Sourcefire Delivers 20 Gbps Intrusion Prevention Solution

IPS incorporates intelligent load balancing technology within two 3D9900 sensors

January 21, 2010

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COLUMBIA, Md., January 19, 2010 " Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in intelligent Cybersecurity solutions, today announced a new 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) solution. By clustering two 10 Gbps 3D9900 Sensors, the Sourcefire 3D' System can now support throughput up to 20 Gbps, delivering leading protection for high-speed enterprise and data center networks. Unlike competitive IPS clustering solutions, Sourcefire's 20 Gbps IPS cluster incorporates intelligent load balancing technology within each 3D9900 Sensor, eliminating the additional cost and complexity of external load balancing devices.

"As organizations grow their bandwidth needs to accommodate increasing applications and users, Sourcefire is committed to delivering easy to install, cost effective and scalable solutions that help protect customers' investments," said Tom Ashoff, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Sourcefire. "With the 3D9900 cluster, we are providing customers with the ability to protect their fastest network segments with the same Sourcefire 3D' System technology they trust throughout the rest of their network."

The new 3D9900 Sensor is optimized to support simultaneous execution of IPS, Real-time Network Awareness (RNA') and Real-time User Awareness (RUA) processes, and is available in two configurations " with four 10 Gbps SR fiber ports or twelve 1 Gbps copper ports. It can be deployed in inline or passive mode both at the edge and the data center to protect customers' most critical information and infrastructure. With up to 10 Gbps of throughput and fully redundant configurations, the 3D9900 meets the demanding requirements of today's largest networks.

The Sourcefire 3D9900 Sensor is available immediately. Support for the 3D9900-based 20 Gbps cluster is anticipated for the first half of 2010. For more information on Sourcefire's family of 3D Sensor appliances, please go to:

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent 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 50 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

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