Focused on its mission to be the leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, Sourcefire is transforming the way mid- to large-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® that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends.
Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Sourcefire was founded in January 2001 by Martin Roesch, author of open source Snort®, the world’s most widely deployed intrusion detection and prevention technology with nearly 4 million downloads to date. In response to increased demand for a commercial version of the popular software, the company developed its award-winning IPS solutions built on Snort and designed to provide continuous protection in a world of continuous change.
Sourcefire is now part of Cisco. For financial information, visit http://investor.cisco.com/.
Sourcefire VRT® (Vulnerability Research Team)
Because dynamic threats require a dynamic response, Sourcefire complements its security solutions with the Sourcefire VRT. These elite security experts work around the clock to proactively discover, assess, and respond to the latest trends in hacking activities, intrusion attempts, malware, and vulnerabilities. They develop the official Snort rules to protect Sourcefire customers and Snort users against emerging exploits before they are released into the wild. The VRT also supports Sourcefire FireAMP's file analysis that provides detailed information on malware behavior.
Open Source Advantage
Sourcefire currently manages some of the industry’s most respected open source security projects including Snort, ClamAV®, the most commonly used open source anti-virus and anti-malware gateway product in the world, and Razorback™. As a result, Sourcefire delivers the best of both worlds—open source collaboration and innovation teamed with a fully commercially supported solution. Customers benefit from a migration path to enterprise-class solutions, accelerated development due to open source code, as well as collective intelligence and same-day protection against new and evolving threats from a community of users and security experts. Click here to learn more.
Cisco Talos Security Intelligence and Research Group (Talos)
Because dynamic threats require a dynamic response, Sourcefire complements its security solutions with Talos, a group of leading threat researchers supported by sophisticated systems to create threat intelligence for Cisco products that detects, analyzes and protects against both known and emerging threats. Calling on an unrivaled telemetry data set, Talos creates intelligence that provides a holistic understanding of threats translating to leading security effectiveness for Cisco security solutions. Talos is part of the Cisco Collective Intelligence (CSI) ecosystem.
They develop the official Snort rules to protect customers and Snort users against emerging exploits before they are released into the wild. Talos also supports FireAMP's file analysis that provides detailed information on malware behavior.
Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has garnered significant industry recognition. Most recently, the company was named to Forbes' 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies list, the SC Magazine Innovators Hall of Fame, received the “Leader” ranking in the Gartner Network IPS Magic Quadrant for the sixth consecutive year, leads both the 2012 NSS Labs Security Value Map (SVM) for Intrusion Prevention Systems and the 2013 NSS Labs SVM for Next-Generation Firewall, and for the third consecutive year, the Sourcefire Global Security Alliance Program received a Five-Star Rating in the Everything Channel Partner Program Guide. For more information on awards Sourcefire has received, click here.
Sourcefire provides products and services to a broad spectrum of customers and organizations in over 180 countries, including some of the world’s largest financial institutions, defense contractors, healthcare providers, IT companies, telecommunication companies and retailers, as well as U.S. and other national, state, and local government agencies.
Sourcefire is deeply committed to its strong partner network and has over 600 active partners around the world, including channel partners, technology partners and MSSPs. For information on how to become a partner, click here.
Sourcefire provides customers and open source users with multiple training options on a global scale, including online courses, instructor-led regional trainings, custom on-site workshops, and certification programs. Click here to learn more.
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