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Sourcefire 3D™ System Receives Network Products Guide’s 2008 Product Innovation Award

Wokingham, UK – 3rd September 2008 -- Open source innovator and SNORT® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced that the Sourcefire 3D™ System won Network Products Guide’s 2008 Product Innovation Award in Enterprise Threat Management. This annual award recognizes and honors innovative products from global vendors that are bringing essential changes as well as setting the bar higher in information technology.

“This recognition from Network Products Guide highlights Sourcefire’s leadership in delivering proactive solutions that address today’s complex network security challenges,” said Michele Perry, Chief Marketing Officer at Sourcefire. “Today’s dynamic networks and dynamic threats require security solutions that can quickly adapt. Sourcefire is focused on providing these adaptive solutions at the forefront of innovation and driving the next generation of IT security.”

Sourcefire Real-time Network Awareness (RNA) provides 24x7 network visibility with no network performance impact. This real-time network intelligence is leveraged by the Sourcefire 3D System to deliver adaptive Intrusion Prevention capabilities, enabling customers to improve the effectiveness and precision of their IPS based on knowledge of the assets they are protecting. Network user and threat intelligence is all correlated and analyzed through an easy-to-use, configurable widget-based Dashboard interface for monitoring security and compliance events, and can be shared with colleagues within an organization.

“The goal of product innovation must always remain to make positive changes and therefore to make solutions better than before,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Network Products Guide. “Products such as Sourcefire’s 3D System are bringing improvements in enterprise threat management by automating network intelligence.”

Sourcefire is consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with more than 40 awards and accolades to date. Most recently, Martin Roesch was named one of eWeek's Top 100 Most Influential People in IT, and Snort was named “Best Network Security” by the SC Magazine Awards 2008 Europe. In addition, Sourcefire real-time

user awareness (RUA) was recognized as a 2007 Tomorrow's Technology Today Award winner by Info Security Products Guide. To view Sourcefire's awards, go to

About Network Products Guide Awards

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About Sourcefire

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. The names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence.

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SOURCEFIRE(R), SNORT(R), the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD(TM), SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER(TM), SOURCEFIRE 3D(TM), RNA(TM), DAEMONLOGGER(TM), CLAMAV(TM), SOURCEFIRE SOLUTIONS NETWORK(TM), and certain other trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcefire, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Investor Contact:

Tania Almond
Investor Relations Officer
Sourcefire Inc
Tel: +1 410 423 1919

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Paula Elliott
Managing Director
C8 Consulting Ltd
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