Blue Coat Leads Content Security Gateway Appliance Market for Third Consecutive Year

Published March 24th, 2010 - 09:23 GMT

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, announced that it continued to lead the worldwide content security gateway appliance market for the fourth calendar quarter of 2009, according to the most recent market share report released by Infonetics Research.  Blue Coat extended its market leadership for the 12th consecutive quarter, the entire length of time Infonetics has tracked the content security market.
“Companies require a first line of defense at the Internet gateway that works in tandem with client software and a cloud-based collaborative community to provide on-demand security intelligence and continuously protect users from new Web-based threats,” said Nidal Taha, Regional Director for ME and Turkey, Blue Coat Systems. “The latest report from Infonetics reflects our continuing leadership in the market for appliance-based content security.”

According to Infonetics, the content security gateway appliance market is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2010 to $2.1 billion in 2014.  During that same period, Infonetics projects that the Web/malware segment of the market will grow 37 percent, from $850 million to nearly $1.2 billion.
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 on-demand security intelligence. By uniting 62 million users in the Blue Coat® WebPulse™ service, the Blue Coat solution delivers industry-leading Web awareness and extensible defenses that provide seamless protection for customers without the need for patches or updates.  This collaborative defense enables businesses to consistently enforce corporate IT policies across the distributed enterprise and to prevent Web-based malware and malicious content from compromising application security or performance.

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