Blue Coat Names Rene Arvin Vice President Of Europe, Middle East And Africa

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 30, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems (NASDAQ: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that Rene Arvin has joined Blue Coat as vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Arvin assumes general management responsibilities for the region and will work to accelerate the market adoption of Blue Coat proxy appliances throughout those regions.

“We are excited to have Rene join our senior management team and lead our efforts in serving the needs and opportunities in EMEA,” said Craig Stewart, senior vice president of worldwide sales for Blue Coat Systems. “Rene comes to Blue Coat with a wealth of experience managing teams and growing revenue in EMEA. We look forward to leveraging his experience to accelerate the deployment of Blue Coat proxy appliances through the region.”

Arvin brings over 18 years of experience in sales, management and market development with a proven track record of considerable results. He joins Blue Coat from Packeteer, where he served as vice president of EMEA, growing revenue by 130 percent and creating a global channel program and adding top systems integrators and service providers. Prior to Packeteer, Arvin served as managing director of Congress Communications Plc., which delivered outsourced services to US technology companies, including Netscreen, Inktomi, Juniper, ArrowPoint, TopLayer, and more. He also has held vice president of sales positions with Alcatel and Xylan.

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat helps organizations make the Web safe and productive for business. Blue Coat proxy appliances provide visibility and control of Web communications to protect against risks from spyware, Web viruses, inappropriate Web surfing, instant messaging (IM), video streaming and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing – while actually improving Web performance. Trusted by many of the world’s largest organizations, Blue Coat has shipped more than 25,000 proxy appliances. Blue Coat is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be reached at (408) 220-2200 or www.bluecoat.com.




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