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Blue Coat Joins Family Online Safety Institute to Protect Kids in the Web 2.0 World

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 27, 2008 - Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced it has joined The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), an international non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best practices, tools and methods for online safety as a corporate member.

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Blue Coat Announces Free Web Filtering Software to Safeguard Families with Macintosh Computers

Blue Coat K9 Web Protection to Support Mac OS and Provide Enhanced User Interface and Expanded Options for Safe Web Search

MACWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 15, 2008 - Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced the beta release of the next version of its award-winning K9 Web Protection Internet filtering software that will, for the first time, run on Macintosh computers. The new release also introduces key features, including expanded safe search engine support and a redesigned user interface for improved administrative management and feedback capabilities. K9 Web Protection is offered through the Blue Coat Community Outreach Program (www.k9webprotection.com) which provides materials and resources to educate Internet parents about the impact of the Internet on children and on parenting strategies.

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Blue Coat Adds Anti-Phishing Technology to K9 Web Protection

Just in Time for the Holidays, Award-Winning Internet Filtering Software Now Helps Protect Children and Families from Online Fraud, Thievery, and Identity Theft

SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 4, 2007 -Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced that its award-winning K9 Web Protection Internet filtering software now offers real-time phishing protection against online fraud, thievery and identity theft. K9 Web Protection now incorporates the same Blue Coat Real-Time Anti-Phishing protection technology recently introduced in Blue Coat's enterprise-class WebFilterTM product, making it the first consumer Internet filtering software that can warn users about brand new or previously undiscovered phishing Websites by using a real-time rating capability.

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Blue Coat and New York State PTA to Raise Awaremeness on Child Internet Safety

Joint initiative launched to educate members, parents and community on the impact of Internet dangers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 5, 2007 -Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leader in WAN Application Delivery and Secure Web Gateway, today announced a joint Internet Parenting initiative with the New York State Parent Teachers Association (PTA) to inform and educate its members, parents and communities state-wide on how to create a safe, family-friendly Internet environment both inside and outside of the home. Through Blue Coat's Community Outreach Program, the New York State PTA will distribute the necessary materials and resources to the designated audiences, including the Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection filter. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security have designated October as Cyber Security Awareness Month, encouraging the public to practice safe online behaviors.

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BLUE COAT TEAMS WITH AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO TRAIN FAMILIES IN ONLINE SAFETY & INTERNET PARENTING

Blue Coat Systems Provides K9 Web Protection, Training and Resources to Low-Income Families Receiving Computers with Their New Homes

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 5, 2007 – Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced it is working with the Austin, Texas affiliate of Habitat for Humanity to educate and train new home recipient families that have also been given computers with Internet access. The mandatory Internet training program about online safety measures and effective Internet parenting strategies meets the requirements of the AT&T AccessAll Computer Partnership, the nation's largest program designed to provide in-home Internet and technology access to low-income families across America. Under its Community Outreach Program, Blue Coat will provide Austin Habitat for Humanity with the necessary tools, materials and resources, including the Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection filter, to provide to its families.

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BLUE COAT AND INDIANA PTA TO EDUCATE MEMBERS ON INTERNET SAFETY, INCREASE COMMUNITY ACTION

In recognition of Internet Safety Month, joint initiative dedicates efforts to raise awareness on the impact the Internet has on children, community, and parenting strategies

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 26, 2007 – Blue Coat Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced a joint initiative with the Indiana Parent Teachers Association (PTA) that will encourage and educate its member organizations on how to create a safe, family-friendly Internet environment within their homes and communities. Through Blue Coat's Community Outreach Program, the Indiana PTA will distribute the necessary tools, materials and resources to its member organizations, including the Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection filter. The U.S. Senate has officially designated June as Internet Safety Month.

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BLUE COAT K9 WEB PROTECTION EARNS AUSTRALIAN IIA FAMILY FRIENDLY FILTER ACCREDITATION

Award-winning Internet filtering software now recommended by Australian ISPs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14, 2007 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that Australia's Internet Industry Association (IIA) has accredited Blue Coat® K9 Web Protection as an IIA Family Friendly Filter, effective for all age ranges. The IIA is a national, non-profit, industry organization in Australia that develops best practice solutions for businesses so that people of all ages can enjoy greater confidence in being online. Accreditation by the IIA enables K9 Web Protection to be listed as one of the recommended filtering solutions available through Australian ISPs. K9 Web Protection enables parents to block and manage unwanted Web content such as pornography, violence, and hate speech. K9 is offered through the Blue Coat Community Outreach Program (www.k9webprotection.com), which provides materials and resources to educate this first generation of Internet parents about the impact of the Internet on children and on parenting strategies.

