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Machine Learning
ExtraHop snaps up new local VP of sales to drive growth
The company says Kuo’s appointment compliments their recent growth within the APAC region.
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Symantec
Symantec Partner Engage 2016: Regional partner award winners
A highlight of the event was the Partner awards, which recognise the commitment and dedication of Symantec and Blue Coat partners - here's who won.
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Big Data
Bigger is better: Symantec announces world’s largest set of threat data
Following their acquisition of Blue Coat just three months ago, Symantec recently announced the first positive spin-off.
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Symantec
Symantec: Blue Coat acquisition a “work in progress”
Symantec's Global Partner Sales vice president spoke at a media briefing about what their acquisition of Blue Coat will mean for partners.
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Symantec
Blue Coat to the rescue: Symantec’s declining revenue ‘will end’
"The joining of Blue Coat and Symantec will solve many of Symantec’s existing portfolio and delivery problems."
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Malware
Major spike in Malware encryption, Blue Coat finds
“Our researchers’ findings reveal what many have long suspected – that SSL traffic as a primary channel for malware is dramatically increasing."
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Frost & Sullivan
Blue Coat enhances its security analytics tool kit
"Cyber security professionals need relevant, complete and actionable information – before the alert sounds,"
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Symantec
Symantec promising profitability, predictability and new potential post-merger
Symantec's Blue Coat acquisition opens new doors for partners says Symantec's global channel boss, who is promising predictability and profitability.
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Blue Coat
Three of the most common myths about SSL encryption
Delving into the world of SSL Encryption, here are some of the myths that persist about SSL traffic as well as the SSL blind spot.
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Gartner
Who made the cut: Gartner's Magic Quadrant 2016
Gartner's Magic Quadrant has been the benchmark for companies within the IT industry, as it recognises some of the best providers and vendors.
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Cybersecurity
Symantec's acquisition of Blue Coat to amplify cybersecurity protection
Symantec has announced its acquisition of cloud security provider Blue Coat for $4.65 billion, strengthening cyber protection for Symantec customers.
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Encryption
7 modern security problems you can solve with Encrypted Traffic Management
Blue Coat has identified a few challenges plaguing security and network teams and how the right Encrypted Traffic Management solutions can help.
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Malware
CAUTION: The SSL blind spot is growing
The use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is growing fast - which is both good and bad.
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Dimension Data
Australia first to get DiData Blue Coat cloud security service
Dimension Data and Blue Coat's managed cloud security service, designed to extend web security controls to the cloud, is rolling out first in Aussie.
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Network Infrastructure
Enterprise security is changing. Today, it's all about visibility and control
Blue Coat has introduced a new set of cloud security capabilities and services for enterprises and governments to improve the security platform.
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Cybersecurity
Blue Coat endorses Aussie Govt cyber security strategy
“Whatever the outcomes of the strategy, it is positive that the government is taking the cyber threat to Australia seriously."
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Cybersecurity
Blue Coat dominates network security forensics market
Blue Coat has been acknowledged for its dominance in the global network security forensics market, winning Frost & Sullivan's Leadership Award.
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Business Intelligence / BI
Blue Coat Systems dominates network security forensics market
"Blue Coat's mission is to provide enterprises a way to not only block attacks before they happen, but track, respond to and mitigate any attacks."
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Mobility
Blue Coat and NetApp join forces to launch high-density storage solution
“By integrating a security analytics solution with high-density storage from NetApp, Blue Coat is enabling our customers to conduct faster analysis."
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Document Management
Shadow data could cost organisations millions
The threat of shadow data in the enterprise is on the rise as cloud app usage surges, opening organisations to $1.9 million in potential losses.
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Data Protection
Blue Coat and Dimension Data team up: Target cloud web security space
“As our clients are increasingly choosing to migrate critical data to the cloud, we are seeing growing demand for the provision of web security."
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Blue Coat
Blue Coat strengthens cloud security play with Elastica acquisition
Blue Coat Systems is acquiring cloud security company Elastica for US$280 million in a move designed to strenghten the security vendor’s cloud play.
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Mobile Security
Blue Coat sounds alarm on escalating mobile malware
Blue Coat Systems has sounded the alarm for individual and organisations to strengthen mobile device defences after seeing an escalation in attacks.
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Artificial Intelligence
Blue Coat Systems to use artificial intel to combat malware
Cyber security firm Cylance has teamed up with Blue Coat Systems in an effort to combat malware and advanced threats.