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Blue Coat Launches Broad Cloud Security Ecosystem


Blue Coat, Inc., a leading provider of advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments, today announced its Cloud Ready Partner Program, forming a broad Cloud Security Partner Ecosystem. The Cloud Ready Partner Program creates an open framework to allow a select set of security vendors and SaaS (Security as a Service) companies to deeply integrate and certify their services and cloud applications directly into the Blue Coat Security Platform. This level of integration allows customers ease of transition to the cloud while maintaining critical visibility and control between users and applications. 

Charter members of the Blue Coat Cloud Ready Partner Program are: AirWatch, AlienVault, Box, Centrify, Dropbox, E8 Security, Exabeam, Fortscale, Gemalto, HP, Oracle, Seculert, Splunk and Symantec.

The Blue Coat Cloud Ready Partner Program is designed to provide customers a method to integrate and adopt new services into a broader security framework for the Cloud Generation, limiting the risk of cloud adoption and Shadow IT.

Together with Blue Coat and certified Cloud Ready Partner solutions, customers will be able to leverage their established security services, as well as tie together new technologies into the Blue Coat Cloud Security Platform. Certification examples include:

  • Automatically share rich cloud web gateway and CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) data with SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) and User Behavior Analytics services
  • Share intelligence with breach detection platforms to help fine tune security defenses 
  • Provision user devices to automatically connect to Blue Coat Cloud Enterprise Mobile Management
  • Provide full control and data protection for cloud applications

"Security is a team sport and only by working together will we get ahead of the bad guys," said Peter Doggart, vice president, business development. "We're moving into a very exciting time in IT, where we can start to really work together in an environment that was born to be dynamic -- the cloud. It will enable us to share intelligence, use services and react to attacks or data breaches incredibly efficiently."

Published Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:27 AM by David Marshall
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