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Immunet Acquisition Brings Cloud Based AV Technology To Sourcefire

Sourcefire : 07 January, 2011  (Company News)
Sourcefire consolidates its position for supplying cloud-based anti-malware solutions with the acquisition of Immunet
Sourcefire has announced the acquisition of Immunet, a provider of advanced cloud-based anti-malware technologies. The acquisition expands Sourcefire’s security solutions portfolio – adding an advanced cloud platform for delivery of malware protection - and extending the company’s real-time detection and prevention leadership to the cloud.



Immunet combines the collective intelligence of a growing user community, the speed of cloud computing, advanced data mining, and machine learning technologies to provide a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity. This acquisition immediately enables Sourcefire to provide endpoint protection from client-side attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). The cloud-based platform also enables innovative approaches to reputation services, data loss prevention and forensics. Combined with Sourcefire’s next generation network intrusion prevention system (IPS), customers get the most comprehensive protection against today’s threats from cloud to core.



“Immunet is a disruptive innovator in delivering cloud-based security solutions with over 750,000 users in 192 countries,” said John Burris, CEO of Sourcefire. “This acquisition enables Sourcefire to accelerate our cloud initiatives and provides significant value to customers by protecting them against advanced client-side attacks. Immunet’s technologies build upon Sourcefire’s reputation for providing customers with innovative solutions that protect them from the latest threats.”



Sourcefire will retain all fulltime Immunet personnel, including founders Oliver Friedrichs, Alfred Huger and Adam O’Donnell. Immunet employees will join Sourcefire within the Office of the CTO.



“Sourcefire is the perfect company to accelerate Immunet’s path to market,” said Oliver Friedrichs, Immunet Founder and CEO. “Sourcefire secures organisations and individuals worldwide with advanced network security technology. Adding an internet-scale, advanced cloud platform catapults Sourcefire into a leadership position in endpoint protection as well.”



The addition of Immunet further builds Sourcefire’s position as a leading provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, following its Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Razorback announcements in 2010.
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