Dimension Data Selects Blue Coat to Provide Global Managed Cloud Security Service Worldwide


Service to be part of Dimension Data’s Managed Security Services Portfolio

blue coat logoBlue Coat Systems has announced it has signed a worldwide agreement with Dimension Data  to deliver its global managed cloud web security service. Dimension Data plans to roll out this new offering worldwide beginning in the first quarter of 2016.

Combining Blue Coat’s award-winning Cloud Generation Web Gateway with Dimension Data’s global managed security services portfolio provides customers with real-time threat protection – all without the need for on-site equipment. This new offering also helps organisations deploy new secure, cost-effective 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, 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.”

In today’s dynamic business environment where users are increasingly mobile, and both applications and data are migrating to the cloud, organisations face daily challenges to their own security boundaries.  These same organisations also demand the ability to safely leverage the Internet for authorised, on-demand access to corporate data, regardless of physical location.

“Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated and dynamic; therefore enterprises require integrated solutions that safeguard their networks and data across all locations and devices,” said 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.”


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