The move could help Cisco shore up its position in the network security industry after losing market share in the last few years to more competitive rivals including Palo Alto Networks and Check Point
Network security company expands its cloud-based malware protection services with acquisition of start-up Immunet.
ClamAV is being bought (and improved by) Sourcefire. This is a win for the market and for Sourcefire. And for open source.
A few first-quarter data points, from organizations and products ranging from Funambol to Sourcefire to Firefox, suggest that open source is shining even amid a cloudy economy.
Nokia security appliances will run Sourcefire's Intrusion Prevention System to offer businesses enhanced network security.
Company's $225 million acquisition of Sourcefire comes as Check Point tries to expand beyond its core firewall and VPN businesses.
Sourcefire says hackers could potentially execute malicious code on a system running earlier versions of Snort.
Sourcefire announced Wednesday that it has raised an additional $5.5 million of first-round funding, bringing its total financing for the round to $7.55 million. Sierra Ventures and Core Capital Partners led the additional funding. Sierra has three seats on the company's six-person board of directors, and Core Capital controls one seat. The Columbia, Md.-based company will use the money to fund research and development and hire more employees, especially in its sales and marketing divisions. Sourcefire makes hardware and software that helps businesses protect their computer networks against intrusions and hacker attacks.
The maker of chips for digital cameras pulls in $22 million...IceFyre snags cool $19 million... Sourcefire scoops up $11 million.