Blue Coat Positioned in “Leaders” Quadrant of the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways for Ninth Consecutive Year

Blue Coat is the Only Provider offering both Cloud and On-Premise Web Gateway Solutions in the Leaders Quadrant 

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 20, 2016 –– Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced that it has been positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the June 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for  Secure Web Gateways for the ninth consecutive year. 

Gartner evaluated vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision of their products in the secure web gateway market. In the Leaders quadrant, Blue Coat was positioned the highest for ability to execute. Blue Coat recently integrated its Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology via its recent acquisitions of both Elastica and Perspecsys. 

According to Gartner, “Although cloud-based SWG services are growing rapidly, the overall SWG market is still dominated by the sale of on-premises appliances. We estimate that cloud service revenue represented approximately 27% of the total in 2015. Cloud services have experienced a 35% five year compound annual growth rate, while on-premises appliances have only grown by 6% during the same period.” 

“We consider our position by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant validation that we have been able to successfully deliver on our vision of providing innovative solutions to address the unique needs of the ‘Cloud Generation,’” said Mike Fey, President and COO at Blue Coat Systems, Inc. “As a pioneer in both CASB technologies and Secure Web Gateway, Blue Coat is uniquely positioned to assist organizations as they adopt security services in the cloud, leverage cloud-based applications and protect their users, wherever they are.”

Blue Coat’s Secure Web Gateway is the foundation of an architecture for best-in-class security, delivering access control, advanced threat protection, network forensics and security analytics across the enterprise. The integration of Blue Coat’s cloud infrastructure with its on-premise technologies provides customers the flexibility to leverage their security technology investments and apply them consistently while preserving user experience and  reducing cost. Additionally, the extension of Blue Coat’s CASB expertise provides customers with dynamic policy management, in-depth visibility and consistent controls across company- managed internal applications and third-party cloud applications. 

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About Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., is a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, protecting 15,000 organizations including over 70 percent of the global Fortune 500. Through the Blue Coat Security Platform, Blue Coat unites network, security and cloud, protecting enterprises and their users from cyber threats – whether they are on the  network, on the web, in the cloud or mobile. Blue Coat was acquired by Bain Capital in March 2015.  For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com or connect with us
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