CORRECTED-Sourcefire posts higher quarterly revenue

Thu Nov 1, 2012 6:41am EDT

(Corrects headline to say revenue rose, not profit)

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Cyber security software maker Sourcefire Inc reported higher quarterly revenue, helped by U.S. government spending on network security.

Net income fell to $1.2 million, or 4 cents per share, in the third quarter, from $2.0 million, or 7 cents per share, a year earlier.

Excluding items, the company earned 25 cents per share.

Revenue rose 30 percent to $58.8 million. (Reporting by Neha Alawadhi in Bangalore)

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