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Mills was vice president of channel sales with Aerohive Networks where he developed its channel program structure

Channel and Security Industry Veteran Kurt Mills to Bolster Channel Program and Field Operations

London, UK., January 28, 2015 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a market leader in enterprise security, today announced it has further strengthened its organization with the appointment of Kurt Mills. Mills has been named vice president, worldwide channel sales and operations. Mills brings strong experience in building and upgrading channel programs that will drive revenue growth and extend Blue Coat’s market penetration.

The addition of Mills follows the appointment of Michael Fey as president and COO. These new executives are part of the company’s efforts to further drive revenue growth and build on Blue Coat’s dominance in the secure web gateway segment to adjacent security markets. During the last three years, Blue Coat has experienced strong growth in the enterprise security market fueled by its expanded offerings for advanced threat defense.

Mills is re-joining Blue Coat at a time when the company is experiencing rapid growth and channel partners are benefiting from the momentum and broader product offering. As vice president, worldwide channel sales and operations, Mills will focus on building, expanding and deepening strategic channel relationships and ensuring that Blue Coat partners are successful. Reporting to Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations, Mills is responsible for field and channel partner-facing business operations and collaborating on strategy.

"Kurt has a proven track record of channel transformation, partner success and operations" said Marc Andrews, Blue Coat senior vice president of worldwide field operations. "He is a terrific addition to our team. I’m looking forward to working with him to expand our global partner base and our operations efficiency while driving increased revenue.”

Prior to returning to Blue Coat, Mills was vice president of channel sales with Aerohive Networks where he developed its channel program structure, teams, systems and channel routes to market. Mills has over 25 years channel sales experience and has held executive channel management positions with Websense and McAfee.

“I have been following Blue Coat’s trajectory over the last three years, and am so excited to be back,” said Mills. “Blue Coat’s evolution to a world-class provider of security solutions that combine advanced malware detection capabilities, a strong forensics solution and industry- leading research capabilities are what sets Blue Coat apart and what gets channel partners excited.”

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About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat is a leader in enterprise security, providing on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based solutions for protecting web connectivity, combating advanced threats and resolving security breaches. Blue Coat is the global market leader in securing connection to the web and counts nearly 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500 as its customers. For additional information, please visit www.bluecoat.com.

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