Blue Coat hires research and development head from IBM

Telecom Lead India: Blue Coat Systems, a provider of Web
security and WAN optimization solutions, has appointed Venkat
Raghavan as senior vice president of research and development.

IBM veteran Venkat has 20-year track record of delivering
world-class enterprise security products. He will lead the company’s product
management and research and development organization, and report directly to
Blue Coat chief executive officer, Greg Clark.


“Venkat arms Blue Coat to deliver a new class of
security and optimization solutions to enterprises battling security and
business operational risks created by shadow IT systems, applications moving to
the cloud and the explosive adoption of BYOD,” said Greg Clark.


The company said that it is aggressively expanding its
executive team with results-driven executives.


Prior to joining Blue Coat, Raghavan led engineering and
development for IBM Internet Security Systems portfolio, where he was
responsible for worldwide engineering and development of security software and
hardware-optimized security appliances.


“The boundaries of the extended enterprise are at
risk with the lack of governance for the use of cloud-based systems, rich
Internet applications and employees that bring their own devices to the
workplace. This, combined with the growing sophistication of malware and
advanced persistent threats, creates the need for a new type of security system
that protects the enterprise, as a highly mobile workforce demands anytime and
anywhere access to corporate applications and data. I am very excited to join
Blue Coat to lead innovation and deliver the next generation of security and
optimization products to our customers,” said Raghavan.


Blue Coat introduces K9 Web protection browser for all Android
Phones and Tablets in India


Recently, Blue Coat Systems announced the launch of
its K9 Web Protection Browser for all Android mobile devices in


Available free of charge from the Google Play market, the
new application protects individuals and families from malicious threats,
including phishing and malware on mobile phones and tablets.


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