Sourcefire named best security solution at SC Magazine Awards 2006
February 21, 2006 – Sourcefire, Inc., the world leader in intrusion prevention, today announces the Sourcefire 3D System was named Best Security Solution at the annual SC Magazine Awards on February 14 at the 2006 RSA Show (Nasdaq:RSAS). With over 1300 product and service nominations from more than 330 companies, the Sourcefire 3D System took top honours, further demonstrating its technology innovation. SC Magazine previously identified the Sourcefire 3D System as “Best IPS on the Market” in its July 2005 issue.
Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sourcefire said: “As one of the most respected organisations in the security industry, the SC Awards panel of independent judges is well-known for evaluating and recognising true product excellence. We are honoured to win this award. To be named the ‘Best IPS’ and the ‘Best Security Solution’ in the same year by SC Magazine provides tremendous validation for our product and technology vision. We are excited that the industry is recognising the investments we have made to ensure our customers’ success.”
In December, Sourcefire was placed in the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Intrusion Prevention System Appliances, 2H05 report and was named the top Information Security Product at the European Information Management (IM) 2005 Awards.
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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 www.sourcefire.com.