Sourcefire, Bradford Networks Partner On Network Security, Remediation

Companies have integrated the Sourcefire 3D System with Bradford Networks' Campus Manager and NAC Director for automated remediation against potential attacks, vulnerabilities, or policy violations

August 12, 2009

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COLUMBIA, MD and CONCORD, NH, August 10, 2009 " Open source innovator and Snort' creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Cybersecurity, and Bradford Networks, the leading provider of advanced network access control (NAC) solutions, today announced that the companies have integrated the Sourcefire 3D' System with Bradford Networks' Campus Manager and NAC Director for automated remediation against potential attacks, vulnerabilities or policy violations. Through this collaboration, Sourcefire's leading intrusion prevention system (IPS) with RNA' (Real-time Network Awareness ) will alert Bradford's network access control (NAC) solution to network events that require action or remediation, such as limiting network access or denying it all together.

The combination of leading technology from Sourcefire' and Bradford enables users to easily monitor and respond to issues arising from unauthorized users, devices, access or activities. Specifically, this integration provides users with the following capabilities:

  • If the Sourcefire IPSTM detects a potentially malicious or compromised host inside the network, it can alert Bradford NAC Director or Campus Manager to quarantine that host.

    • If a host violates a Sourcefire compliance rule or white list, Bradford NAC Director or Campus Manager can quarantine that host.

      "As networks are becoming more and more diverse, security teams are being tasked with enforcing policies on network segments they know little about," said Gregg Bjork, CEO of Bradford Networks. "Sourcefire's increased network intelligence enables our solution to take action against a much wider array of events than we would normally see, which is a huge advantage to customers who trust us to enforce policies on critical network segments."

      The combination of leading intrusion prevention capabilities and RNA visibility enable the Sourcefire 3D System to identify threats and changes in real-time, so that users can customize and continuously monitor security policies for increased protection. Bradford NAC Director automatically identifies authorized users, registered devices and verifies device compliance before granting network access. When Sourcefire and Bradford solutions work in parallel, organizations can achieve greater levels of protection against both internal and external threats.

      "The Sourcefire 3D System is much more than an IPS; it provides users with increased visibility into the systems, users and traffic on the network," said Matt McCormick, Vice President of Business Development at Sourcefire. "This integration with Bradford Networks provides customers the ability to leverage Sourcefire's leading intrusion prevention and network intelligence capabilities for improved network protection and compliance policy enforcement."

      For more information, customers should contact their Sourcefire or Bradford Networks sales representative.

      About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire's IPS and Real-time Adaptive Security solution equips customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense " protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. Through the years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike " with more than 40 awards and accolades. Today, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

      SOURCEFIRE', SNORT', the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD, SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER', SOURCEFIRE 3D', RNA', RUA, DAEMONLOGGER, CLAMAV', SOURCEFIRE SOLUTIONS NETWORK, 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.

      About Bradford Bradford Networks is a proven leader in securing today's heterogeneous networks. Bradford's adaptive security platform fortifies networks and leverages features from existing infrastructure to dynamically enforce policies across both wired and wireless networks. Bradford solutions uniquely identify and profile every device and every user to provide complete visibility and control. Hundreds of customers and millions of users worldwide rely on Bradford to secure their critical IT assets and automate security operations. Privately held, Bradford Networks is headquartered in Concord, N.H. For more information, call (603) 228-5300 or visit

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