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Sourcefire Intrusion Management System Now Available on the Sun[TM] LX50 System

InfoSecurity Europe, London Olympia, UK - April 30th, 2003 - Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in protecting enterprises and government organisations against the threat of network attacks and misuse, today announced they are working with Sun Microsystems to deliver the Sourcefire Intrusion Management System on the Sun[TM] LX50 system. As part of the agreement, Sourcefire has joined Sun’s iForce[SM] Partner Program to make all Sourcefire Network Sensors and Sourcefire Management Consoles directly available to Sun customers on the powerful LX50 systems.

“The combination of Sun and Sourcefire creates an extremely compelling intrusion detection and prevention solution for Linux platforms,” said Maria Cirino, CEO and Co-Founder of Guardent, a leading provider of managed security services headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. “Enterprise and government customers worldwide will benefit from this powerful new alliance.”

“Sun's iForce program brings together leading Sun technologies with innovative software solutions such as Sourcefire's Intrusion Management System to enhance customer value,” said Gary Grimes, vice president of Partner Management and Sales at Sun Microsystems, Inc. “This combination of hardware, software and services offers customers a comprehensive, easy-to-use intrusion detection appliance to help increase protection of their corporate assets.”

The Sun LX50 system is a powerful, reliable, easily managed general-purpose server for a wide range of demanding tasks. Dual processors, with the option of either the Linux or Solaris[TM] Operating Environment, and Sun ONE applications, make it an ideal solution for building out network-edge environments, compute farms, or custom application deployments. With support for Web-based applications, databases, and streaming media, users can build applications and Web services. It also offers cross-platform support for Linux, the Solaris[TM] OE, UNIX®, Java[TM], and Windows technologies, making it a powerful - and reliable - platform that provides investment protection for software developers and enterprise customers. More information on the Sun LX50 system is available at

“Sun is a network computing visionary and one of the industry’s most respected vendors of widely scalable and extremely reliable systems. With this relationship, they are solidifying their commitment to providing customers with not only a leading Linux platform, but a complete solution for securing their network infrastructure,” said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sourcefire. “This relationship enables global customers to count on the vendor they have trusted for years to provide a proven intrusion detection solution for their specific networking environment.”


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About Sourcefire’s Products

Sourcefire Intrusion Management System (IMS) is the only intrusion detection solution to incorporate a management console with an integrated high performance database for increased event correlation and data management capabilities, enabling it to provide users with superior protection from malicious attacks. It is the industry’s first complete intrusion detection system comprised of Sourcefire Network Sensors and Management Console - delivering all of the capabilities needed to proactively defend against intruders.


Sourcefire solutions for the Sun LX50 System are available and supported in North America, Asia Pac, and EMEA. Pricing is available upon request. More information is available at:

About Sourcefire, Inc.

Sourcefire, Inc. is a network security company protecting commercial enterprises and government organisations against the threat of network attacks and misuse.

The company was founded in 2001 by the original creators of open source Snort™, the most widely deployed intrusion detection technology in the industry. Snort™ forms the foundation for the Sourcefire Intrusion Management System (IMS).

Sourcefire provides customers with increased manageability, flexibility and protection by combining Snort™’s leading intrusion detection with sophisticated proprietary technologies, professional data analysis and management tools, along with best practices from respected security industry experts.

Sourcefire is a privately held company headquartered in Columbia, MD. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Solaris and Java are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.

Snort is a trademark of Sourcefire, Inc.

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