SOURCE: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

May 16, 2016 15:18 ET

Traci Burch of Blue Coat Named One of Power 100 in CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, is proud to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Traci Burch, Director, Distribution Sales, North America, to its list of the 2016 Power 100, an elite subset of its prestigious annual Women of the Channel list. This list identifies an exclusive group of channel influencers drawn from the larger pool of CRN's 2016 Women of the Channel: the most powerful women leaders across IT channel organizations whose expertise and vision have positioned their companies for success.

CRN's editorial team selects the Women of the Channel honorees on the basis of their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the channel. However, only the most influential of the list's constituents are selected for the Power 100, each singled out for her unique role in the advancement of her own organization and the IT channel at large.

Traci's thorough understanding of how channels work at every level and over 22 years of experience make her a distinguished member of the Blue Coat channel team. During her more than five-year tenure at the company, Traci has helped Blue Coat look to distribution as another sales arm by putting together a sales program that strategically leverages the channel. She has driven specific programs creating better branding and sales support to the field while working with distribution partners.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on our industry -- growing and elevating partner programs, leading transitions to new business models and introducing cutting-edge go-to-market strategies, among other remarkable achievements," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate all the 2016 Women of the Channel and celebrate their singular contributions to the advancement of the channel ecosystem."

"Blue Coat provides our partners with the solutions they need to help their customers protect against today's complex threat landscape," said Kurt Mills, VP, WW Channel Sales and Operations, Blue Coat. "Blue Coat's channel team is stronger thanks to Traci's hard work and expertise. We're thrilled that CRN has honored Traci and look forward to celebrating her future successes."

The 2016 Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
Blue Coat Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, protecting 15,000 organizations including over 70 percent of the global Fortune 500. Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites network, security and cloud, protecting enterprises and their users from cyber threats -- whether they are on the network, on the web, in the cloud or mobile. Blue Coat was acquired by Bain Capital in March 2015. For additional information, please visit or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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