Cornerstone Mortgage Company Modernizes Network Security With Sourcefire Next-Generation IPS

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:00am EST

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  COLUMBIA, MD, Nov 19 (Marketwire) -- 
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity
solutions, today announced that Cornerstone Mortgage Company has deployed
Sourcefire Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS) to replace
its first-generation IPS and to support network expansion. Sourcefire was
selected for its contextual awareness and full-stack visibility,
industry-leading threat protection and performance, and third-party
integration, all of which are core to the company's vision for Agile

    "Given our business and growth, it is critical that we stay ahead of the
changing nature of attacks, regulatory requirements, and our expanding IT
environment. To do this we needed more than a 'black box,'" said William
Gemza, CISSP, Director of Information Technology at Cornerstone. "After a
head-to-head evaluation with other IPS solutions, we selected Sourcefire
because it meets all of our criteria for performance and protection,
providing intelligence about hosts, devices, and traffic -- including
encrypted traffic. Also, the ability to adapt protection to our unique
environment and to scale as our needs change made the NGIPS offering a
natural fit."

    Cornerstone is using the Sourcefire NGIPS with FireSIGHT(TM) contextual
awareness and automation to gain real-time network visibility and
automatically assess the impact of security events to focus resources on
those that are relevant and critical. As part of the deployment, the
Sourcefire 8140 FirePOWER(TM) appliance provides market-leading
performance to support Cornerstone's increasingly demanding environment.
Due to the growing use by attackers of secure channels to penetrate
networks, the mortgage lender also selected Sourcefire's SSL appliances
to decrypt and inspect SSL traffic. 

    The Sourcefire NGIPS enables Cornerstone to adapt protection as threats,
policies and vulnerabilities change. The solution is distinguished by the
ability to create new rules, modify existing ones and leverage
third-party rules. Sourcefire's open architecture streamlines integration
with complementary technologies to further address the firm's evolving
security requirements. 

    "In today's dynamic environment maintaining network security requires
information superiority," said CP Morey, senior director of product
marketing, Sourcefire. "By providing Cornerstone with the ability to 'see
it' and then 'control it' we enable them to tip the scales of information
superiority in their favor and stay a step ahead of attackers." 

    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(R) 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,
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Sourcefire, Inc. 

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