Sourcefire Extends Advanced Malware Protection Solution With Incident Response Service

Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:00am EST

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  COLUMBIA, MD, Jan 14 (Marketwire) -- 
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity
solutions, today announced it has expanded its advanced malware
protection offerings to include new Incident Response Professional
Services that assist customers in addressing advanced malware challenges.
The services enable customers to clearly identify an event, evaluate the
risk and determine the most effective approach to remediate. Experienced
in incident response techniques, methodology and the actions of malicious
code, the Sourcefire Incident Response Team helps customers eliminate
uncertainty and make educated decisions for better protection -- before,
during and after an attack.

    "Given the inevitability of a security breach, large organizations must
supplement Advanced Malware Detection/Prevention network and host-based
controls with effective and efficient incident response policies,
processes and metrics," said Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst,
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).(1) "Many security solutions were
designed for advanced malware detection and blocking alone, and lack the
intelligence and integration necessary for incident detection and
response. One notable exception of products and services comes from
network security leader Sourcefire."

    The Sourcefire Incident Response team assists customers in diagnosing,
identifying and remediating risks using Sourcefire technology. Sourcefire
advanced malware protection for FirePOWER(TM) and FireAMP(TM) use
security big data analytics and collective intelligence to deliver
integrated, advanced malware protection from the network to end-devices.
The Incident Response team helps customers leverage the intelligence
these solutions provide, including forensic data, continuous file
analysis, and visibility into file trajectory and behavior, to make more
informed security and incident response decisions across the entire
advanced malware lifecycle. 

    Using best practices for incident response and a structured approach to
incident evaluation, the Sourcefire experts act as an extension of the
customer's team to identify risk and minimize it in the future. Services
include incident investigation to determine the method(s) of attack
employed by the attacker throughout the course of the incident;
countermeasure development to detect and stop attacks; assistance in
deploying countermeasures according to best practices; and validation of
countermeasure effectiveness and recalibration as needed to ensure
ongoing protection. 

    "Advanced malware protection is not just about having the right
technologies in place but also the right response when the technologies
identify an event," said Jonathan Goldberger, vice president of
professional services for Sourcefire. "Our incident response service
helps our customers bridge the knowledge and experience gap so that they
can take a more proactive stance to identifying, mitigating and
eliminating risks using the intelligence from FireAMP and advanced
malware protection for FirePOWER." 

    Complimentary Webinar
 Discover the 4 Dimensions of Incident Response
during the complimentary webinar, "Malware War Stories." Register for one
of three sessions:

    About Sourcefire Professional Services
 Sourcefire Professional Services
combines a sophisticated and empirical approach to customer satisfaction
with more than a decade of thought leadership in cybersecurity
technologies. All offerings are based on best practices maintained by
Sourcefire and derived from Information Security Standards (CISSP
Domains, ISO 27000 series, etc.), compliance standards (PCI, HIPAA, SOX,
FISMA, etc.) and our extensive experience deploying, architecting, tuning
and securing environments globally.

    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,
please visit

    Sourcefire, the Sourcefire logo, Snort, the Snort and Pig logo, Agile
Security and the Agile Security 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.

    (1) Source: ESG Brief: Advanced Malware Protection Must Extend to
Incident Detection and Response, December 2012.


Media Contact: 
Jennifer Leggio 
Sourcefire, Inc. 

Investor Contact:
Staci Mortenson
ICR, Inc.

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