Sunnyvale, California – (The Hosting News) – February 27, 2006 – Provider of proxy appliances for control of web communications, Blue Coat Systems, has achieved the number one position in the worldwide market for secure content and application delivery appliances according to a recent report issued by IDC, a leading market research firm.
According to the report, entitled Worldwide Content and Application Networking, 1H 2005 Market Share, Blue Coat has risen to market leader with 37 percent share in the first half of calendar year 2005. The report ranks the revenues for vendors of secure content and application delivery appliances.
Blue Coat remains the fastest growing vendor in the marketplace according to the study.
Lucinda Borovick, Director of Datacenter Networks for IDC explained, ”Blue Coat’s growth reflects the continuing market demand for products that provide visibility and control of Web communications for protection, performance and policy enforcement. The secure content and application delivery market is a key component as customers begin to build an application aware network.”
Steve Mullaney, Vice President of Marketing for Blue Coat Systems added, ”Achieving the number one market position for proxy appliances represents a major milestone for Blue Coat and clearly shows the value and uniqueness of our solutions. Enterprises understand the growing need for a proxy platform that operates between users and Web applications, providing protection, control and acceleration of web traffic. Our success comes from having a solution with a unique combination of flexible control and accelerated performance.”
Blue Coat proxy appliances provide visibility and control of web communications to protect against risks from spyware, viruses, inappropriate web surfing, instant messaging (IM), video streaming and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.
To learn more, please visit: www.bluecoat.com.