We are excited to announce that effective August 1, 2016, Blue Coat Systems, Inc. has been acquired by Symantec Corporation. The combined company will be in a strong leadership position to define the future of cybersecurity and set the pace for innovation industrywide.
What this means for you:
For existing K9 users, your K9 Personal Use License Agreement or K9 Commercial Use License Agreement with Blue Coat Systems, Inc. will be assigned to Symantec Corporation effective September 1, 2016. All references to Blue Coat Systems, Inc. as a contracting entity shall be deemed references to Symantec Corporation and your ongoing contractual relationship will be with Symantec Corporation. Symantec Corporation will assume all of the rights and responsibilities of Blue Coat under your agreement and will continue to offer the K9 products and support on which you rely. Your continued use of K9 products or services under the terms will act as confirmation of your agreement to the assignment.
I’m an existing K9 user. Do I need to take any action in light of this change?
No, you may continue to use K9 as you always have.
Will there be any changes to how K9 functions on my computer or mobile device?
No, all K9 functionality will remain the same. We will continue to offer you product updates as we always have.
I’m an existing K9 commercial user. Will this change my commercial license fees or how I make payment?
No, you will continue to receive payment notices from Paypal. You may, however, notice changes in the description in your Paypal notice, such as referencing Symantec Corporation.
Do I now need to call Symantec Corporation if I am having a product support problem?
There will be no immediate changes to your support resources. Please see the K9 website at http://www1.k9webprotection.com/support/overview for all your support needs.