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Blue Coat Names President

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions, today announced that it has named David Murphy to the position of president and chief operating officer, reporting directly to Greg Clark, chief executive officer at Blue Coat Systems.

Mr. Murphy brings to Blue Coat more than 25 years of security, infrastructure and networking experience with FORTUNE Global 500 companies and provides in-depth operational execution and channel expertise. In his role, Mr. Murphy will lead the sales and marketing organizations, working closely with the existing leaders to execute the company's go-to-market and channel strategies.

"David has a successful track record of driving market expansion and operational excellence at established companies such as IBM Tivoli, HP and Mercury Interactive and in-depth knowledge of the requirements of FORTUNE Global 500 companies," said Mr. Clark. "He brings management expertise and industry savvy that will be instrumental as we drive the next wave of growth at Blue Coat by delivering the innovations that will transform how businesses secure and accelerate their networks."

Blue Coat Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI)

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