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New Offerings Expand Sourcefire Product Line to Address Various Network Speeds and Requirements, Protecting Both Physical and Virtual Environments

Wokingham, UK – 3rd November 2008 – Open source innovator and SNORT® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced two new appliances, increasing customers’ flexibility to deploy the exact security solution to meet their specific network demands. With a complete product portfolio of purpose-built appliances, the Sourcefire 3D System supports a wide variety of network speeds, sizes and configurations and provides customers with a single solution for protecting both virtual and physical investments.

“Companies today require security solutions that fit their exact network demands, and Sourcefire understands that one size does not fit all,” said Tom Ashoff, vice president of engineering at Sourcefire. “With the addition of these new Sourcefire appliances, we are enabling customers to choose from a wide array of security solutions designed to protect the varying needs of both physical and virtual systems. This flexibility helps our customers implement the solution to meet their needs, rather than over-spending on solutions that may not be the best fit for their organization.”

The new Sourcefire appliances consist of the following:

• DC500 – Sourcefire’s new entry-level Defense Center provides users with a relatively low-cost solution for managing up to three 3D Sensors and storing up to 2.5 million security and compliance events. The DC500 delivers centralized management for smaller deployments, such as branch offices, while providing the ability to report back to a Master Defense Center (MDC) located at another location or headquarters. Combined with the 3D Sensor, the DC500 also provides small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with a cost-effective solution for protecting sensitive information, including credit card data, which helps address PCI requirements.

• 3D4500 Sensor – Providing customers with up to 2Gbps of network inspection in a 1U form factor appliance, the 3D4500 Sensor can support both copper and 1G fiber connections for increased flexibility. This powerful appliance is optimized to support simultaneous IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), RNA (Real-time Network Awareness) and RUA (Real-time User Awareness) technologies at virtually any point on their networks.

The DC500 and 3D4500 Sensor are available immediately.

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. 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

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