Founded in 1996, Blue Coat is now an industry leader in the field of advanced enterprise security. Originally founded as CacheFlow, the company changed its name to Blue Coat in 2002 to reflect its new emphasis on enterprise security, invoking the image of a baseball umpire’s uniform. In March 2015, Blue Coat was acquired by private equity firm Bain Capital. Blue Coat provides advanced enterprise security for 15,000 organizations across the globe, numbering 88 of the 100 largest global companies among them. The Blue Coat Security Platform provides an integrated platform that addresses companies’ network, security, and cloud requirements. This allows customers a minimal impact on network performance while still providing top-quality protection against advanced threats and improving performance for cloud applications and services. Blue Coat focuses strongly on growth and innovation, with 200 patents issued and pending. Blue Coat also maintains several Research and Development centers across the globe, with facilities in Sunnyvale, California; Draper, Utah; Waterloo, Ontario; Boxborough, Massachusetts; and Lysaker, Norway. The company also providers 24/7 “Follow the Sun” Model Global Support from each of its six support centers. Particularly in recent years, Blue Coat has achieved significant positive recognition within the industry, receiving many awards. Among these accolades are the Frost & Sullivan 2016 Global Network Security Forensics Market Leadership Award; the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Web Security Vendor of the Year Award; the 2015 Cloud Computing Magazine Cloud Computing Excellence Award; and the 2015 Best Cloud Computing Security Solution, Reader Trust Award from SC Magazine.
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