Wokingham, UK – 23rd June, 2008 – Open source innovator and Snort ® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, and MIS Corporate Defence Solutions (MIS CDS), the UK's leading Managed Security Solutions Integrator, today announced the signing of a strategic premier partner agreement between the two parties.
Built on open source Snort, the world’s most widely used Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), the Sourcefire 3D™ System uses a combination of threat, network and user intelligence. This provides organisations with the capability to defend their networks before attacks by proactively patching discovered vulnerabilities, during attacks by blocking, and after attacks have occurred by remediation to other devices to minimise damage.
“Partnering with MIS CDS, an established, trusted, security integrator further validates the Sourcefire Partner Programme. We are already working with them on a number of active projects and marketing programmes to extend Sourcefire’s reach into the larger UK-based enterprises,” comments Anthony Perridge, EMEA Channel Director at Sourcefire. “The goal of the Sourcefire Channel Programme is to build strategic relationships with a select number of technically-focused security partners, and MIS CDS fit the bill perfectly.”
“As a leading solution for Intrusion Detection and Prevention and in line with our virtualisation strategy, Sourcefire is by far the best vendor solution available in the market place today, with a flexible approach to transform the way in which our customers should look to manage and mitigate their security risks and vulnerabilities,” comments Tracey Hannan, Product Marketing Manager at MIS CDS.
Following the appointment of Anthony Perridge as EMEA Channel Director in January and the announcement of its new EMEA channel strategy last month, the signing of MIS CDS provides further evidence of Sourcefire’s commitment to the EMEA channel and its pledge to furthering its partner programme across the region.
About MIS Corporate Defence Solutions
MIS Corporate Defence Solutions (MIS CDS) was founded in February 1992 as an independent security consultancy. MIS CDS has remained a security specific organisation, holding over a decade's worth of experience in providing companies with bespoke IT security solutions. After sixteen years of supplying security advice, services and products, MIS CDS is the UK's longest standing security specific organisation.
MIS CDS is headquartered in the UK and primarily deals with UK based businesses. However, MIS CDS has fulfilled many secure solution deployments across Europe and the US. The company has provided secure interoffice and trading partnership relationships for UK, European and US companies.
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Enterprise Threat Management (ETM) solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks with its 3D Approach – Discover, Determine, Defend – to securing real networks. This ETM approach equips 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 40 awards and accolades. Today, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit http://www.sourcefire.com.
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