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Royce Murphy, CEO, Real Status

reduce the time to complete security forensic analysis for faster, more informed decision-making

Real Status, an IT infrastructure modelling and data visualisation software company, has announced a partnership with Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, to reduce the time to complete security forensic analysis for faster, more informed decision-making.

Most IT security professionals struggle to quickly understand the mapping of a threat onto critical systems and assets within their organisation. Real Status’ Hyperglance can automatically discover and dynamically lay out a real-time 3D model of an organisation’s IT infrastructure, both physical and virtual. Users can visualise, query and monitor their entire IT infrastructure in one 3D view, aggregating data from multiple sources to quickly and easily spot indicators of possible breaches. These include changes in traffic conditions, network activity, new services starting on vulnerable systems, devices on the network, and relationships between devices.

Sourcefire’s Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS), provides an unprecedented level of network visibility and control, including both physical and virtual hosts. Using Sourcefire’s Application Program Interface (API), Hyperglance can stay up to date and display changes in a dynamic model of the infrastructure and applications. Hyperglance can then extend the model by overlaying data from other network security tools.

Royce Murphy, CEO at Real Status said: “Real Status’ 3D modelling of interdependencies between applications and infrastructure and visualisation of security data on the model augment Sourcefire’s total network visibility and powerful security management platform. This covers physical and virtual hosts, operating systems, applications, services, protocols, users, content and network behaviour as well as network attacks and malware. Together, the solutions provide critical contextual information about security events helping customers improve their overall security posture.”

Doug Hurd, Director, Technical Alliances at Sourcefire said, “Real Status’ Hyperglance maps threats onto critical systems and reveals inter-dependence between applications and infrastructure - all at the same time and all on a single screen. Complementing the visibility features within our Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention (NGIPS) solution, Hyperglance enables prioritised IT decision-making by delivering a clear perspective of the business impact of security problems and potential actions.”

The Sourcefire and Real Status integration provides significant benefits, including the ability to:

•Assemble complementary data into a single view
•Identify changes or patterns not visible in rows and columns of data
•See security events in the context of network architecture and event data from other security and infrastructure sources
•Easily discern the proliferation of new services or virtual machines from physical hosts
•View your performance data on a 3D map of your inter-dependencies to see what is affected and make better decisions
•Highlight important changes in real-time with quick visual queues
•Interpret vast amounts of data easily to speed decisions and remediation.

Real Status and Sourcefire are hosting a webinar on “Sophisticated Visualization of Security Events” on March 28. To register


About Real Status

Real Status is an IT infrastructure modelling and data visualisation software company, and our flagship product is Hyperglance. Hyperglance automatically builds three dimensional models showing the dependencies between IT applications and infrastructure. It aggregates and visualises performance and security data from existing IT management tools on the model in real-time.

Hyperglance enables CIOs, IT managers and their teams to see their management data and key dependencies in one place and at one time for thousands of connected devices. Their priorities and decisions are based on understanding the business impact of problems and proposed IT changes, which reduces risks, lowers costs, and improves capacity utilisation.

Real Status’ market is enterprises and managed service providers with virtualised and distributed computing environments. Real Status is based in Cambridge, UK and San Jose, California, USA.

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Laura Brown/Justine Smith
KISS Public Relations
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About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global mid- to large-size organisations and government agencies manage and minimise network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, 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 recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous 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 protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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