Blue Coat expands cloud-based platform Global Business Network

Blue Coat Systems announced that it is expanding Global Business Network, a cloud based platform.

The platform incorporates technologies are Norman Shark sandboxing technology and Solera networks forensics.

All products receive threat information on a continuous basis, providing security professionals real-time intelligence that allows them to more effectively block threats.

The company claims the collective intelligence garnered by the Global Intelligence Network allows Blue Coat customers to block threats and reduce samples that lead to false alarm.

According to recent Ponemon Institute research, two third of the time spent by security staff responding to malware alerts is wasted because of faulty intelligence.

Blue Coat enables organizations to reduce false security alarms and their associated operational costs by delivering the highest levels of accuracy to block both known and unknown threats.

Blue Coat’s unique threat has already helped research on new threats to protect customers and inform the industry, including Blue Coat Labs’ discovery of The Inception Framework, a layered malware attack targeting military, diplomats and business executives.

“Blue Coat customers now have the most powerful solution for full network visibility and advanced threat defense in the industry. By helping them see clearly, protecting them against unknown threats almost instantaneously, our customers gain a level of protection no other since vendor we can deliver,” said Michael Fey, Blue Coat president and COO.

Blue Coat has announced that it will soon be acquired by funds advised by Bain Capital. The company is being acquired from Thoma Bravo, LLC in an all cash transaction valued at approximately $2.4 billion.

In March, Blue Coat launched the Blue Coat Encrypted Traffic Management (ETM) Ready Certification program and is designed to prepare Blue Coat Business Assurance Technology Partners to integrate interoperable SSL visibility solutions into its architecture.

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