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  • Blue Coat creates A/NZ CISO role

    Blue Coat has hired former National Australia Bank (NAB) enterprise IT and security risk manager, Damien Manuel, as its Australia and New Zealand CISO. The role is a newly created one.

  • Most websites are "One Day Wonders" -- and that's worrisome

    The Internet's seething Web of content resembles endless bubbles popping to the surface for only a day, then vanishing, a security study from Blue Coat Systems released today indicates. That means there are a huge number of new, unknown and transient sites daily, posing challenges to determine whether they are benign, or should be blocked as dangerous.

  • Blue Coat acquires anti-malware firm Norman Shark

    Blue Coat Systems today announced it has acquired anti-malware firm Norman Shark for an undisclosed price, in order to integrate its technologies, such as sandboxing, into other security products available through Blue Coat.

  • Report: Iran, Syria using Blue Coat gear to squelch dissent

    A report issued today by the Canadian group Citizen Lab says that network security hardware made by well-known manufacturer Blue Coat Systems is being used for political censorship by the repressive governments of Iran, Syria and Sudan.

  • Private investment firm buys Blue Coat for $1.3B

    <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/wan-optimization-shifting-strategic-tactical">Blue Coat Systems</a> has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $1.3 billion, which will buy out shareholders for a 48% premium over what the company's stock sold for yesterday.

  • Web browsing woes over for Nine Entertainment

    Nine Network operator Nine Entertainment has replaced its Web security gateway and management software in hopes of cutting down time when dealing with Web access requests from staff.

  • Blue Coat introduces cloud-based analysis system

    Blue Coat Systems has turned to the cloud to offer an analysis system that it claimed would improve network performance. The Blue Coat Assessment Service uses some of the functionality of its own PacketShaper appliance to provide the analysis.