Intel Security Group CTO Michael Fey has joined security firm Blue Coat as its chief operating officer.
Fey was originally with McAfee and stayed when Intel bought the firm in 2011.
"Businesses today are facing significant security challenges as they attempt to leverage new technologies to provide a better customer experience while trying to protect customer data and other confidential information from cybercriminals," said Fey.
"I have long admired Blue Coat’s solutions. Over the last three years, Blue Coat has innovated to deliver advance malware detection capabilities integrated with a strong forensics solution that creates a powerful security offering that is unique in the market place. Blue Coat has also led the market around innovation in cloud security. I look forward to collaborating with the great team in place today to further extend this impressive solution set and drive additional marketplace growth."
Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark said: "Blue Coat has successfully established itself as a market leader over the last three years by building an integrated portfolio of security solutions, aggressively acquiring companies to enhance that portfolio and delivering best-in-class threat protection."
"Now is the time for us to drive expansion in the marketplace, and Mike [Fey] is the best in the industry to help Blue Coat reach the next level of its growth."