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New Packaged Bundles Deliver Increased Simplicity, Security and Scalability for Customers with Large, Mission-Critical Networks

COLUMBIA, Md., 15th September, 2009 – Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Cybersecurity, and Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation security platforms for high-performance networks, today announced that Sourcefire 3D® Sensor software is now available for Crossbeam’s XOS 8.5 and its newest Application Processor Module, APM 8650. This configuration was recently certified by Miercom, a leading provider of independent test services, to support network speeds up to 40 gigabits per second (Gbps), enabling users to protect today’s highest speed networks.

In addition to recent performance validation, the companies are also addressing the needs of their world-class customer bases by delivering new packaged bundles, with varying pricing and scalability options, enabling organizations to select the speed and pricing that best fits their requirements.

New Packaged Bundles: The companies are introducing new bundled pricing options that further increase simplicity and convenience for the end user. The new bundles include Sourcefire 3D Sensor software with APM 8650 modules to support either a Crossbeam X45 or X80 chassis. Customers can increase security by combining capabilities, such as Sourcefire IPS (Intrusion Prevention System), RNA® (Real-time Network Awareness) and a firewall, within a single chassis. With this bundle, the companies will provide integrated support with a single point of contact.

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Sourcefire 3D Sensor Support for Crossbeam APM 8650: Sourcefire 3D Sensor version 4.8.2 now supports Crossbeam XOS version 8.5, including Crossbeam’s new APM 8650 module. With the Crossbeam X-Series solution, 3D System customers have increased scalability and performance, delivering attack prevention at traffic speeds up to 40 Gbps with a fully populated X80 chassis..

“The combination of Crossbeam and Sourcefire provides customers with the performance and security to protect themselves against today’s most malicious security threats, regardless of the network size or speed,” said Jim Freeze, Chief Marketing Officer at Crossbeam. “The Miercom testing results, along with the Sourcefire-Crossbeam bundles, provide our combined customers with the confidence and tools to be successful.”

Proven Performance

Sourcefire® and Crossbeam recently engaged Miercom to provide third-party performance testing and validation for the companies’ combined solutions. Miercom tested configurations of Crossbeam APM 8650s running Sourcefire 3D Sensor software and verified that the combined solution running on a Crossbeam X-80 Next Generation Platform provides among the best performance in the industry, ideal for carrier-class networks, data centers and large enterprise deployments. Miercom tested Crossbeam modules running Sourcefire 3D Sensor software stand-alone and in an integrated configuration with Check Point Security Gateway R70 firewall. This testing configuration consisted of four APM modules running Sourcefire and four APM modules running Check Point. Miercom verified that the integrated solution continues to perform at speeds greater than 22 Gbps.

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“Sourcefire is dedicated to delivering leading security solutions that enable customers to protect their critical assets, without worrying about performance or scalability,” said Allen Male, Vice President of Strategic Accounts at Sourcefire. “As the Miercom data indicates, the combination of Sourcefire and Crossbeam provides large enterprises, data centers and carriers with a fast, reliable and redundant platform, which delivers top performance to support their critical requirements.”

About Crossbeam

Crossbeam Systems, Inc. transforms the way enterprises, service providers and government agencies architect and deliver security services. The basis of Crossbeam’s solution is its Next Generation Security Platform, a highly scalable software and hardware platform that facilitates the consolidation, virtualization and simplification of security services delivery, while preserving the customers’ choice of best-of-breed security applications. Crossbeam offers the only security platform that delivers unparalleled network performance, scalability, adaptability and resiliency. Customers choose Crossbeam to intelligently manage risk, accelerate and maintain compliance, and protect their businesses from evolving threats. Crossbeam is headquartered in Boxborough, Mass., and has offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

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About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE) is a world leader in Cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS and Real-time Adaptive Security solution 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.

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SOURCEFIRE®, SNORT®, the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD™, SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER®, SOURCEFIRE 3D®, RNA®, DAEMONLOGGER™, CLAMAV®, SOURCEFIRE SOLUTIONS NETWORK™, 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.

Crossbeam Systems and Crossbeam are registered trademarks of Crossbeam Systems, Inc. All other company, product or service names not owned by Crossbeam mentioned in this press release are the property of their respective owners.


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