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Sourcefire Strengthens FirePOWER to Address Advanced Malware on the
Network 
Latest Innovation Expands FirePOWER Platform to Protect Against
Sophisticated Threats 
COLUMBIA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --  Sourcefire, Inc.
(NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions,
today announced it has strengthened and expanded its FirePOWER(TM)
appliance family, providing users with the unmatched ability to
protect against sophisticated malware, advanced persistent threats
(APTs) and targeted attacks. One of the latest innovations is the
introduction of advanced malware protection for FirePOWER, which
provides visibility and control of modern threats on the network --
from point of entry, through propagation, to post-infection
remediation.  
"Network-based antimalware detection solutions provide defense in
depth for organizations looking to reduce their exposure; however, if
performed inline, it should have minimal impact on network
performance," said Neil MacDonald, Vice President and Gartner Fellow.
"Enterprises want solutions that don't require the purchase of an
additional appliance, learn and adapt over time and provide
historical visibility for retrospective analysis." 
Sourcefire also introduced additions to the FirePOWER 7000 Series
appliance lineup, and new 5.1.1 software featuring file type
detection and control, as well as security intelligence for IP
reputation and blacklisting. With the new models, Sourcefire's
performance range now spans from 50 Mbps to 40+ Gbps. FirePOWER
appliances provide industry-best threat protection with proven
performance leadership, and comprise Sourcefire Next-Generation
Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS), with and without application
control, and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) models on a universal
platform. 
Advanced Malware Protection for FirePOWER
 FirePOWER's advanced
malware protection operates inline to provide continuous network
protection and minimize propagation of advanced malware by creating
forensic fingerprints of files to identify known malware, track file
movement and identify attack targets for focused remediation. Using
Sourcefire's security big data analytics, this advanced malware
protection delivers continuous file analysis and retrospective
alerting, so that users can be notified of malicious files, even if
they were previously deemed safe. Advanced malware protection for
FirePOWER integrates with the collective intelligence of Sourcefire's
FireAMP solution. This provides similar protection for devices,
enabling visibility into malware trajectory and empowering rapid
defense and cleanup to avoid reinfection. 
Enhanced Awareness and Threat Protection
 Sourcefire's 5.1.1
software, which is also being announced today, serves as the
foundation for FirePOWER- and virtual appliance-based solutions, and
includes several new features that enhance network awareness and
further strengthen threat prevention.  


 
--  Detection and control of all file types, file protocols and file
    direction
--  Security intelligence for IP Reputation blacklisting and alerting /
    blocking botnets, attackers, spam sources and other malicious IPs
--  Context Explorer to visualize and explore contextual information about
    most-used applications, hosts and user identity
--  Updated dashboards and event reporting to provide graphical summary
    views

  
Expanded FirePOWER Appliance Range
 Sourcefire is also expanding the
FirePOWER appliance line with the introduction of three new models --
extending the FirePOWER performance range from 50 Mbps to 40+ Gbps.
The new appliances include the FirePOWER 7010 (50 Mbps), the
FirePOWER 7020 (100 Mbps) and the FirePOWER 7030 (250 Mbps). The
FirePOWER appliance family provides customers with a powerful
universal security platform with the flexibility to support evolving
security needs --NGIPS, App Control, NGFW and advanced malware
protection -- with scalability to address the widest range of
enterprise requirements.  
"With this release, Sourcefire has continued to innovate and deliver
industry-leading threat protection and performance that can easily
scale and evolve with an organization's security needs," said Martin
Roesch, founder and interim CEO at Sourcefire. "Adding advanced
malware protection for FirePOWER significantly expands these
benefits, helping combat threats before, during and after an attack.
This is critical for organizations taking a proactive stance to
mitigating the impact of sophisticated malware that can quickly
permeate a network." 
About Sourcefire
 Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a world leader in
intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global
large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and
minimize network security risks. With solutions from a
next-generation network security platform to advanced malware
protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security(R) 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
www.sourcefire.com. 
Sourcefire, the Sourcefire logo, Snort, the Snort and Pig logo, Agile
Security and the Agile Security logo, ClamAV, FireAMP, FirePOWER,
FireSIGHT 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. 
Media Contact: 
Jennifer Leggio
Sourcefire, Inc.
650.260.4025 
jleggio@sourcefire.com  
Investor Contact:
Staci Mortenson
ICR, Inc.
203.682.8273
Staci.mortenson@icrinc.com 
 
 
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