Sourcefire wins Hot Companies 2006 Award

February 6, 2006 Sourcefire, Inc., the world leader in intrusion prevention, today announces it has been named as a Hot Companies 2006 Award winner by the Info Security Products Guide, the world’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies. Sourcefire was positioned on this list of Hot Companies based on the strength of its products, executive management and future revenue potential and market penetration. Over the past year, Sourcefire has earned more than 15 awards for its technology and business success.

Rick Justice, chief editor at Info Security Products Guide said: “Hackers and attacks have become more sophisticated and blended in nature. The motive is purely criminal now. At times like these Sourcefire offers real-time defense solutions.”

Selected from an industry analysis of more than 600 info security vendors around the world, Sourcefire earned this prestigious honour based on a stern selection criteria of 4Ps, namely products, people, performance and potential behind the company’s growing success. The Hot Companies selection also helps raise the bar significantly for the industry to provide end-users with effective and deployable protective solutions against the next generation of highly sophisticated and blended attacks.

Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sourcefire said: “Sourcefire has built an outstanding reputation by providing customers effective solutions that meet real-world network security needs. As we enter 2006, this award provides further validation of Sourcefire’s commitment to developing truly innovative technologies for our customers.”

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About Info Security Products Guide Awards The Info Security Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. It is written expressly for those who are adamant on staying informed of security threats and the preventive measure they can take. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including award winning case studies and deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and the best selling products. The Info Security Products Guide Awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit and stay secured.

About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc., the world leader in intrusion prevention, is transforming the way organizations manage and minimize network security risks with its 3D Approach – Discover, Determine, Defend – to securing real networks in real-time. The company’s ground-breaking network defense system unifies intrusion and vulnerability management technologies to provide customers with the most effective network security available. Founded in 2001 by the creator of Snort, Sourcefire is headquartered in Columbia, MD and has received numerous accolades including being named the Frost & Sullivan 2005 Network Security Infrastructure Protection Company of the Year. At work in leading Fortune 1000 and government agencies, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and intelligence in network security. Sourcefire announced on October 6, 2005 that it signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), for a total consideration of approximately $225 million. The acquisition is subject to closing conditions including the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR”) and Exxon-Florio Act of 1988 and is expected to close by Q106 shortly after receiving regulatory approvals. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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