Press Release

Largest Companies in the World Rely on Blue Coat Web Security and WAN Optimization Solutions

Eighty-six Percent of FORTUNE Global 500 Companies Use Blue Coat Appliances

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., October 2, 2012 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in Web security and WAN optimization, today announced that 86 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 companies have deployed Blue Coat solutions to optimize and secure their networks.  Blue Coat counts among its customer base 90 percent of all FORTUNE Global 500 companies that are based in the United States. 

Of the FORTUNE Global 500 companies based in Europe and the Middle East, 97 percent are Blue Coat customers, including 60 of the 70 largest companies in the region.  In Asia Pacific, 75 percent of the largest companies are also Blue Coat customers, including 23 of the 25 largest companies.

Based on the FORTUNE 500, which annually ranks the largest U.S. companies, Blue Coat customers include 49 of the 50 largest companies in the United States.  Blue Coat solutions are also widely deployed across a range of vertical industries. Specifically, Blue Coat customers include the:

  • Twenty largest commercial banks
  • Fourteen largest telecommunications companies
  • Fourteen largest aerospace and defense companies
  • Thirteen largest gas and electric utilities
  • Ten largest life/health insurance companies
  • Seven largest pharmaceutical companies
  • Seven largest entertainment companies
  • Seven largest specialty retailers
  • Six largest medical products and equipment companies
  • Six largest industrial machinery companies
  • Five largest airlines
  • Five largest petroleum refining companies

“At Blue Coat, our core mission has always been to enable customers to fully embrace  the new technologies that evolve how businesses do business without compromising security or network performance,” said Steve Daheb, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Blue Coat Systems. “Everything we do at Blue Coat is focused on building value for our customers and continuing to earn their trust in our solutions.  This leadership proves that even in a constantly shifting global business climate, we are top of mind as the leader in Web security and WAN optimization for the largest and most successful companies in the world.”

Blue Coat delivers Web Security and WAN Optimization solutions that enable companies to extend the boundaries of their network and fully embrace cloud-based applications, social networking and BYOD initiatives.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems provides Web security and WAN optimization solutions to 86 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 companies.  As the market share leader in the secure web gateway market, Blue Coat sets the standard for enterprise security. Its solutions provide the visibility, protection and control required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.  For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

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Media Contacts

Jennifer Ruzicka
Blue Coat Systems
jennifer.ruzicka@bluecoat.com
408-541-3330

Dave Bowker
Schwartz MSL
bluecoat@schwartzmsl.com
781-684-0770