Blue Coat Inks Distribution Deal with Dimension Data

Blue Coat Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Dimension Data to deliver its global managed cloud Web security service.

Dimension Data plans to roll it out worldwide beginning in the first quarter of 2016.

Combining Blue Coat’s Cloud Generation Web Gateway with Dimension Data’s global managed security services portfolio allows customers to deploy secure cloud service and Web applications. In addition, customers are able to enforce consistent global security policies across wired, roaming, and mobile environments.

“As our clients are increasingly choosing to migrate corporate applications and critical data to cloud platforms, we are seeing growing demand from our clients for the provision of cloud services for Web security,” said Matthew Gyde, group executive for security for Dimension Data. “The new offering provides our clients with a comprehensive, risk-reduced route to cloud web security, and is a significant addition to Dimension Data’s comprehensive suite of managed and cloud services for security.”

“Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and dynamic; therefore enterprises require integrated solutions that safeguard their networks and data across all locations and devices,” added Michael Fey, president and COO, Blue Coat. “We are excited to be partnering with Dimension Data to provide a service designed to meet the evolving and growing demand for enterprise-class cloud security.”