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July 04, 2015 3:06 AM ET

Communications Equipment

Company Overview of Blue Coat Systems Inc.

Company Overview

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. designs, develops, and sells products and services that secure, accelerate, and optimize the delivery of business applications, Web content, and 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 and Web traffic running on their networks, including discover, classify, manage, and control communications between users and applications across internal networks, as well as the WAN and the Internet. The company’s products include ProxySG Appliance that serves as foundation for secure Web gateway products and WAN Optimization offerings; ProxySG Virt...

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: 50
President and Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations
Age: 51
Chief Security Strategist and Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President of Research and Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Blue Coat Systems Inc. Key Developments

Finjan, Inc., Proceeds to Trial Maintaining Assertion of Claims from Each of the Six Patents Against Accused Blue Coat

Finjan Holdings Inc. announced that Finjan Inc., will be proceeding to trial on July 20, 2015, maintaining its assertion of claims from each of the six patents against accused Blue Coat products that were named in its original complaint. The Honorable Beth Labson Freeman released the redacted version of the Court's Order Granting In Part and Denying In Part [Blue Coat's] Motion for Summary Judgment; Denying [Finjan's] Motion for Summary Judgment, entered June 9, 2015 (Order, Docket No. 265). The Court's Order essentially means that Finjan will be able to present its infringement case against Blue Coat to a jury and that the damages it seeks as a result of Blue Coat's infringement was not negatively impacted by the Order. As reported on June 4, 2015, the hearing on Blue Coat's motion for summary adjudication on infringement and invalidity and Finjan's motion for summary adjudication on infringement was held on April 16, 2015. Blue Coat sought summary judgment of non-infringement on each of the six Finjan patents asserted against Blue Coat, as well as invalidity of Claim 14 of US Patent No. 7,647,633.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Appoints Andrew Littleproud as Vice President of Asia Pacific

Blue Coat Systems Inc. announced it has further strengthened its organization with the appointment of Andrew Littleproud as vice president of Asia Pacific, responsible for its sales and business operations. Reporting to Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Littleproud will also focus on enhancing channel relationships. Prior to joining Blue Coat, Littleproud worked for McAfee.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Enhances Security for Dominant Cyber Espionage Attack Vector

Blue Coat Systems Inc. announced the addition of Mail Threat Defense to its portfolio of Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions. With the addition of mail threat defense, Blue Coat provides in-depth protection against the common trifecta of attack vectors – web, email and network –for unparalleled defense against advanced threats across the enterprise. Email is a potent channel for malicious intent and highly successful targeted attacks. According to Verizon 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report, the email attack vector accounts for 80% of APT malware used for cyber-espionage. Blue Coat Labs recently uncovered Inception Framework, a highly sophisticated malware attack targeting military diplomats and business executives using infected email attachments as one of the many layers of the cyberattack framework. Mail Threat Defense: Blue Coat’s Mail Threat Defense protects against email-borne malware and extracts malicious content without disrupting message flow. Mail Threat Defense balances speed, user autonomy and enterprise security needs with the following capabilities: Pre-delivery inspection: Examines email attachments and tests embedded links for malicious activities before the email reaches the end user, Configurable Policies: Determines course of action to the message and attachment based on level of risk and end-user, including quarantines, warnings, removals, and replacements and Global Intelligence: Integrates with the Blue Coat Global Intelligence Network providing threat sharing from more than 15,000 enterprises around the world to quickly identify new threats and fortify frontline defenses. With the addition of the Mail Threat Detection, Blue Coat’s comprehensive Advanced Threat Defense solution allows organizations to reduce risk by building an adaptive security strategy to detect, contain and resolve advanced threats and attacks across the top three threat vectors—web, email and network. By combining best-in-class protection, malware analysis, and big data security analytics with real-time global threat intelligence, Blue Coat enhances existing security infrastructures with powerful contextual awareness. Availability: Blue Coat’s Mail Threat Defense solution for on-premise and cloud based deployment, will be available beginning this summer. Blue Coat also plans to support email traffic on its Content Analysis system in summer of 2015.

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