August 31, 2016 4:58 AM ET

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Company Overview of Blue Coat Systems Inc.

Company Overview

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. designs, develops, sells products & services that secure, accelerate, and optimize the delivery of business applications, Web content & other information to distributed users over a wide area network (WAN) or the public Internet/Web. Its products provide end user customers with information about the applications & Web traffic running on their networks, including discover, classify, manage, control communications between users & applications across internal networks, as well as the WAN & the Internet. The company’s products include ProxySG Appliance that serves as foundation for secure Web gateway products & WAN Optimization offerings; ProxySG Virtual Appliance softwar...

420 North Mary Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

United States

Founded in 1996

1,321 Employees





Key Executives for Blue Coat Systems Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 51
President and Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 47
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
Age: 52
Chief Security Strategist and Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Blue Coat Systems Inc. Key Developments

District Court Denies Blue Coat's Motion to Stay in Finjan Versus Blue Coat II

Finjan Holdings Inc. provided an update in Finjan Inc. v. Blue Coat Systems Inc. II (5:13-cv-03295-BLF, "Blue Coat II"), with the Honorable Beth Labson Freeman presiding. On July 15, 2015, Finjan filed this second case against Blue Coat, accusing Blue Coat of further infringing ten Finjan patents. Blue Coat moved to stay Blue Coat II pending proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The Court's "Order Denying Blue Coat's Motion to Stay Proceedings Pending Final Resolutions of Finjan 1 or Inter Partes Reviews and Ex Parte Rexaminations" (Doc. 67) was decided in Finjan's favor. Blue Coat has filed 9 IPRs and 2 reexams against 6 of 10 Finjan patents in this case. To date, the USPTO and PTAB have decided against institution of 6 of the challenges; four IPR challenges were instituted (consolidated to three), and one reexamination are pending. Weighing heavily in the Court's decision, Blue Coat was not the originator of any of the three instituted IPR petitions but rather piggybacked on the filings of others. To date, he remaining seven patents asserted in the second case are not subject to any patent office proceeding. Finjan has pending infringement lawsuits against FireEye Inc., Sophos Inc., Symantec Corp., Palo Alto Networks Inc., ESET and its affiliates relating to, collectively, more than 20 patents in the Finjan portfolio.

Finjan Holdings, Inc. Provides Update on Lawsuit against Blue Coat Systems Inc

Finjan Holdings Inc. provided an update in Finjan Inc. verses Blue Coat Systems Inc. with the Beth Labson Freeman presiding. To review, on August 5, 2015, after a ten-day trial, a jury returned a verdict that Blue Coat infringed five of Finjan's patents and awarded Finjan $39,528,487 in damages. The Court held a bench trial to hear non-jury legal issues with a corresponding Order and Judgment in the case, both dated November 20, 2015. This current Order Regarding Post-Judgment Motions dated July 18, 2016, leaves the jury's findings of infringement and damages intact and represents the end of this present District Court action. In the current Order the Court denied each of Blue Coat's motions with the sole exception of amending the final judgment to reflect that infringement under the doctrine of equivalents is moot for the Finjan's '844, '968, and '780 patents, since the jury had earlier found these patents literally infringed by Blue Coat. Significantly, the Court held that the jury's damages award for infringement of the five asserted patents based on substantial evidence. And, the Court did not find Blue Coat's witnesses' testimony on damages, infringement, or invalidity persuasive on those issues. The Court also granted Finjan's motion for pre- and post-judgment interest, stating the purpose of pre-judgment interest is 'to compensate for the delay a patentee experiences in obtaining money he would have received sooner if no infringement had occurred, and post-judgment interest is automatic under 28 U.S.C. 1961.

VMware, Inc. Adds Blue Coat Systems, Inc., Cloudlock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks to Vmware Mobile Security Alliance

VMware, Inc. announced the five cloud access security broker (CASB) leaders have joined the Mobile Security Alliance. The addition of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks adds to the growing support from security industry leaders for the VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ (EMM) platform to collaboratively solve the challenge of mobile and cloud security. Integrating VMware Workspace™ ONE™ with products from CASB partners can deliver validated solutions that provide security, visibility and control of applications and devices, and secure digital workspaces from the cloud. As organizations embrace mobile and cloud technologies, security across cloud applications is a key factor in corporate security compliance. Integrations between CASB solutions, VMware AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE help unify enterprise mobility, identity management and cloud security to provide customers a secure and compliant environment. The integrated solutions offer organizations the ability to detect security vulnerabilities in cloud applications and enforce specific actions on mobile devices seamlessly and instantly, reducing the risk and vulnerabilities of mobile devices accessing cloud applications.

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