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Blue Coat Positioned by Gartner in "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways

Gartner Evaluates Blue Coat's Technology for Advanced Threat Protection and Places Blue Coat as a Leader for the Seventh Year in a Row

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/14 -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology, today announced it has been positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways (SWG), 2014(1) by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Gartner has again recognized Blue Coat as a leader in the Secure Web Gateway category, making 2014 the seventh consecutive year in a row.

Vendors were evaluated on their ability to execute and completeness of vision of their products in the SWG market. Once again Blue Coat is recognized for its market leadership in both vision and execution. Blue Coat's Business Assurance Technology makes it possible for businesses and their employees, customers and partners to safely and securely choose the best applications, devices, data sources and technologies in the world. ProxySG is seen by Blue Coat's customers as the strongest proxy in the market. Together with the Blue Coat Content Analysis System, it has become the orchestration point for the most crucial security processing on the network, including advanced threat detection, forensics and data loss prevention. Blue Coat's technology addresses some of the most critical pain points for customers by analyzing malware that is hidden within SSL communications and giving them the ability to quickly resolve issues through forensic analysis using Blue Coat's Security Analytics Platform.

"The Secure Web Gateway has become the decision point and orchestration engine for enterprise security technologies, including sandboxing, DLP and attachment processing. Blue Coat is pleased that Gartner has once again recognized us as a leader," said Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat. "We believe our position in the Leaders Quadrant of the Secure Web Gateways report by Gartner is a testament to the completeness of our solution, our leadership in the space and our position as the centerpiece for security processing to stop advanced threats. Our ability to feed best of breed security technologies, deal with malware within encrypted traffic and perform analytics and forensics to resolve issues has made us, we believe, an integral part of the network security fabric across the enterprise dealing with today's rapidly evolving threats."

Blue Coat's Secure Web Gateway products are a key part of Blue Coat's Business Assurance Technology which includes five centers of excellence that deliver business continuity by protecting against advanced threats and data loss. Blue Coat's global cloud infrastructure gives customers the ability to consistently apply security policy and techniques wherever users are around the world. The integration of Blue Coat's on-premise technologies with its cloud infrastructure gives its customers the flexibility to leverage their security technology investments and apply them consistently while preserving user experience and reducing cost.

1 Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways, Published: June 23, 2014

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