Blue Coat Systems

  • Symantec grabs Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion

    Symantec grabs Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion

    Symantec announced overnight it had purchased Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion with the hopes of creating an enterprise security juggernaut. As part of the deal, Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark will take over the same role at Symantec. The company has been operating since April without one when Michael A. Brown stepped down. It was a stunning turn of events for Blue Coat, which was sold just… Read More

  • Investor Group Buys Web Security Company Blue Coat For $1.3 Billion In Cash

    Investor Group Buys Web Security Company Blue Coat For $1.3 Billion In Cash

    Blue Coat, which specializes in Web security and WAN optimization solutions, has agreed to be acquired by an investor group led by San Francisco-based PE firm Thoma Bravo in a transaction valued at roughly $1.3 billion. Shareholders stand to receive $25.81 per share per common stock, in cash, and Blue Coat’s board of directors has already approved the agreement. The price represents… Read More

  • A Look At The Size, Shape And Growing Threat Of Malware Networks [Infographic]

    A Look At The Size, Shape And Growing Threat Of Malware Networks [Infographic]

    Blue Coat Systems, the provider of web security and speed optimization solutions, released a mid-year web security report earlier this month, which, among other things, examined the current state of malware ecosystems, and detailed the growing size and reach of malware delivery networks. Malware and malicious software have been around for years, but malware networks are becoming… Read More