Sourcefire Expands IPS Solutions Portfolio, Adding FirePOWER™ To The Industry’s Leading Protection

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has expanded its IPS solutions portfolio on three fronts with:
• Sourcefire IPSx – A streamlined, easy-to-manage IPS
• Sourcefire 4.10 software release – Enhanced awareness and 3rd party interoperability for the Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)
• Sourcefire 8000 Series Appliances – A modular and scalable high-speed platform powered by new FirePOWER™ technology for enterprise customers

“Intrusion Prevention Systems play an integral role in protecting businesses against today’s most sophisticated threats, and Sourcefire is continuing to address customers’ critical scalability, performance and protection requirements with the expansion of its IPS portfolio,” said Charles Kolodgy, research VP at IDC. “By offering simplicity, sophistication and performance, Sourcefire is providing customers with flexible capabilities appropriate for the unique threats facing individual networks.”

With today’s announcement, businesses with varying security requirements and network complexity can choose from a range of Sourcefire solutions to enhance their protection, including:
Sourcefire IPSx – A Streamlined IPS Solution for New Markets and Customers
For companies with specific security or compliance requirements, but who may not have a dedicated security team, Sourcefire IPSx offers an intuitive GUI that simplifies IPS implementation and management. This new solution is ideal for channel distribution and addresses needs in many emerging international markets.

Sourcefire IPS 4.10 – Enhanced Awareness and 3rd-Party Interoperability
Sourcefire has enhanced key capabilities of its existing IPS and NGIPS solutions. The latest version adds increased application awareness, improved GUI performance and added detection for key applications including Facebook, Windows Media Player, Google Toolbar, as well as Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.

New 8000 Series Appliances with FirePOWER – Modularity, Scalability and Performance
The Sourcefire 8000 Series appliances set a new standard for IPS hardware, addressing enterprise requirements for flexible configurations, lower entry prices, and faster processing of network data. At the heart of the new 8000 Series appliances lies the breakthrough FirePOWER acceleration technology, providing market leading performance with lower power consumption, and a universal security architecture that will be able to support a range of Sourcefire security solutions. The new hardware provides users with up to 40Gbps of throughput and over 20Gbps of real-world IPS protection. In addition, based on the 8000 Series scalable design, the new hardware will be stackable to deliver 80Gbps of throughput and more than 50Gbps of protection. With this unmatched performance, the world’s most accurate IPS is now also the world’s fastest.

The new 8000 Series appliances also offer interface modularity, allowing customers the flexibility to choose and expand the number and type of ports to suit their needs today and in the future. As part of the 8000 Series set of network modules, Sourcefire is introducing the industry’s first 40Gbps security interface, which is expected to be available later in 2011.

“As an update to our 2010 IPS Group Test, NSS tested the Sourcefire 8260 IPS appliance and it achieved in excess of 27 gigabits of real-world performance,” said Vik Phatak, Chief Technology Officer, NSS Labs, Inc. “Based on these results, the 8260 is the fastest IPS we have tested to date and has the lowest per megabit cost we have calculated.”

“As threats continue to become more targeted and sophisticated, companies of all sizes are increasingly at risk,” said Marc Solomon, Vice President of Product Management at Sourcefire. “With today’s additions to Sourcefire’s IPS portfolio and enhancements to the core technology, we are enabling customers to implement the exact solution to fit their configuration, price and performance requirements.”

The Sourcefire IPS 4.10 is available immediately. Sourcefire IPSx, and the 8000 Series appliances will all be available in early May.

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS, Real-time Network Awareness and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense – protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. Through the years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike – with more than 50 awards and accolades. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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