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Every vote is a testament to Sourcefire’s success in helping organizations tackle IT security on a day-to-day basis.

Sourcefire Wins 2009 SC Award for “Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution”

Open source innovator and Snort® creator, Sourcefire®, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced that Snort was named Best Intrusion Detection/Prevention Solution at the 2009 SC Awards. Sourcefire was presented with this Reader Trust Award during last Tuesday’s SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, Calif.

“Sourcefire is proud to be recognized by SC Magazine’s readers for delivering the best intrusion detection and prevention system in the industry,” said Michele Perry, Chief Marketing Officer at Sourcefire. “The combination of our continued innovation and the expertise of our Vulnerability Research Team provides our customers with leading protection against today’s dynamic threats, and this award highlights the value that Sourcefire and Snort deliver our worldwide user base.”

With more than 225,000 registered users and over 3.7 million downloads to date, Snort is the world's most widely deployed intrusion prevention system (IPS). It is the de facto standard for intrusion detection and prevention, used by 80% of the Fortune 100, 42% of the Global 500 enterprises and throughout the U.S. government. Snort is supported by the open source community, Snort development team and the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research TeamTM (VRT), a group of leading intrusion prevention experts working to discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities.

“Our readers have recognized Sourcefire for its superior ability to address the most pressing IT security challenges facing the industry,” said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong. “Every vote is a testament to Sourcefire’s success in helping organizations tackle IT security on a day-to-day basis.”

The SC Awards Reader Trust competition honors the best-in-class security products and services. The winners were selected by the Reader Trust Voting Panel – a cross-section of SC Magazine’s readership that includes large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets. The annual awards highlight and showcase the best solutions, services and professionals while recognizing achievement and technical excellence in the information security industry.

Sourcefire is consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with more than 40 awards and accolades to date. Most recently, the Sourcefire 3D® System was recognized as a 2009 Best of Tests Winner by Network World and Sourcefire was named to the Deloitte Fast 500 list, recognizing the company’s growth over the last five years. In addition, Martin Roesch was named one of eWeek’s Top 100 Most Influential People in IT. To view Sourcefire's awards, go to

About SC Magazine
SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. The brand’s portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and SC Magazine IT Security Executives Forums.

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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