Photo - Ivan Wen, Country Manager, Blue Coat Malaysia
The Secure Web Gateway forms the architectural foundation for security as confirmed by analyst firm Gartner's placement of Blue Coat Systems into the Secure Web Gateway 'Leaders Quadrant' for the eighth consecutive year, said enterprise security company Blue Coat Malaysia.
Blue Coat Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen said Blue Coat was one of only three brands placed by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant, which evaluated "vendors based on their ability to execute; and the completeness of vision of their solutions and recognised Blue Coat for its market leadership in both vision and execution."
"The Secure Web Gateway is the foundation for best-in-class security, providing real-time intelligence and policy-driven security capabilities," said Wen. "The integration of Blue Coat's on-premise technologies with its cloud infrastructure provides customers the flexibility to leverage their security technology investments, and apply them consistently while preserving user experience and reducing cost."
He said the importance of ICT security was further confirmed by a global research survey recently conducted by Vanson Bourne, which showed that there "is a strong link between financial performance and the ability to cope with growing cyber threats."
Wen said that organisations that have made cyber security a priority are better positioned to make important business decisions. The survey also showed that companies that have made security a priority "are best positioned to reap clear business benefits. Amongst high growth businesses - those with over 20 percent revenue growth, 93 percent of them cited IT security as a key to achieving their business goals."
Though most of the 1580 respondents surveyed (across 11 countries) believed their organisations encouraged risk taking and new ideas, approaches to IT security varied by country:
- Risk-taking was viewed as having a positive impact on business performance by 66 percent globally. In India, a dominant 83 percent of respondents viewed risk-taking as positive, the most of any country surveyed, compared to a close 82 percent in China.
- Concerns about IT security and risk are holding back the potential of many organizations, according to 64 percent of respondents in India, and 40 percent in China.
"Managing the balance between risk and financial performance is a key to business success. Blue Coat solutions enable companies to develop accurate risk analysis so they can make the right decisions, weigh their risks accurately and stand to gain the most," said Wen.
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