Blue Coat Is a ‘Secure Web Gateway’ Leader

Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, announced for the eighth consecutive year that research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. has recognised it as a world leading brand in Secure Web Gateways.

(Note: Blue Coat was positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways (SWG), 20151 Published: May 28, 2015).


Blue Coat was one of only three brands placed by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant.

Figure 1. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways (Source: Gartner, May 2015)

Figure 1. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateways (Source: Gartner, May 2015)

Gartner evaluated vendors based on their ability to execute; and the completeness of vision of their solutions and recognised Blue Coat for its market leadership in both vision and execution.

According to Ivan Wen, Country Manager of Blue Coat Malaysia, the Secure Web Gateway is the architectural foundation for best-in-class security, providing real-time intelligence and policy-driven security capabilities.

He says, “The integration of Blue Coat’s on-premise technologies with its cloud infrastructure provides customers the flexibility to leverage their security technology investments, and apply them consistently while preserving user experience and reducing cost.”

The importance of solid ICT security cannot be denied in today’s business world. A separate, independent, global research survey recently conducted by Vanson Bourne showed that there is a strong link between financial performance and the ability to cope with growing cyber threats.

Organisations that make cyber security a priority are better prepared to make important, yet risky, business decisions. The survey found that those who address these concerns are best positioned to reap clear business benefits. Amongst high growth businesses – those with over 20 percent revenue growth, 93 percent of them cited IT security as a key to achieving their business goals.

While most of the 1580 respondents surveyed (across 11 countries) believed their organisations encouraged risk taking and new ideas, approaches to IT security varied by country:

  • Risk-taking was viewed as having a positive impact on business performance by 66 percent globally. In India, a dominant 83 percent of respondents viewed risk-taking as positive, the most of any country surveyed, compared to a close 82 percent in China.
  • Concerns about IT security and risk are holding back the potential of many organizations, according to 64 percent of respondents in India, and 40 percent in China.

Wen continued, “Managing the balance between risk and financial performance is a key to business success. Blue Coat solutions enable companies to develop accurate risk analysis so they can make the right decisions, weigh their risks accurately and stand to gain the most.”

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat is a leader in enterprise security, providing on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based solutions for protecting web connectivity, combating advanced threats and responding to security breaches. Blue Coat is the global market leader in securing connection to the web and counts nearly 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500 as its customers. For additional information, please visit

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