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Cisco-Sourcefire Integration Takes Shape

Integration includes adding Sourcefire's AMP technology into its email and Web security appliances

When Cisco acquired Sourcefire last year for $2.7 billion, there were a lot of questions about how the networking giant would integrate the IPS vendor's technology into its portfolio. On Monday, Cisco began filling in the blanks by unveiling the first phase of its integration efforts.

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The integration includes adding Sourcefire's Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) technology into its email and Web security appliances, as well as its Cloud Web Security Service. Cisco also announced additions to the FirePower network security appliance line it acquired from Sourcefire, and expanded its open source efforts by adding open source application detection functionality into the Snort engine. Snort is the open source IDS engine created by Martin Roesch before he founded Sourcefire.

At a media event in San Francisco as RSA Conference 2014 was kicking off, Chris Young, senior vice president of the Cisco Security Business Unit, called the Sourcefire integration a "new security model" that reflects the need for pervasive protection before, during and after an attack.

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Marcia Savage is the managing editor for Network Computing, and has been covering technology for 15 years. She has written and edited for CRN and spent several years covering information security for SC Magazine and TechTarget. Marcia began her journalism career in daily ... View Full Bio

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