Demand in Cyber Security 'Secures' New Profits - Research Report on Sourcefire, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., Palo Alto Networks Inc, Symantec Corporation and AVG Technologies NV

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NEW YORK,  February 27, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), Fortinet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT), Palo Alto
Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) and AVG
Technologies NV (NYSE: AVG). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Sourcefire, Inc. Research Report

Shares for Sourcefire, Inc. soared 14.6 percent after the company posted its
fourth quarter results. The network security provider's fourth quarter sales
beat expectations, with fourth quarter revenue at  $67.4 million, an increase of
27 percent year-over-year. Earnings were at  $8.9 million  or  29 cents  per
share.  Believing that Sourcefire will stay ablaze for the coming quarters, UBS
AG lifted their price target on the shares of Sourcefire from  $54 to $59, with
a current "Buy" rating. As companies adopt Sourcefire's most expensive
multifunction security appliances for handling big data, many expect Sourcefire
to continue its growth. Federal cyber security spending may also brighten the
company's prospects as the government seeks to protect its most sensitive
websites from malware and hackers. With a positive outlook and a highly
attractive portfolio, many expect Sourcefire to continue doing well. The Full
Research Report on Sourcefire, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Fortinet, Inc. Research Report

Fortinet investors can feel secure about the company's future as cyberspace
security becomes a more imperative issue. Last year, the company's revenue
totaled  $151.2 million, up 25 percent year-over-year, and Fortinet CEO  Ken Xie
 believes that in 2013, the company's healthy pipeline and continued investments
in sales, marketing and product development will help the Fortinet gain market
share and continue to grow.  Some of the company's products also achieved the
Department of Defense United Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL)
certification, making them qualified to be sold to various Department of Defense
agencies. Matching affordability with good performance, Fortinet's security
solutions are highly attractive for large enterprises that are cautious about
additional spending. The Full Research Report on Fortinet, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge at:


Palo Alto Networks Inc Research Report

Palo Alto is also among the security companies that may benefit from the
executive order to boost US cyber security standards for companies operating the
nation's infrastructure. Recently, the company was positioned by Gartner, Inc.
in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network
Firewalls. Gartner notes that Palo Alto's next-generation firewall capabilities
offer high-quality features that many are beginning to recognize. Gartner's
report also states that less than 10 percent of internet connections today are
secured using next-generation firewalls, and this is expected to grow to 35
percent by the end of 2014, driving growth for Palo Alto. After being recognized
as a leader in network security, Palo Alto will release its fiscal second
quarter 2013 earnings on  March 4, 2013.  The Full Research Report on Palo Alto
Networks Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Symantec Corporation Research Report

Symantec is betting on a new strategy that will help the company deliver
improved performance for customers and partners by improving existing products
and services while at the same time developing new ones. As a part of this plan,
Symantec has announced a partnership with Giesecke & Devrient (G&D), a leader in
mobile security in order to deliver protected security applications on
smartphones and tablets. As more users make the shift from desktop to mobile,
mobile device security becomes a more pressing need for customers. Furthermore,
in an environment where attacks from hackers are becoming more prevalent, many
believe that American corporations will turn to Symantec, a highly trusted
domestic cyber security firm. Symantec's Website Security Solutions is also
highly attractive to big clients that are looking to enhance their computer
security. The Full Research Report on Symantec Corporation - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge at:


AVG Technologies NV Research Report

Many were impressed with AVG's fourth quarter, with bookings, cash flow and EPS
all on the upside. The company also provided a strong fiscal 2013 outlook, with
revenue expected in the range of  $408 to $420 million, from  $356 million  in
2012. AVG CEO  J.R. Smith  stated that malicious sites on the internet grew by
more than 600 percent last year with 85 percent of those websites from
legitimate Web platforms that have been compromised. This increases the need for
products that offer secure browsing, driving the demand for AVG's safe search
products. With a wide user base and an increasing number of subscriptions for
its 2013 product editions, the company is confident that it can deliver another
strong year. The Full Research Report on AVG Technologies NV - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge at:
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