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Eighty-Eight Percent of FORTUNE Global 500 Companies Utilize Blue Coat Appliances to Improve Application Delivery.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that 88 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 companies utilize Blue Coat appliances to improve application delivery. In the 2010 ranking by Fortune, the 100 largest companies in the world are Blue Coat customers as are 49 of the 50 most profitable companies and 45 of the 50 largest employers.

In the U.S., 96 of the 100 largest companies utilize Blue Coat solutions, including the 45 largest companies in the country. According to the 2010 ranking of FORTUNE 500 companies, Blue Coat customers also include the following:

* The 10 largest aerospace and defense companies

* The 10 largest specialty retailers

* The 10 largest commercial banks

* The seven largest pharmaceutical companies

* The seven largest insurance and managed care companies

* The seven largest telecommunications providers

* The five largest petroleum refiners

* The five largest engineering companies

* The five largest entertainment companies

* The five largest financial data services companies

* The four largest beverage companies

Additionally, the five largest companies in Brazil and the two largest companies in Mexico have deployed Blue Coat solutions as have the 10 largest companies in Canada.

In Europe, the 50 largest companies have deployed Blue Coat solutions. Across the continent, Blue Coat also counts as its customers the following:

* The 25 largest companies in Germany

* The 15 largest companies in Britain

* The 10 largest companies in France

* The 10 largest companies in Spain

* The five largest companies in Belgium

* The five largest companies in Italy

* Four of the five largest companies in the Netherlands

In Asia, 43 of the 50 largest companies are Blue Coat customers. Throughout the region, Blue Coat customers also include the following:

* The 10 largest companies in China

* The 10 largest companies in Japan

* The eight largest companies in Australia

* The five largest companies in South Korea

* The two largest companies in Singapore

* Four of the top 5 companies in Taiwan

"Companies worldwide look to Blue Coat to help solve some of their most challenging security and application delivery challenges," said Carrie Oakes, vice president of product marketing and management at Blue Coat Systems. "Blue Coat solutions have been tested in these networks and proven to deliver the security intelligence, control and application acceleration companies require to optimize their networks."

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems is the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking. Blue Coat offers an Application Delivery Network Infrastructure that provides 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. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

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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