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FirePOWER™ Appliance Proves Exceptional in Protection, Performance and Total Cost of Ownership

London, UK – 15th October, 2012 -- Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FirePOWER™ appliance excelled in the most recent NSS Labs independent Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) product analysis – the industry’s most rigorous NGFW testing available to date. The FirePOWER 8250 NGFW sets a new standard for security effectiveness, protecting against 99 percent of all attacks and demonstrating superior performance and total cost of ownership.

“To meet today’s security challenges, firewalls need to evolve into ‘next-generation’ firewalls that combine legacy firewall capabilities with intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and incorporate advanced application and user awareness and control to enable the creation of granular security policies capable of operating in a Web 2.0 world,” said Bob Walder, Chief Research Officer of NSS Labs.

Also according to NSS Labs, “Networks looking to update their defenses with a Next-Generation Firewall would do well to consider Sourcefire's entry into the NGFW market as a solid contender.”
Highlights of the NSS Labs independent NGFW product analysis of the FirePOWER 8250 NGFW include:

• 99% protection against all attacks
• 99% protection against attacks on client applications
• 100% firewall enforcement
• 100% application control
• 100% identity/user awareness
• 10 Gbps for real-world traffic throughput (100 percent of vendor-stated performance)
• 15M concurrent connections, the maximum allowed by NSS Labs testing equipment
• Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of $33 per Mbps protected

Sourcefire FirePOWER network security appliances are the foundation for Sourcefire’s entire portfolio of network security solutions. This universal platform enables customers to seamlessly transition from a Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) to NGIPS with Application Control to a NGFW. Building on its industry-leading NGIPS (based on NSS Labs’ April 2012 independent IPS tests and 2012 Security Value Map for IPS), Sourcefire offers the only NGFW with integrated NGIPS.

“These test results further demonstrate Sourcefire’s consistent delivery of the best protection, while meeting or exceeding performance expectations, and validate our innovative, powerful platform approach to network security,” said Martin Roesch, founder, CTO and interim CEO of Sourcefire. “By pioneering the most effective security protection available, we’ve enabled our customers to see, control and protect all of their assets in their dynamic threat and IT environments, all while being mindful of budget and resource constraints.”

Individual Test Report Available Now

The Sourcefire Product Analysis Report (PAR) from NSS Labs on the FirePOWER 8250 NGFW can be downloaded at

About NSS Labs, Inc.

NSS Labs, Inc. is the only completely independent research and analyst organisation with world-class in-house testing capabilities. Through our subscription-based security intelligence services, we provide the information enterprises need to be secure. Founded in 1991, the company is located in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-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 Security® 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 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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Sourcefire, Inc.

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