Michael Fey has left the Intel Security Group to become chief operating officer at Blue Coat Systems.
A former manager within McAfee who remained with the company following the 2010 acquisition, Fey was chief technology officer within the newly formed Intel Security Group.
According to Reuters, Fey said that his role at Blue Coat would be “very similar” to his previous job, but now he is able to focus on the cloud and the advanced threats space more. He will report to Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark.
“Blue Coat had tremendous growth behind the scenes and now I get to focus on taking that growth and trying to get it to the billion-dollar revenue mark,” he said. At Blue Coat, Fey will replace David Murphy, who will stay on as a strategic adviser to the board.
Blue Coat said that Fey will bring a critical focus on aligning the company’s web security, encryption management, cloud offerings and advanced threat protection solutions with customer requirements. Additionally, he will be responsible for field and customer-facing business operations, and collaborating on strategy.
Fey said: “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 cyber criminals.
“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.”