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Blue Coat Awards Dimension Data “Global Application Delivery Network Partner of the Year”

06-07-2010 09:08 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: Dimension Data

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Recognized for Ability to Provide Combination of Application Visibility, Acceleration and Security to Companies Around the World

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 3, 2010 – Blue Coat Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BCSI), the technology leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it has named Dimension Data, “Global Application Delivery Network Partner of the Year.” Dimension Data plc, a global specialist IT services and solution provider, is recognized for its ability to provide customers around the world with Application Delivery Network solutions from Blue Coat. Application Delivery Network solutions solve the evolving challenges and requirements of WAN optimization and Web security by combining application visibility, acceleration and security to bring speed and protection to critical business processes.

“This Blue Coat award is excellent proof of our longstanding partner relationship and our joint commitment to create value for our clients through a combination of Blue Coat’s leading technology and our global integration, support and logistics capabilities“ said Steve Joubert, group executive, Global Solutions, Dimension Data. It reflects an evolution we have seen take place globally with enterprises and organizations seeking to ensure both that important applications work properly across distributed networks while at the same time being protected against escalating malicious threats and burgeoning non-business traffic.”

Dimension Data operates directly in 49 countries on six continents and has 11,500 employees. The company has been a Blue Coat partner for more than five years. With a networking heritage of more than 27 years including a 15-year focus on IT security, and a 148 strong Preferred Partner network, Dimension Data has the expertise and skills to deliver both Web security solutions and the more comprehensive Application Delivery Networking solutions.

“Dimension Data understands the strategic challenges facing global enterprises in advancing their networks to deliver applications effectively and securely,” said Jim Harold, vice president of channels, Blue Coat Systems. “We are pleased to designate Dimension Data as our Global Application Delivery Network Partner of the Year and to recognize its expertise and commitment in providing Blue Coat solutions to optimize and secure distributed business processes for companies around the world.”

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About Dimension Data

Dimension Data plc (LSE:DDT), a specialist IT services and solution provider, helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Dimension Data applies its expertise in networking, converged communications, security, data centre and storage, Microsoft and contact centre technologies, and its unique skills in consulting, integration and managed services to to create customised client solutions.
www.dimensiondata.com

For further information:
Mechelle Buys du Plessis
Dimension Data, UAE
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
8th floor,
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 44 33 1749
Fax: +971 44 35 5612
Mobile: +971 50 881 4832
mechelle.duplessis@mea.dimensiondata.com

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