Sourcefire 3D System selected to ensure continuous availability and security of service provider’s carrier network
Wokingham, UK – 9 April 2009– Open source innovator and SNORT® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced that KCOM Group PLC, a leading provider of communication solutions, has chosen the market leading Sourcefire3D® System, with Sourcefire RNA™ (Real-time Network Awareness), to provide network visibility across its carrier Next Generation Network (NGN).
KCOM is installing the 3D System to meet the security requirements necessary in delivering NGN services to regulated industries, such as public sector and financial organisations, and to provide assurance that a certain level of security and availability are maintained.
KCOM views having added protection for its NGN service delivery network as an absolute necessity, helping it to stand out from the competition. KCOM is keen to demonstrate that it is following best practices and expects a definite return on investment in terms of added business and efficiency improvements.
The Sourcefire 3D System is unique as it collects all network data in the Sourcefire Defence Centre, so that when an intrusion or other incident is identified, the 3D System uses the threat data and network intelligence gathered by RNA to determine if the threat is real and if so, sends an instantaneous email alert to the security team.
KCOM chose Sourcefire 3D since other systems can swamp you with false positives. The Sourcefire 3D advantage is that it provides network intelligence and impact flagging, so that users know what is important and needs to be attended to. This reduces the pressure on the security team, which will help deliver efficiency gains and reduce KCOM’s future operational overhead and resourcing expenses.
KCOM is currently at the implementation stage, and the company intends to roll out additional 3D Sensors later this year. The company also owns and operates three Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Eclipse, Karoo and Kingston Communications, and is investigating placing 3D Sensors within these environments to enhance protection.
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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About the KCOM Group
KCOM Group PLC provides a range of integrated IT and communications services to businesses, and internet and telecommunications services to selected consumer markets, within the UK.
The Group's portfolio of businesses works with both leading private enterprise customers and public sector organisations. Through its Affiniti, Smart421 and JAM IP brands, the Group delivers solutions covering unified communications, contact centre solutions, data management, applications integration and managed services.
The KCOM Group also includes a regionally-focused business, Kingston Communications, which supports small to medium-sized businesses. Through its KC and Eclipse brands, the business offers a wide range of internet-based and telecommunications services. The regional business also provides telephony and internet services to targeted consumers through its KC, Eclipse and Karoo brands.
The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and employs over 2,200 people across the UK.
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