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Blue Coat Climbs to Second in Market Share in Quarterly Report on WAN Optimization

July 2008 by Emmanuelle Lamandé

A new report from Gartner, Inc., ranks Blue Coat second in worldwide market share for WAN optimization controllers during the first calendar quarter of 2008.

Previously, in Gartner’s report for the fourth calendar quarter of 2007, Blue Coat had ranked third in market share. According to the Gartner report, “Market Share: Application Acceleration Equipment, Worldwide, 1Q08,”1. Blue Coat grew its revenue while two other prominent vendors decreased in revenue.

In the same report, Packeteer, Inc., which was acquired by Blue Coat in the second calendar quarter of 2008, achieved the strongest percentage growth of any vendor reported. Packeteer ranked as fourth in market share. Going forward, Packeteer revenue will be included with Blue Coat revenue.

1. Gartner, Inc., “Market Share: Application Acceleration Equipment, Worldwide, 1Q08” by Joe Skorupa and Nhat Pham, July 2008.

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