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Blue Coat Acquires Malware Analysis firm Norman Shark


Security firm Blue Coat Systems informed that it has procured Norman Shark, a supplier of malware analysis solution, for an undisclosed whole. As per the Blue Coat, the procurement joins Norman's sandboxing technology with Blue Coat's Advanced Threat Protection for help clients recognize and safeguard against most updated threats. Norman Shark was spun off from Norman AS, a Norway-based security organization in January 2013. The organization's IntelliVM and Sandbox advances help security groups break down threats and accumulate insight on malware focusing on their particular surroundings. Blue Coat has worked intimately with Norman Shark as an OEM accomplice and has officially incorporated Norman Shark's technology into its Malware Analysis Appliance.

"Incorporation of the Norman Shark technology with the Blue Coat Content Analysis System and Security Analytics Platform conveys an answer that ensures against zero-day threats some time recently, amid and after an assault by distinguishing, investigating, blocking, determining and invigorating the system against obscure and dormant threats," said Greg Clark, CEO of Blue Coat Systems. Established in 1996 as Cache Flow, Blue Coat opened up to the world in 1999, however has subsequent to been taken private in a $1.3 billion buyout drove by private value firm Thoma Bravo in December 2011.

Blue Coat, which truly has been renowned for its effective web gateway machines and solutions for checking and separating clients' Internet action, has changed fundamentally as of late. Since tolerating the buyout from Thoma Bravo, the organization has rolled out critical improvements and included a few new offerings, a number of which have come through acquisitions—today adding Norman Shark to that rundown. In December 2012, Blue Coat reported its solution to procure Crossbeam Systems to extend its security and system streamlining portfolio. The organization additionally gained Solera Networks, a supplier of security knowledge and investigation solution, in May 2013. Blue Coat said Norman Shark obtaining supplements its acquisitions of Solera Networks and SSL technology from Netronome, which it likewise procured not long ago.

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