Sourcefire, Qualys Partner On Real-Time Risk Analysis

Sourcefire has become a Qualys Solution Partner, and the companies have integrated the Sourcefire 3D System with QualysGuard

July 28, 2009

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Columbia, Md. and Redwood Shores, Ca., July 22, 2009 " Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Cybersecurity, and Qualys', Inc., the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions, today announced that Sourcefire' has become a Qualys Solution Partner and the companies have integrated the Sourcefire 3D' System with QualysGuard'.

The combination of Sourcefire and Qualys enables organizations to further reduce the number of actionable network threats by leveraging Sourcefire Defense Center' to correlate threats detected by Sourcefire's intrusion prevention system (IPS) against host vulnerabilities identified by QualysGuard. With Sourcefire and Qualys working in tandem, the number of actionable network threats detected by the Sourcefire IPS can be vastly reduced, leading to increased security and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

"Through our innovative partnership with Sourcefire, customers are able to gain increased insight into the relevancy of attacks, so that they can focus on those threats that matter most," said Wolfgang Kandek, Chief Technology Officer at Qualys.

This integration provides customers with the ability to import QualysGuard scan data into the Sourcefire RNA' (Real-time Network Awareness) host database, combining real-time network discovery information with active vulnerability scan data. This enables users to quickly determine if a host is actually vulnerable to a given exploit, saving valuable analysis time.

"Organizations waste a lot of time addressing threats that actually have no impact to their networks," said Martin Roesch, Founder and CTO at Sourcefire. "By combining RNA's real-time network intelligence with Qualys' active scan data, the Sourcefire 3D System can now reduce the number of actionable alerts and allows the customer to focus on the ones that actually impact their environment."

About Qualys Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions " delivered as a service. Qualys' Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard' service is used today by more than 3,500 organizations in 85 countries, including 40 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 200 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I(TS)2, LAC, NTT, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, TELUS and VeriSign. For more information, please visit

About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), 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

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