SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

May 31, 2011 07:45 ET

Blue Coat Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Secure Web Gateway Magic Quadrant

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway,(1) by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. The Blue Coat® Web security portfolio provides industry-leading, real-time protection against Web-based malware and other malicious content for any user in any location at any time.

"Blue Coat consistently drives innovation through its real-time Web security solutions to help organizations better protect against dynamic Web-based malware and to safely enable access to social media," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president at Blue Coat Systems. "We believe being positioned in the Leaders Quadrant demonstrates the strength of our solutions and validates our strategy of extending our Web security technology to businesses of all sizes with the Blue Coat Cloud Service."

The Blue Coat Web security portfolio includes both appliance-based and cloud-based solutions for organizations of all sizes. The Blue Coat ProxySG® appliances provide Web security and a flexible policy framework at the corporate gateway that allow enterprises to align IT policies with business requirements. The Internet-delivered Blue Coat Cloud Service provides the same enterprise-class Web security to all users, including remote workers, at any time.

Both products are supported by the Blue Coat WebPulse™ service, a collaborative defense in which the discovery of new and evolving malware by any user immediately protects all users. The WebPulse service analyzes more than 2 billion URL requests per week from 75 million diverse users worldwide and provides a comprehensive view of the Web ecosystem for tracking and blocking malware networks. As new defenses are added to WebPulse, they are immediately available to all users without requiring software updates.

The report positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, "The Completeness of Vision axis captures the technical quality and completeness of the product and organizational characteristics, such as how well the vendor understands this market, its history of innovation, its marketing and sales strategies, and its geographic presence." A vendor's positioning on the ability to execute axis is determined in part by evaluating the vendor's overall viability, sales execution/pricing, customer experience and market responsiveness and track record.

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Blue Coat has more than 15,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide. Today, 88 percent of the Fortune Global 500, including the 100 largest enterprises in the world, have deployed Blue Coat products. The company is also positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers.(2)

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

Blue Coat, ProxySG, WebPulse and the Blue Coat logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Peter Firstbrook and Lawrence Orans, May, 25, 2011

(2) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers" by Severine Real, Andy Rolfe and Joe Skorupa, December 23, 2010

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