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Blue Coat Awarded Best Cloud Security Solution and Best Web Content Management Solution by SC Magazine

Annual Awards Showcase Best Solutions, Services and Professionals

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/14 -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, today announced that its products were named Best Cloud Computing Security Solution and Best Web Content Management Solution at the SC Magazine Awards Europe 2014 on April 29. As award winners, both solutions represent the best the information security industry has to offer. In addition, together these two products provide the hybrid cloud capability required by enterprises.

Dr. Hugh Thompson, Blue Coat's chief security strategist, said, "Security has never been as important to businesses, governments and consumers as it is today. Being singled out as the best in the industry speaks volumes about our approach to protecting our customers and being a partner in their growth."

The Blue Coat Cloud Service was recognized as the best cloud security in the industry. As an enterprise-class cloud offering, the Blue Coat Cloud Service delivers the assurance enterprises need to embrace the best technologies available in the market. The fully meshed global network secures users and devices wherever they are, empowering enterprises to create a more engaging customer experience. Last month, AT&T introduced its Cloud Web Security offering built on the Blue Coat Cloud Service.

The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway is the web security market leader. With a unique proxy architecture and flexible policy, the solution empowers IT organizations to protect even the most complex enterprise environments. It is a key component of the Blue Coat Advanced Threat Protection Lifecycle Defense that identifies and blocks advanced threats on an ongoing basis.

Hundreds of vendors and service providers submitted nominations for the SC Magazine Awards. Winners were selected by a judging panel that included members of SC Magazine's editorial team, representatives from end-user companies, analysts and independent consulting firms and academia -- many of whom are practicing and former CISOs and CIOs.

"After being narrowed down to a select group of finalists, our judges poured over the entries to thoroughly compare each product against its peers," said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine. "Blue Coat was selected as winner in both categories at this year's SC Awards Europe for its ability to best meet the needs of its customers."

The annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals working to fend off the myriad security threats in today's corporate world. The awards distinguish the achievements of the security professionals in the field, innovations in the vendor and service provider communities, and the dedicated work of government, commercial and nonprofits. For a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit http://www.scmagazineuk.com/2014-sc-awards-europe-winners/article/344676/1/.

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and quickly choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

Blue Coat and the Blue Coat logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. 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.

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