Blue Coat Leads Content Security Gateway Appliance Market for Third Consecutive Year

Extends Market Leadership for 12th Consecutive Quarter
By: Colin Saldanha
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March 24, 2010 - PRLog -- SUNNYVALE, Calif., – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. , the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it continued to lead the worldwide content security gateway appliance market for the fourth calendar quarter of 2009, according to the most recent market share report released by Infonetics Research.  Blue Coat extended its market leadership for the 12th consecutive quarter, the entire length of time Infonetics has tracked the content security market.

“Companies require a first line of defense at the Internet gateway that works in tandem with client software and a cloud-based collaborative community to provide on-demand security intelligence and continuously protect users from new Web-based threats,” said Nidal Taha, Regional Director for ME and Turkey, Blue Coat Systems. “The latest report from Infonetics reflects our continuing leadership in the market for appliance-based content security.”

According to Infonetics, the content security gateway appliance market is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2010 to $2.1 billion in 2014.  During that same period, Infonetics projects that the Web/malware segment of the market will grow 37 percent, from $850 million to nearly $1.2 billion.

The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution uses a hybrid architecture that combines presence at the corporate Web gateway with a collaborative cloud defense and protection for remote users to deliver on-demand security intelligence. By uniting 62 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 without the need for patches or updates.  This collaborative defense enables businesses to consistently enforce corporate IT policies across the distributed enterprise and to prevent Web-based malware and malicious content from compromising application security or performance.

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems is the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking.  Blue Coat offers an Application Delivery Network Infrastructure that provides 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.  For additional information, please visit

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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For more information, please contact:

Manal Abi Rafeh
Regional Marketing Manager ME & Turkey
Blue Coat Systems ME
Telephone: +971 4  3911620
Fax: +971 4 3911635

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