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Blue Coat Wikipage

Blue Coat Wikipage

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Privately held company
Application Delivery Network
Sunnyvale, California, UnitedStates
Key people
Greg Clark (CEO)David Murphy,(President and COO)
Proxy SG, MACH5, K9 WebProxy, PacketShaper, CacheFlow
FY 2010
FY 2010
Net income
FY 2010
Total assets
FY 2010
Total equity
FY 2010
more than 1,250 (as of 2010)
Thoma Cressey Bravo
Blue Coat Systems Inc.
Blue Coat Systems
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Blue Coat Systems Inc.
, formerly
, basedin Sunnyvale, California, United States is a leadingprovider of Web security and WAN optimizationsolutions. Founded in 1996, Blue Coat providesproducts to more than 15,000 customers worldwide,including 88% of the Fortune® Global 500. Itidentifies itself as an application delivery network(ADN) specialist.
Blue Coat Appliances areprimarily used in industry as secuurity appliancesproviding Web Proxy and Content filters with asecondary use as a Cache Engine. Usually used inconjunction with a high end firewall rather than inlieu of same.On December 9, 2011 Blue Coat agreed to beacquired by Thoma Cressey Bravo for $1.3 billion.With the closing of the transaction, Blue Coat stockwas delisted from NASDAQ and was no longer apublicly traded company.
1 History2 List of products3 Acquisitions4 Involvement in Syria5 See also6 References7 External links
Blue Coat Systems was founded in 1996 as
, with the original headquarters in Redmond,Washington.
List of products
Web Security
Blue Coat Systems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Coat_Systems1 of 41/30/13 4:19 AM
, Multi-part enterprise software and hardware appliance, designed for companieswith a large number of computers.
Cloud Service
, Cloud based web securityWAN Optimization
, Accelerate internal and external applications for distributed employees.
, Content-aware visibility and control over network and applications.Personal Security
K9 Web Protection
, Free to use Protection for use as a parental control and to filter internetbrowsing.Service Provider Caching
, Caching solutions for carriers customers.
In 2006, Blue Coat acquired NetCache from NetApp.
In 2008, Blue Coat acquired Packeteer, a networking management company.
In 2010, Blue Coat acquired
S7 Software Solutions
, a provider of software migration products andservices.
In Dec 2012, Blue Coat acquired Crossbeam
Involvement in Syria
 Main article: Internet censorship
In October 2011 it was reported
that the US government is looking into claims made byTelecomix that the Syrian government is using the company's products in order to restrict internetaccess. The hacktivist group released 54GB of log data alleged to have been taken from seven Blue Coatweb gateway appliances that depict search terms including 'Israel' and 'proxy' were blocked in thecountry using the appliances.
See also
Application Delivery Network (ADN)
Schick, Steve (March 26, 2012). "Blue Coat Names Industry Veteran as Chief Operating Officer andPresident" (http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-names-industry-veteran-chief-1.
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operating-officer-and-president) .
 Blue Coat Systems Inc
. http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-names-industry-veteran-chief-operating-officer-and-president. Retrieved March 26, 2012.^
Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) annual SEC income statement filing via Wikinvest.2.^
Blue Coat Systems (BCSI) annual SEC balance sheet filing via Wikinvest.3.
"Blue Coat Systems Corporate Fact Sheet" (http://www.bluecoat.com/doc/direct/10246) .http://www.bluecoat.com/doc/direct/10246. Retrieved March 29, 2011.4.
Alva, Marilyn (October 22, 2009). "Bandwidth Police Help Keep Corporate Networks Humming"(http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/509925/200910221805/Bandwidth-Police-Help-Keep-Corporate-Networks-Humming.aspx) .
 Investor's Business Daily
. http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/509925/200910221805/Bandwidth-Police-Help-Keep-Corporate-Networks-Humming.aspx. Retrieved March 7, 2011.5.
"Blue Coat swings to $8.4M Q2 profit" (http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2009/11/23/daily33.html) .
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal
. November 24, 2009.http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2009/11/23/daily33.html. Retrieved December 27, 2009.6.
"Blue Coat Agrees to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm Thoma Bravo" (http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-agrees-be-acquired-private-equity-firm-thoma-bravo) . December 9, 2011.http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-agrees-be-acquired-private-equity-firm-thoma-bravo.7.
"Blue Coat to Operate as a Privately Held Company and Aggressively Advance its Leadership in WebSecurity and WAN Optimization" (http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-operate-privately-held-company-and-aggressively-advance-its) . February 15, 2012. http://www.bluecoat.com/company/press-releases/blue-coat-operate-privately-held-company-and-aggressively-advance-its.8.
Chris Williams (June 23, 2006). "NetApp flogs NetCache to Blue Coat" (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/23/netapp_sells_netcache/) .
The Register
. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/06/23/netapp_sells_netcache/.9.
Rebecca Munro (October 19, 2006). "Blue Coat looks for partners to help NetCache transition"(http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/167954/blue_coat_looks_partners_help_netcache_transition/) . ARNnet.http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/167954/blue_coat_looks_partners_help_netcache_transition/.10.
Greene, Tim (April 21, 2008). "Blue Coat to buy Packeteer Traffic shaping, application visibility, customerlist are the reasons" (http://wwww.networkworld.com/news/2008/042108-blue-coat-buys-packeteer.html) .
 Network World 
. http://wwww.networkworld.com/news/2008/042108-blue-coat-buys-packeteer.html.Retrieved December 27, 2009.11.
Lawson, Stephen (April 21, 2008). "Blue Coat to Acquire Packeteer for $268 Million"(http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/144902/blue_coat_to_acquire_packeteer_for_268_million.html) .
PC World 
. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/144902/blue_coat_to_acquire_packeteer_for_268_million.html. Retrieved December27, 2009.12.
Press release – Blue Coat Completes Acquisition of Packeteer (http://www.bluecoat.com/news/pr/1731)June 9, 200813.
"Blue Coat Systems acquires S7 Software Solutions" (http://in.reuters.com/article/2010/02/12/idINIndia-46123720100212) . Reuters. February 12, 2010. http://in.reuters.com/article/2010/02/12/idINIndia-46123720100212. Retrieved March 29, 2011.14.
"US probes Syria's use of internet blocking equipment" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/technology-15437696) . BBC. October 24, 2010. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/technology-15437696. RetrievedOctober 25, 2011.15.
"Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say" (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/syria-using-american-software-to-censor-internet-experts-say/2011/10/22/gIQA5mPr7L_story.html) .
The Washington Post 
. October 22, 2010. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/syria-using-american-software-to-censor-internet-experts-say/2011/10/22/gIQA5mPr7L_story.html. Retrieved October 25, 2011.16.
"Blue Coat denies sale to Syrian censors" (http://www.information-age.com/channels/security-and-continuity/news/1663973/blue-coat-denies-sale-to-syrian-censors.thtml) . Information age. October 25,2010. http://www.information-age.com/channels/security-and-continuity/news/1663973/blue-coat-denies-sale-to-syrian-censors.thtml. Retrieved October 25, 2011.17.
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