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Chris Moore joins Blue Coat

Veteran IT executive joins WAN optimisation vendor a month after leaving Trend Micro

Chris Moore joins Blue Coat
Moore has more than 18 years of regional sales experience with multinational companies.

A month after Chris Moore left security software vendor Trend Micro, Blue Coat Systems Inc, a maker of Web security and WAN optimisation solutions, has named him as the new regional sales director for its operations in the Middle East.

Moore's appointment brings to an end Blue Coat's search for a regional head and comes at a time when the company is preparing to expand its footprint in the Middle East.

Reporting to vice president of EMEA Sales, Stuart Henderson, Moore's key objective is to grow Blue Coat's security and WAN optimisation business across the region and build upon the company's strength in the secure Web gateway (SWG) and WAN Optimisation service offerings.

"We are delighted to welcome Chris to his new role at Blue Coat," said Henderson. "Chris has a deep understanding of the Middle East market and the enterprise security needs across the region. Blue Coat is well positioned to help these clients address the challenges of secure web access whilst dealing with the increased adoption of smartphones and BYOD and the explosive growth of web applications used for business and recreational purposes. This new appointment will provide reach and market share in the months to come."

Moore said: "I am very excited to have this opportunity to join a company with such a strong presence in the IT infrastructure of so many customers across the region. With such a strong global brand, I believe Blue Coat will continue to succeed in the region through its investments in technology and its focus on customer satisfaction. I am looking forward to working with the Blue Coat teams across the region to ensure that we, together with our channel partners and technology partners, deliver the highest levels of service possible. Our customers are our most important assets and it is our role to assist them in protecting their most important assets."

Moore joins Blue Coat from Trend Micro where he was the regional director of Sales, Service and Marketing. He has more than 18 years of regional sales experience with multinational companies that include: Extreme Networks, Juniper Networks, Newbridge Networks, Alcatel and Gandalf Digital Communications.

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