Welcome!

Artificial Intelligence Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Yeshim Deniz, Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White

News Feed Item

Sourcefire Empowers Secure Virtualization Through Information Superiority

FireAMP Virtual and Virtual Next-Generation IPS Provide Real-Time Visibility and Control to Protect the Virtual Enterprise

COLUMBIA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 08/27/12 -- Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced its latest solutions to address critical customer needs for virtualized security -- FireAMP™ Virtual and Virtual Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) with application control. These new solutions deliver Information Superiority by providing large enterprises and government organizations the visibility and control required to address the dynamic nature of constantly changing virtual deployments and evolving threats targeting those systems.

Sourcefire's comprehensive approach connects physical and virtual security elements, while also integrating network and application awareness with big data analytics for increased security intelligence. Continuous monitoring and threat protection ensures that users can structure appropriate network defenses and respond comprehensively and systematically across the entire security infrastructure.

"Any security control that depends on detecting information of interest from the network is ineffective in the virtual switch unless the control itself resides or can see the data traffic in the virtual network," said Eric Ahlm, Research Director at Gartner. "The challenge is that not all network security controls have visibility into the virtual network that resides in the hypervisor. This can create blind spots in security controls that are monitoring only the physical network. Attacks that happen on the virtual switch will go undetected until they happen on a physical network with security controls."(1)

Sourcefire® Virtual Real-Time Visibility, Control and Protection
FireAMP Virtual protects VMware virtual instances from advanced malware and stops threats that bypass other security layers. The technology leverages cloud-based detection capabilities to analyze and block malware and lets enterprises create custom signatures to address newly discovered threats. It also uses Cloud Recall™ to provide continuous analysis of historical file activity to discover and remediate threats that were previously missed. Designed for VMware environments, FireAMP Virtual increases efficiency through integration with the agentless VMware vShield architecture. Customers deploying both FireAMP and FireAMP Virtual benefit from having seamless visibility and control to identify and remediate advanced malware across their entire environment.

Virtual NGIPS overcomes the lack of visibility traditional physical intrusion prevention products have over virtualized environments, with the ability to deliver application control along with a virtual management console. Sourcefire Virtual NGIPS can inspect virtual machine (VM)-to-VM communications, providing full NGIPS capabilities to protect VMware-based virtual networks. It also provides optional URL filtering to reduce the surface area of attack.

"Sourcefire's virtual solutions are just the latest example of our commitment to protecting our customers from the most sophisticated attacks -- whether they target physical, mobile or virtual systems," said Martin Roesch, founder, CTO and interim CEO of Sourcefire. "As with physical assets, security in a virtualized setting should be about more than just stopping attacks; you also need to continually drive visibility, control and management. Sourcefire's virtual solutions give organizations the confidence to launch or expand virtualized systems by offering insight and protection throughout their changing enterprises."

Webinar: Break Through the Virtualization Security Roadblock
Most security professionals lack the visibility into and control over virtualized infrastructure to defend it effectively. Join Sourcefire for a live webinar that will help attendees learn to "Break Through the Virtualization Security Roadblock with Information Superiority." Visit the following page to register for one of three events: http://info.sourcefire.com/VirtualEnterprise.html.

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® 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 www.sourcefire.com.

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) Gartner "Market Trends: Virtual Data Center Security, Worldwide, 2012," by Eric Ahlm, June 28, 2012

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Media Contact:
Jennifer Leggio
Sourcefire, Inc.
650.260.4025
[email protected]

Investor Contact:
Staci Mortenson
ICR, Inc.
203.682.8273
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
Early Bird Registration Discount Expires on August 31, 2018 Conference Registration Link ▸ HERE. Pick from all 200 sessions in all 10 tracks, plus 22 Keynotes & General Sessions! Lunch is served two days. EXPIRES AUGUST 31, 2018. Ticket prices: ($1,295-Aug 31) ($1,495-Oct 31) ($1,995-Nov 12) ($2,500-Walk-in)
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Nicolas Fierro is CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions. He is a programmer, technologist, and operations dev who has worked with Ethereum and blockchain since 2014. His knowledge in blockchain dates to when he performed dev ops services to the Ethereum Foundation as one the privileged few developers to work with the original core team in Switzerland.
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...