Blue Coat acquires Perspecsys to make the public cloud private

Blue Coat Systems, Inc. has acquired Perspecsys in order to expand its cloud security offerings while improving its hybrid cloud portfolio, setting a new bar for data protection within cloud applications.

The obtainment allows Blue Coat to offer the industry's widest range of Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) abilities in its Secure Web Gateway portfolio.

Concerns regarding data privacy, compliance and security can prevent the adoption of cloud applications for many organisations, but the Perspecsys platform solves the key business risks.

By using patented cloud data tokenisation and encryption capabilities, Perspecsys puts businesses in complete control of their data at all times both while in use and at rest in the cloud. Removing the risks in the cloud with applications such as salesforce.com, ServiceNow and Oracle, they effectively make the public cloud private.

 “Enterprises want to buy this class of solution from Blue Coat and Perspecsys' Cloud Data Protection is a natural complement to Blue Coat's widely recognised portfolio of cloud and proxy technologies,” said David Canellos, CEO of Perspecsys.