Blue Coat Introduces Cloud Ready Partner Program, Creates Robust Open Security Framework

By CIOReview | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

CloudFREMONT, CA: Blue Coat, a firm offering advanced web security solutions for global enterprises and governments unveiled its Cloud Ready Partner Program, staging a broad Cloud Security Partner Ecosystem. The Partner Program forms an open security framework to allow a set of SaaS (Security as a Service) companies and security vendors to integrate their cloud applications and services into the Blue Coat Security Platform.

"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," said Peter Doggart, Vice President, Business Development, Blue Coat.

The innovative integration facilitates customers with hassle-free migration to the cloud, while maintaining enhanced control and visibility between users and applications. Blue Coat Cloud Ready Partner Program is specifically designed to offer customers an effective platform to integrate new services into a broader and advanced security framework. The process also helps to limit the risk of Shadow IT and cloud adoption.

For instance, a certified Cloud Ready Partner solution allows the function of automatically sharing rich cloud web gateway and CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker) data with the User Behavior Analytics services and SIEM (Security Information and Event Management). It can assist in sharing intelligence with breach detection platforms that further helps to organize security defenses efficiently. The solution can also design user devices to automatically get connected to the Blue Coat Cloud Enterprise Mobile Management while also providing data protection and full control for cloud based applications.

Charter members of the Partner Program include Seculert, AirWatch, AlienVault, Oracle, Box, Centrify, Fortscale, Dropbox, E8 Security, Symantec, Exabeam, Gemalto, HP and Splunk.

"Providing a means to leverage their existing investments in Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) to protect the cloud provides even greater value to our joint customers. Building on this current integration we'll look to develop even broader cloud-based support with Blue Coat in future releases," commented Nicolas Popp, Vice President, Information Protection, Symantec.