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Blue Coat WAN Optimization Solution Receives 2011 Japan Market Share Leadership Award From Frost & Sullivan

Award Recognizes Blue Coat MACH5 Solution With the Highest Sales Among Competitors in Japan (November 28, 2011)

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/11 -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that research firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded the Blue Coat® MACH5 WAN Optimization solution its 2011 Japan Market Share Leadership Award. Benchmarked across product and execution criteria, Blue Coat ranked higher than its top two competitors in four of the five categories and tied in the remaining one.

In selecting the Blue Coat WAN Optimization solution, Frost & Sullivan examined the candidates in the market and ranked them on market share, revenue, revenue growth, growth strategy, implementation excellence of portfolio diversity and degree of innovation with products and technologies. In features, functionality and matching product to market needs, Blue Coat scored a nine out of 10, above other competitors.

"Winning the Frost & Sullivan award affirms the value and uniqueness of our next generation approach to WAN optimization that solves a broader set of challenges facing IT," said Steve Daheb, chief marketing officer and senior vice president, Blue Coat Systems. "This award reflects that the industry expects WAN optimization solutions to solve a wider set of business challenges, particularly given the swift growth of video and Cloud- or Web-based applications."

Blue Coat provides a comprehensive approach to WAN optimization by addressing the full range of challenges and opportunities networks have to provide to businesses. Next generation WAN optimization can enrich the effectiveness of employees in branch offices, accelerate business applications, improve collaboration and decision making. Next generation WAN optimization can also enable the flexibility and cost effectiveness of using Internet-based IT infrastructure for networking, applications and services. The MACH5 WAN Optimization solution accelerates remote branch office access to files, email, storage and enterprise applications as well as Web, cloud and video applications.

About Blue Coat Systems
Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. This application intelligence enables enterprises to tightly align network investments with business requirements, speed decision making and secure business applications for long-term competitive advantage. Blue Coat also offers service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization, as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user Web experience. For additional information, please visit

Blue Coat and the Blue Coat logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Blue Coat Systems, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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Blue Coat Systems

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