Blue Coat Names Industry Veteran Marc Andrews as Vice President of EMEA Sales

Top Quote Will be responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for the EMEA region. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 20, 2011 - DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has named Marc Andrews vice president of EMEA sales. In this role, Andrews will be responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for the region, including increasing market penetration of the Blue Coat® WAN Optimization solution, building strong partner relationships and successfully introducing the recently announced Blue Coat ProxyOne™ appliance and Blue Coat Cloud Service to market. Andrews will report to Kevin Biggs, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Blue Coat.

    "Marc is an experienced and accomplished executive with a track record of building and focusing teams to deliver revenue growth," said Biggs. "He brings the strategic intuition, business acumen and sales leadership required to grow sales in our EMEA region.

    Andrews has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Blue Coat, he was president of Micro Focus International, where he redefined the company's go-to-market model and implemented it worldwide. Prior to that, Andrews was president of international operations at Saba Software, where he managed its business outside of North America. Earlier, as chief operating officer at NETIQ, he managed operations and helped facilitate the company's acquisition by Attachmate. Andrews also led sales and marketing for EMEA at BMC Software.

    "Blue Coat is well known for helping large enterprises solve some of their most pressing security and application performance problems with innovative, market-leading technology," said Andrews. "I see a great opportunity to expand our penetration in the enterprise market and bring this technology to the midmarket to drive growth across the region."

    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

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    For more information, please contact:

    Manal Abi Rafeh
    Regional Marketing Manager ME & Turkey
    Blue Coat Systems ME
    Telephone: +971 4 3911620
    Fax: +971 4 3911635
    Email: manal.abirafeh ( @ ) bluecoat dot com

    Media Contact:
    Colin Saldanha
    PR Consultant
    Dubai - UAE
    GSM: +971 (50) 6400762
    Email: colin ( @ ) procre8 dot biz

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