3D8000 series now allows quad stacking

October 10, 2011

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Columbia, MD – October 10, 2011 -- Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of new appliances, increasing customer agility by giving them the ability to support a wide range of performance requirements. With this announcement Sourcefire' continues to deliver on its Agile Security vision, expanding its portfolio of intelligent, adaptive security solutions.

This launch brings new models and enhancements to the 3D8000 series for high-end performance networks, introduces the new 3D7000 series of appliances for mid-range performance networks, and delivers a new SSL Appliance that delivers lightning fast SSL decryption. Leveraging Sourcefire’s FirePOWERTM technology, these appliances provide customers reliable, high quality, flexible security solutions that also maintain ultra-low latency inspection and security feature parity across the 3D8000 and 3D7000 series.

As a customer’s security, network connectivity and performance requirements change, the 3D8000 platform is agile enough to adapt with modular and programmable fail-open interfaces and Sourcefire’s leading FirePOWER unified security architecture.

The 3D8000 series now allows quad stacking so that customers can grow throughput to deliver over 40Gbps of IPS inspection in 10Gbps performance stages. This throughput scalability enables customers to purchase a device based on current performance requirements, and then easily expand throughput as needed. With its new 40 Gigabit Ethernet support, the 3D8000 family also makes Sourcefire the first network security vendor to offer programmable fail-open 40 GbE interfaces to the IPS market.

“With Sourcefire’s Agile Security launch in September, we outlined our vision for the way security solutions need to operate and provided customers with criteria to evaluate their purchases,” said Marc Solomon, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Sourcefire. “The 3D8000 series and the new 3D7000 series appliances illustrate our commitment to the customer, providing them with the flexibility to select their current solution and expand capabilities as their needs change in the future.”

The new SSL 2000 appliance enables customers to see inside encrypted communications to check for attack and misuse at the highest performance point available in the industry. With up to 2Gbps of SSL traffic decrypted in up to 10Gbps of overall traffic, the Sourcefire SSL 2000 appliance delivers the best SSL decryption capability in the industry. Unlike most other SSL decryption solutions this works on both inbound and outbound SSL traffic.

Today’s announcement encompasses all of the following appliances:

3D8250 with Quad Device Stacking 3D8250-40GbE (First 40 GbE interface in an IPS appliance) 3D8130 (4 Gbps IPS inspection / modular interfaces) 3D8120 (2 Gbps IPS inspection / modular interfaces)

3D7120 (1 Gbps IPS inspection / 8 port copper) 3D7110 (500 Mbps IPS inspection / 8 port copper) SSL-2000 (2 Gbps inspection / choice of interface)

About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from the network to the endpoint, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile SecurityTM 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 dozens of 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 infrastructure. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit www.sourcefire.com.

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