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Company Recognised by Industry Analyst Firm for Commitment to IPS Innovation and Delivering High Value to Customers

Wokingham, UK – September 19th, 2011 -- Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Frost & Sullivan, the growth partnership company, honored Sourcefire with its 2011 Global Customer Value Enhancement Award, recognising it above all others in the network intrusion prevention system market. Sourcefire received its award for its commitment to enhancing customer value, beyond standard customer service, with programmes and technologies that lead to improved customer satisfaction.

“As their security needs evolve, organisations need a vendor that is committed to delivering innovative, high-performance and easy-to-use solutions to secure their corporate and customer data,” said Marc Solomon, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Product Management at Sourcefire. “Sourcefire invests in our customers’ success by providing them with intelligent security tools that defend their networks against rapidly changing and targeted attacks.”

Frost & Sullivan recognised Sourcefire for its recent Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) innovations, providing customers with protection against today’s leading threats. Earlier this year, Sourcefire introduced its 3D8000 series appliances with FirePOWER™, an acceleration technology that provides unmatched performance, energy efficiency and universal security architecture. Sourcefire also extended its IPS protection to virtual environments and cloud networks, further addressing customers’ evolving security requirements. For networks managed by network generalists, the company also announced IPSx™, the same award-winning protection as its IPS products, but with a streamlined IPS management interface.

“The increasing number of new attack vectors has organisations looking for IPS technologies that both address the latest attacks and provide protection that will be effective in the future,” said Richard Martinez, Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan. “Recent research has also shown the severity of attacks through unpatched third party vulnerabilities is on the rise. Since updates and patches for these vulnerabilities are released at a slow rate, these vulnerabilities are susceptible to attacks that can result in damaging breaches. The added detection for third-party applications in the Sourcefire 3D8000 IPS series also represent the company’s efforts in providing organisations a best-of-breed, high performance product.”


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About Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way Global 2000 organisations and government agencies manage and minimise network security risks. With solutions from the network to the endpoint, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile SecurityTM that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognised for its innovation and industry leadership with dozens of patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security infrastructure. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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Cathy O’Neill
C8 Consulting Ltd
+44 (0)1189 001 135

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ICR, Inc

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