Blue Coat Systems appoints Hugh Thompson as SVP and chief security strategist

Blue Coat Systems appoints Hugh Thompson as SVP

Infotech Lead India: Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, has appointed Hugh Thompson as senior vice president and chief security strategist.

Thompson will focus on aligning Blue Coat’s vision and product implementation to market requirements.

Thompson will report to President and Chief Operating Officer David Murphy.

“With increasing employee mobility and growing adoption of cloud applications, the secure network perimeter is disappearing, driving a fundamental shift in the industry that is forcing CISOs and other IT security leaders to rethink how they protect their users and sensitive corporate data,” said Thompson.

Thompson is a leading force in the information security industry.

“Thompson is a valuable addition to our world-class executive team who has deep insight into the security challenges businesses face today. The combination of his external perspective on the industry and our deep bench of engineering talent positions the company to successfully address the evolving security and networking requirements of businesses worldwide,” said Greg Clark, chief executive officer at Blue Coat Systems.

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