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Blue Coat Appoints Chris Moore as Head of Middle East Sales Team

Chris Moore, newly appointed Regional Sales Director, Middle East at Blue Coat Systems

New strategic appointment to fuel vendor’s regional growth

February 20, 2013 3:47 by

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th February 2013 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. a market and technology leader of Web security and WAN optimisation solutions, today announced the appointment of Chris Moore as the Regional Sales Director for its operations in the Middle East. The appointment comes at a time when Blue Coat is poised to expand its presence in the region.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of EMEA Sales, Stuart Henderson, Mr Moore’s key objective is to grow Blue Coat’s Security and WAN Optimisation business across the Middle East, building upon the company’s recognized leadership in the Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and WAN Optimisation service offerings.

We are delighted to welcome Chris Moore to his new role at Blue Coat,” said Stuart Henderson. “Chris has a deep understanding of the Middle East market and the enterprise security needs across the region. Blue Coat is uniquely positioned to help these clients address the challenges of secure web access whilst dealing with the increased adoption of smartphones and BYOD as well as the explosive growth of web applications used for business and recreational purposes. This new appointment will provide direction and leadership to our regional sales team and we are confident of increasing our footprint and market share in the months to come.”

Chris Moore joins Blue Coat from Trend Micro where he was the Regional Director of Sales, Service and Marketing. He has more than 18 years of proven regional sales experience with multi-national companies such as Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Newbridge Networks/ Alcatel and Gandalf Digital Communications.

On assuming his new role, Mr Moore said, “I am very excited to have this opportunity to join a company with such a strong presence in the IT infrastructure of so many customers across the region. With such a strong global brand, I believe Blue Coat will continue to succeed in the region through its investments in technology and its focus on customer satisfaction. I am looking forward to working with the Blue Coat teams across the region to ensure that we, together with our channel partners and technology partners, deliver the highest levels of service possible. Our customers are our most important assets and it is our role to assist them in protecting their most important assets.”

About Blue Coat Systems

Blue Coat Systems provides Web security and WAN optimization solutions to 85 percent of FORTUNE Global 500 companies. As the market share leader in the secure web gateway market, Blue Coat sets the standard for enterprise security. Its solutions provide the visibility, protection and control required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere. For additional information, please visit


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Dubai – UAE
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