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Blue Coat positioned in leaders quadrant of secure web gateway

Blue Coat Systems announced that it has been positioned in the leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway1 by research and advisory firm Gartner. The Blue Coat Secure Web Gateway solution provides industry-leading Web awareness for on-demand security intelligence and extensible defenses that are accessible from any location at any time. To access a complimentary copy of the report, please click here.

“Blue Coat has consistently delivered innovative, industry-leading technology to ensure that enterprises can protect users from emerging and evolving Web-based threats while increasing application performance,” said Nidal Taha, Regional Director for ME and Turkey, Blue Coat Systems. “We believe being positioned in the leaders quadrant further validates the successful execution on our vision of providing enterprises with seamless protection and the tools to effectively manage their networks.”

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 continuous threat protection regardless of location. By uniting 62 million users in the Blue Coat WebPulse service, the Blue Coat solution delivers industry-leading Web awareness together with extensible defenses that provide immediate protection from newly discovered threats without the need for patches or updates.

The report positions vendors based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision. According to Gartner, “The Completeness of Vision axis captures the technical quality and completeness of the product and organizational characteristics, such as how well the vendor understands this market, its history of innovation, its marketing and sales strategies, and its geographic presence.” A vendor’s positioning on the ability to execute axis is determined in part by evaluating the vendor’s overall viability, sales execution/pricing, customer experience and market responsiveness and track record.

Blue Coat is also positioned in the leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers, 2009.2

Blue Coat has more than 15,000 customers in 150 countries worldwide. Today, 83 percent of the Fortune Global 500, including 97 of the top 100 largest enterprises in the world, has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG appliances to set and enforce corporate IT policies while protecting against dynamic Web-based threats.

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