Radicati puts Blue Coat on the Top

Nigel Hawthorn, VP EMEA Marketing, Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems, the leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, recently announced that it has been positioned as a Top Player in the Corporate Web Security Market Quadrant by analyst research firm Radicati. 

According to the report, Blue Coat’s “leadership in the Web acceleration and URL filtering space has given it a commanding lead in terms of installed base and also helps position the company as a leader in the Web security space.”

“By providing a real-time defense that delivers on-demand intelligence about new and unknown content and immediate protection against Web-based threats, Blue Coat has taken the lead in delivering Web security solutions to organizations of all sizes. Ongoing investment in our Web defenses and innovation in our technology will continue to drive value for our customers as they increasingly turn to the Internet to do business.” said Nigel Hawthorn, VP EMEA Marketing, Blue Coat Systems.

According to Radicati, Top Players are the current leaders of the corporate Web security market and have products with large customer bases.  Radicati determines vendor position based on product functionality and market share.  Radicati forecasts that the corporate Web security solutions market will grow from $1.3 billon in 2011, to more than $2.3 billion in 2015.

Earlier this year, Blue Coat expanded its portfolio of Web security solutions with the ProxyOne™ appliance and the Blue Coat Cloud Service, extending its leading technology to organizations of all sizes.  Integrating Web filtering, inline malware scanning and detailed reporting, the ProxyOne appliance provides an easy-to-deploy defense against dynamic Web-based threats for organizations with limited IT resources.  The Blue Coat Cloud Service is an Internet-delivered Web security service that provides protection to all users in any location at any time. 

All Blue Coat Web security solutions utilize the same Blue Coat technology deployed by 88 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and are backed by the Blue Coat WebPulse service that unites 75 million users in a common, real-time defense against Web-based malware and malicious threats.  Real-time analysis of new and unknown Web content provides immediate protection from evolving malware for all 75 million users.