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Blue Coat Expands Distribution Partnership with StarLink

Dubai, UAE September 11th, 2013 – StarLink, the region's trusted security-specialized "True" Value–Added–Distributor (VAD), today announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Blue Coat Systems, Inc., the market leader in business assurance technology and a six time Leader of the Gartner Magic Quadrant. StarLink was previously a Master Distributor for Solera Networks, which was recently acquired by Blue Coat. This partnership expansion will leverage on StarLink's skills and reach to provide the Middle East and Turkey regions with Blue Coat's comprehensive web–based threat intelligence capabilities, to empower enterprises to safely and securely choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content along with tools to proactively block threats and rapidly identify, respond and recover from data breaches or incidents.

Blue Coat's Business Assurance Technology focuses on prevention & prohibition, and offers a whole new outlook on how security technology provides business value.

"We are very pleased and excited to add the rest of Blue Coat's Business Assurance Technology Centers to our Information Security portfolio, which further strengthen our expertise to help enterprises in the region gain maximum control of their application landscape and build a layered security and trusted application infrastructure, thus providing businesses with comprehensive visibility into the content and context of advanced targeted attacks", said Avinash Advani, Director – Business Strategy at StarLink.

About Blue Coat

Blue Coat empowers enterprises to safely and quickly choose the best applications, services, devices, data sources, and content the world has to offer, so they can create, communicate, collaborate, innovate, execute, compete and win in their markets.

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About StarLink

StarLink, headquartered in Dubai, is the leading IT compliance driven solutions provider and was founded in 2005. StarLink is recognized as a "Trusted Security Advisor" and market leader in automating the entire IT compliance auditing process to help customers in the Middle East region reduce IT Risk, with a focus on enterprises in the Financial, Telco and Government sectors. StarLink works with organizations to achieve and sustain compliance and optimally manage risks through full policy, procedure and controls lifecycle management. StarLink's solution offerings are now installed in more than 200 data centers in the Middle East, including 100 of the top regional banks and 15 of the regional's top Telcos. The company's customers trust StarLink to secure their critical enterprise data and safeguard access to sensitive data in the most demanding datacenter environments in the region by monitoring, security and auditing privileged user access to provide 100% visibility on all activities.