Former Intel, McAfee Exec Michael Fey Apointed as President & COO of Blue Coat

5 December 2014
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Former Intel, McAfee Exec Michael Fey Apointed as President & COO of Blue Coat Image Credit: Blue Coat

Blue Coat Systems, a leading provider of content delivery network and enterprise security solutions, Thursday announced it has appointed Michael Fey as president and chief operating officer, reporting to Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark. Fey assumes his new role from David Murphy, who will continue as a strategic advisor to Clark and the Board of Directors. 

According to Bluecoat, Fey, a recognized thought leader in the industry and a published author, brings operational and go-to-market expertise that will drive revenue growth and extend the reach of Blue Coat in the market. Fey will bring to Blue Coat a critical focus on aligning the company's leading web security, encryption management, cloud offerings and advanced threat protection solutions with customer requirements. Fey has 10 years of field, marketing and operational experience in security, having served as EVP and GM of corporate products at McAfee and Chief Technology Officer of Intel Security. 

Greg Clark, CEO, Blue Coat 
Blue Coat has successfully established itself as a market leader over the last three years by building an integrated portfolio of security solutions, aggressively acquiring companies to enhance that portfolio and delivering best-in-class threat protection. Now is the time for us to drive expansion in the marketplace, and Mike is the best in the industry to help Blue Coat reach the next level of its growth.

Michael Fey, COO, Blue Coat
Businesses today are facing significant security challenges as they attempt to leverage new technologies to provide a better customer experience while trying to protect customer data and other confidential information from cybercriminals. I have long admired Blue Coat's solutions. Over the last three years, Blue Coat has innovated to deliver advance malware detection capabilities integrated with a strong forensics solution that creates a powerful security offering that is unique in the market place. Blue Coat has also led the market around innovation in cloud security. I look forward to collaborating with the great team in place today to further extend this impressive solution set and drive additional marketplace growth.

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