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Blue Coat buys big data security company Solera

Warwick Ashford

Business assurance technology company Blue Coat Systems has announced it is to buy big data security intelligence provider Solera Networks.

The Solera DeepSee platform will add security analytics and forensic capabilities to the Blue Coat product portfolio.

The combination of Solera’s real-time intelligence, security visibility and forensic capabilities and Blue Coat’s comprehensive web-based threat intelligence capabilities will give businesses the tools to block threats and rapidly identify, respond to and recover from a data breach, the companies said.  

“The future of the security industry is moving beyond just blocking malware and stopping targeted attacks to identifying and resolving the full scope of attacks in real time,” said Greg Clark, chief executive at Blue Coat Systems.

“Retrospective capture and analytics are now an essential component of modern security architecture and Solera has pioneered this field, creating a data validation and reconciliation (DVR) for the network that records traffic and allows customers to easily mine that information.”

Blue Coat and Solera said they would continue to embrace an open architecture to future-proof the customer network.

The acquisition is expected to close in the next 30 days.


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