Sourcefire Hires Managing Director Of Asia Pacific Operations

Snort creator appoints Ammar Hindi to oversee business development

June 9, 2009

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COLUMBIA, Md., June 8, 2009 " Open source innovator and Snort' creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Cyber Security, today announced that Ammar Hindi has joined the company as the Managing Director of Asia Pacific operations. In this position, Hindi will oversee corporate operations across the region, including sales, business development and strategic marketing activities.

"To address the potential we see in the Asia Pacific region, it was imperative to recruit a strong leader like Ammar Hindi to focus the company's efforts," said John Burris, Chief Executive Officer at Sourcefire. "The worldwide Snort user base creates a significant opportunity for Sourcefire in APAC, and with Ammar's proven track record of successfully leading business expansion initiatives, he is the right person to leverage the community and expand the Sourcefire brand while further building Snort's following."

Hindi has more than 15 years of experience in sales and management positions launching Asia Pacific business initiatives. Prior to joining Sourcefire, Hindi was the managing director for Asia Pacific operations at Ipanema Technologies, where he developed and executed the sales and marketing strategy responsible for launching into Australia, Southeast Asia and Japan. Previously, Hindi served as managing director for Asia Pacific operations at Micromuse, where he expanded operations into the regional telecommunication and finance industries.

Sourcefire' currently has sales operations around the globe, leveraging both a direct sales force and an indirect channel partner strategy. In 2008, the company announced the expansion of the EMEA channel partner program, adding partners in Russia, France, Saudi Arabia, Ireland, Sweden and Germany.

About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Cyber Security 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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