Blue Coat Wins 2007 TechWorld Awards' 'WAN Acceleration Product of the Year'


ProxySG Appliances Accelerate Business-Critical Applications, Stop Malware, Manage Video Distribution and SSL-Encrypted Applications and Support Mobile Employees

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 28 /- Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that it has won the 2007 TechWorld Awards' "WAN Acceleration Product of the Year." The annual awards are sponsored by TechWorld, the UK's online Infrastructure and Network Knowledge Center. TechWorld is part of IDG Communications, the largest IT publishing company in the world.

The awards were announced at the annual TechWorld Awards at Gibson Hall in London. The Blue Coat® ProxySG(TM) appliances won the top award after a comparative evaluation of technical specifications, functionality, features, innovation, performance, configuration, resilience, ease of use, price, fitness for purpose and market position. The Blue Coat appliance was selected from a total of five semi-finalists.

"Winning the WAN Acceleration Product of the Year is a great honor for us and reflects the important advantages of our ProxySG appliances," said Nigel Hawthorn, vice president of marketing, EMEA, Blue Coat Systems. "Blue Coat ProxySG appliances provide a unified platform for WAN Application Delivery, with the ability to stop the bad and accelerate the good under a single unified policy and management structure."

About Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

Blue Coat secures Web communications and accelerates business applications across the distributed enterprise. Blue Coat's family of appliances and client-based solutions - deployed in branch offices, Internet gateways, end points, and data centers - provide intelligent points of policy-based control enabling IT organizations to optimize security and accelerate performance between users and applications. Blue Coat has installed more than 30,000 appliances worldwide and is ranked #1 by IDC in the Secure Content and Application Delivery market. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or http://www.bluecoat.com/.

Source: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Steve Schick of Blue Coat Systems, +1-408-220-2076, steve.schick@bluecoat.com

Web site: http://www.bluecoat.com/

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