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BLUE COAT’S JOHN CAROSELLA TO SPEAK AT 95TH ANNUAL INDIANA PTA CONVENTION

VP of content control will discuss the impact of the Internet on parenting in the 21st century; how to ensure children have safe Internet environment

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4, 2007 – Blue Coat® Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that John Carosella, vice president of content control, will speak at the 95th Annual Indiana PTA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Conference will take place at the Indianapolis Marriott East, April 20-22, 2007.

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BLUE COAT ANNOUNCES UPGRADE TO AWARD-WINNING K9 WEB PROTECTION SOFTWARE

New version of free Internet filtering software supports Windows Vista; features enhanced protection for social networking, email/password management and Web category protection capabilities

SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 26, 2007 – Blue Coat® Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today released an update to its free, award-winning K9 Web Protection Internet filtering software. New features include Windows Vista support, additional safeguards for “social networking” sites and new Web category and email/password management capabilities, giving parents more protection and control over their family’s use of the Internet. K9 Web Protection is automatically upgraded for current users, and is available free for home users at www.getk9.com.

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BLUE COAT K9 WEB PROTECTION EARNS THE NATIONAL PARENTING CENTER'S SEAL OF APPROVAL


Free Internet filtering software/community outreach resource wins over parents, children and educator

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 28, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that the National Parenting Center has awarded its 2006 Seal of Approval to Blue Coat Systems' K9 Web Protection, a free Internet filter that enables parents to block and manage unsolicited Web content such as pornography, violence and hate speech. K9 Web Protection is offered through the Blue Coat Community Outreach Program (www.k9webprotection.com) which provides materials and resources to educate this first generation of Internet parents about the impact of the Internet on children and on parenting strategies.

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UTAH PTA AND BLUE COAT SYSTEMS JOIN FORCES TO DRIVE GREATER INTERNET SAFETY, COMMUNITY ACTION

Joint Initiative Promotes Internet Safety Champions and Use of Tools that Monitor and Block Offensive or Potentially Dangerous Websites

SUNNYVALE, Calif., and SALT LAKE CITY, June 20, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, and the Utah Parent Teachers Association today announced that they are working together to promote greater Internet safety. The Utah PTA is the first PTA to actively promote Internet safety at a state level. It has launched this program with the goal of empowering community members to create safer, and more family-friendly, Internet-environments. Through this partnership, the Utah PTA will distribute information about Internet parenting to its member organizations, and recommend use of filtering software and other tools, including Blue Coat's K9 Web Protection, which is available free for families.

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K9 WEB PROTECTION WINS IPARENTING MEDIA AWARD


The Only Web Filtering Product to be Recognized, K9 Receives Award for its Ability to Block Offensive or Potentially Dangerous Sites, Including the Popular Website MySpace

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 24, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced that K9 Web Protection has won an iParenting Media Award. K9 Web Protection is a free Web filter that gives parents control over their family's use of the Internet. K9 won the award because it enables parents to monitor and control what sites their children access, and provides them with the ability to block offensive or potentially dangerous sites, including the popular website MySpace.com. K9 is the only Web filtering product to receive this honor.

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BLUE COAT RELEASES K9 WEB PROTECTION – FREE INTERNET FILTERING FOR THE HOME

Company Gives Away Core Technologies to Help Protect Kids from Dangerous or Questionable Web Sites, Including MySpace

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 4, 2006 – Blue Coat® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the leader in secure content and application delivery, today announced K9 Web Protection, a free Web filter that gives parents control over their family's use of the Internet. K9 Web Protection blocks more than 55 different categories of content, including pornography, hate speech and sites that promote violence or permit gambling. It enables parents to monitor and control what sites their children access, and enables them to block questionable sites, including the popular website MySpace.

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INDEPENDENT TESTING SHOWS BLUE COAT WEBFILTER AS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE URL FILTERING DATABASE

Broadband Testing Compared URL Filtering Databases Of Industry Leaders – Blue Coat WebFilter Outperformed Competitors By More Than 60%

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 30, 2005 – Blue Coat® Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), a leading provider of proxy appliances, today announced that independent testing conducted by Broadband Testing (Moux, France) shows Blue Coat WebFilter as the most comprehensive URL filtering database, in a comparison of leading databases that includes Blue Coat WebFilter, Websense, Secure Computing SmartFilter, SurfControl, and CyberGuard Webwasher.

The test results, available as a download from www.broadband-testing.co.uk, showed the Blue Coat WebFilter database outperforming its competitors by up to 62% in website coverage. The testing compared URL filtering databases against a list of 2 million URLs to determine which database possessed the most comprehensive listing of websites, in key categories such as pornography, gambling and spyware. URL filtering databases are typically incorporated into proxy appliances, firewalls and other network infrastructure equipment to restrict corporate users’ access to unwanted sites.

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