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Sourcefire closes $7.55 million round

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.

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.