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  • Blue Coat Systems gets flipped for $2.4 billion

    Blue Coat Systems is being sold by one private equity firm to another for $2.4 billion as it is prepped to go public again after it was taken off the stock market in 2012.

    Written by Tim Greene11 March 15 05:19
  • Blue Coat creates A/NZ CISO role

    Blue Coat has hired former National Australia Bank (NAB) enterprise IT and security risk manager, Damien Manuel, as its Australia and New Zealand CISO. The role is a newly created one.

    Written by Hamish Barwick10 Feb. 15 14:02
  • Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

    The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

    Written by Ellen Messmer26 Aug. 14 22:48
  • Blue Coat acquires anti-malware firm Norman Shark

    Blue Coat Systems today announced it has acquired anti-malware firm Norman Shark for an undisclosed price, in order to integrate its technologies, such as sandboxing, into other security products available through Blue Coat.

    Written by Ellen Messmer18 Dec. 13 06:36
  • Report: Iran, Syria using Blue Coat gear to squelch dissent

    A report issued today by the Canadian group Citizen Lab says that network security hardware made by well-known manufacturer Blue Coat Systems is being used for political censorship by the repressive governments of Iran, Syria and Sudan.

    Written by Jon Gold09 July 13 23:17
  • Blue Coat Systems to acquire security analytics firm Solera Networks

    Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web traffic filtering and business assurance products and services, plans to buy security analytics specialist Solera Networks, which uses data mining techniques to classify network traffic and detect potential security threats.

    Written by Lucian Constantin22 May 13 14:35
  • Blue Coat second company to buy Crossbeam Systems in recent weeks

    Blue Coat Systems Monday announced an agreement to acquire Crossbeam Systems for an undisclosed amount by year-end. This would mark the second time Crossbeam has been acquired in 2012, with private equity firm Thoma Bravo acquiring it just last month.

    Written by Ellen Messmer17 Dec. 12 23:02
  • Private investment firm buys Blue Coat for $1.3B

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/wan-optimization-shifting-strategic-tactical">Blue Coat Systems</a> has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.3 billion, which will buy out shareholders for a 48% premium over what the company's stock sold for yesterday.

    Written by Tim Greene10 Dec. 11 07:30
  • Web browsing woes over for Nine Entertainment

    Nine Network operator Nine Entertainment has replaced its Web security gateway and management software in hopes of cutting down time when dealing with Web access requests from staff.

    Written by Hamish Barwick21 Jan. 11 12:52
  • Blue Coat introduces cloud-based analysis system

    Blue Coat Systems has turned to the cloud to offer an analysis system that it claimed would improve network performance. The Blue Coat Assessment Service uses some of the functionality of its own PacketShaper appliance to provide the analysis.

    Written by Maxwell Cooter26 July 10 01:46