MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the world leader in mobile communications, today announces plans to offer Sourcefires Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) on its portfolio of high-performance IP Security Platforms. Nokia Intrusion Prevention with Sourcefire will provide enterprises with defense-in-depth by analyzing network traffic to discover risks, determine their business impact and take actions to defend the network. This complete network visibility allows companies not only to address existing threats, but to actually prevent some of the attacks that plague them.
Sourcefires Intrusion Prevention system leverages open source Snort® technology, which it created and manages. Widely regarded as the de facto standard for Intrusion Prevention, Snort has been downloaded more than three million times and protects many of the worlds most critical networks. Nokia Intrusion Prevention will offer Sourcefires technology on Nokia IP Security Platforms, which are purpose-built for security in both traditional and mobile environments, and feature the hardened Nokia IPSO secure operating system. Offering Sourcefire on Nokia gives customers access to one of the industrys best Intrusion Prevention technologies backed by the global scale and world-class First Call Final Resolution global support services of Nokia.
Nokia Intrusion Prevention customers will also be backed by the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT), a group of intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. Through its association with more than 100,000 active users in the Snort open source community, the VRT receives the benefit of worldwide visibility into emerging threats.
Threats are becoming more sophisticated, targeting the application, not just the network, said Tom Furlong, vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia. Even amid complex mobile application deployments, Nokia is enabling our customers to deploy a comprehensive defense in-depth strategy. At Nokia, we are committed to delivering a complete security portfolio with best-of-breed software such as Sourcefires to allow enterprises to add key security elements as they mobilize their workers.
Companies are adopting mobile and remote access technologies in greater numbers today, which leads to new security concerns that firewalls alone simply arent enough to address, said Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services, IDC. For that reason, solutions such as Intrusion Prevention are becoming vitally important for protecting company networks.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK)