOne appliance extends the same enterprise-class Web security technology used by 88 percent of the FORTUNE Global 500 to organizations with limited IT resources.

In February, Blue Coat also introduced its Internet-delivered Web security solution, the Blue Coat Cloud Service, which will be commercially available in April. The service, which also utilizes WebPulse technology, provides comprehensive, real-time Web protection that can be managed and deployed from anywhere in the world to protect users globally. It also provides granular social media application controls that allow organizations to flexibly manage and safely use social networking tools.

With the Blue Coat Cloud Service, ProxyOne appliance and Secure Web Gateway solution, all backed by the WebPulse service, Blue Coat can meet the security challenges of companies of all sizes around the world.

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 www.bluecoat.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Blue Coat Systems' expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future, and including statements regarding the capabilities and expected performance of Blue Coat Systems' products. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based upon information available to Blue Coat Systems as of the date hereof, and Blue Coat Systems assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These and other risks relating to Blue Coat Systems' business are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission reports filed by Blue Coat Systems, including but not limited to the risks described in the most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors."

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