Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Analytics

7/9/2007
12:00 PM
Connect Directly
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Sourcefire Goes Gigabit

Snort vendor today to unveil multifunction platform aimed at large enterprises, service providers

Sourcefire today will unwrap a new gigabit-speed, combination network sensor appliance that supports next-generation IPv6 networks.

The new 3D9800 is aimed at large enterprises and service providers, and connects at 1 and 10 Gbit/s and handles aggregate throughput of up to 10 Gbit/s, according to Sourcefire officials. The appliance also detects attacks in IPv6 traffic as well as IPv6 traffic tunneled in IPv4.

Sourcefire's 3D platform handles IDS/IPS, NAC, network behavioral analysis, and vulnerability assessment, including Sourcefire's Snort IDS/IPS platform. "They're staying true to their strategy, finding ways to leverage Snort into non-IDS functionality" for the enterprise, says Nick Selby, senior analyst and director of the enterprise security practice at The 451 Group. A key element of Sourcefire's strategy is its recently announced Real-Time User Awareness (RUA) product, he says, which ties security events to specific users rather than just to IP addresses.

"We're not just the IPS vendor everyone knows and loves," says Steve Piper, director of product marketing for Sourcefire. "We're expanding to solutions that benefit enterprises -- defense, IPS, network behavioral analysis, network access control, and vulnerability assessment."

Piper says the company's NAC approach differs from that of Cisco, Microsoft, and the Trusted Computing Group. "We are focused on post-connect -- what the users are doing the other 23 hours and 59 minutes of the day."

Meanwhile, a wave of next-generation firewalls is starting to incorporate IDS/IPS technology. So what does that mean for Sourcefire and its flagship Snort technology? "We agree there is a lot of synergy between the firewall and the IDS/IPS," Sourcefire's Piper says. But he says the firewall will remain a separate capability in larger enterprises -- as the policy enforcement point.

Sourcefire's 3D9800 Sensor will ship in the second half of the year. Pricing has not been finalized, according to Sourcefire officials.

— Kelly Jackson Higgins, Senior Editor, Dark Reading

  • Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)
  • The 451 Group
  • Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)
  • Sourcefire Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE)
  • Trusted Computing Group

    Kelly Jackson Higgins is the Executive Editor of Dark Reading. She is an award-winning veteran technology and business journalist with more than two decades of experience in reporting and editing for various publications, including Network Computing, Secure Enterprise ... View Full Bio

    Comment  | 
    Print  | 
    More Insights
  • Comments
    Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
    News
    Inside the Ransomware Campaigns Targeting Exchange Servers
    Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  4/2/2021
    Commentary
    Beyond MITRE ATT&CK: The Case for a New Cyber Kill Chain
    Rik Turner, Principal Analyst, Infrastructure Solutions, Omdia,  3/30/2021
    Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
    White Papers
    Video
    Cartoon
    Current Issue
    2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
    We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you today!
    Flash Poll
    How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
    How Enterprises are Developing Secure Applications
    Recent breaches of third-party apps are driving many organizations to think harder about the security of their off-the-shelf software as they continue to move left in secure software development practices.
    Twitter Feed
    Dark Reading - Bug Report
    Bug Report
    Enterprise Vulnerabilities
    From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
    CVE-2021-27706
    PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
    Buffer Overflow in Tenda G1 and G3 routers with firmware version V15.11.0.17(9502)_CN allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted action/"IPMacBindIndex "request. This occurs because the "formIPMacBindDel" function directly passes the parameter "IPMacBind...
    CVE-2021-27707
    PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
    Buffer Overflow in Tenda G1 and G3 routers with firmware v15.11.0.17(9502)_CN allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted action/"portMappingIndex "request. This occurs because the "formDelPortMapping" function directly passes the parameter "portMappingIn...
    CVE-2021-28098
    PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
    An issue was discovered in Forescout CounterACT before 8.1.4. A local privilege escalation vulnerability is present in the logging function. SecureConnector runs with administrative privileges and writes logs entries to a file in %PROGRAMDATA%\ForeScout SecureConnector\ that has full permissions for...
    CVE-2021-30493
    PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
    Multiple system services installed alongside the Razer Synapse 3 software suite perform privileged operations on entries within the ChromaBroadcast subkey. These privileged operations consist of file name concatenation of a runtime log file that is used to store runtime log information. In other wor...
    CVE-2021-30494
    PUBLISHED: 2021-04-14
    Multiple system services installed alongside the Razer Synapse 3 software suite perform privileged operations on entries within the Razer Chroma SDK subkey. These privileged operations consist of file name concatenation of a runtime log file that is used to store runtime log information. In other wo...