Sourcefire Named to CRN'S 2012 5-Star Partner Programs Guide

Tue Apr 3, 2012 9:01am EDT

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  COLUMBIA, MD, Apr 03 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity
solutions, today announced it has been named to CRN's 2012 Partner
Programs Guide and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The 2012 CRN Partner
Program Guide and CRN 5-Star Rating is the definitive listing of
manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or
provide products to the IT Channel. CRN's Partner Program Guide
recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion
of their sales through the indirect IT Channel.

    "The companies listed in CRN's 2012 Partner Programs Guide represent a
comprehensive list of the best channel programs in the market today,"
said Kelley Damore, VP and Editorial Director, for UBM Channel's CRN.
"The 5-star award is reserved for vendors that understand that a
successful partnership does not rely solely on the technology. By
offering their partners tools, education and regular updates, vendors on
this list go above and beyond traditional support to ensure a mutually
beneficial partnership."

    Sourcefire's Global Security Alliance Channel Partner Program was
designed with the success of partners in mind, providing the marketing
resources and channel enablement programs that let partners further
strengthen customer relationships and loyalty to establish true win-win
relationships. 

    "We seek to arm our partners with a great program, products and a
strategic vision to grow their businesses around. What's more, our
program has always sought to treat partners as equals in a way that makes
ease of doing business an ongoing priority," said Chris Peterson, Senior
Vice President of Worldwide Channels, Services, and Support at
Sourcefire. "For this reason we take pride in CRN's 5-Star Partner
Program recognition as efforts, such as the rollout of our Agile Security
vision, our continual investments in training and education and the
significant increases in partner market development funds, have all begun
to pay dividends for our valued partners."

    In building the list, UBM Channel Research developed a methodology in
which vendors are assessed on information provided in their completed
applications. The objective criteria takes into account each vendor's
investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner
training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales
support and communication.

    The 2012 Partner Programs Guide and 5-Star Partners listing will be
featured on CRN.com and in the March 2012 issue of CRN.

    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(TM) 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, 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. 

    About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
 UBM Channel is the premier
provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and
sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and
engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute
integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner
recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate
technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM
Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com. 

    

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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