Winner: Sourcefire for Sourcefire IPS (based on Snort)

The Sourcefire IPS, based on the Snort detection engine, provides organizations with comprehensive protection against today's sophisticated and evolving threats.

Organizations rely on Sourcefire to protect their networks from malicious attacks and emerging threats. This year, Sourcefire has enhanced its IPS to address new and evolving attacks and vulnerabilities, providing customers with the visibility and intelligence-driven data necessary to proactively combat today's threats.

One of the greatest advantages of the Sourcefire IPS is the knowledgeable community of more than 300,000 open source Snort users, which contribute up-to-the-minute intelligence on new and evolving threats.

With the knowledge of the open source community,
and the expertise of the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT), the company regularly leads the industry in protecting users from new vulnerabilities and emerging threats.

Recently, in an independent test of leading IPS solutions conducted by NSS Labs, Sourcefire earned the highest security effectiveness score, stopping 90 percent of all attacks after tuning. In addition, the Sourcefire IPS delivered 95 percent of the advertised performance using a real-world traffic mix.

Jeff Sherwood, a security professional formerly at H&R Block where he implemented the Sourcefire IPS, spoke at the 2010 Gartner Security Summit about how Sourcefire's adaptive network security tools helped drive down compliance costs.

Brandon Storment from Washington TRU Solutions participated in the Department of Energy Cybersecurity conference, sharing his experiences using Sourcefire to proactively protect sensitive data at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Further, at the 2010 Educause Security Professionals Conference, Tom Webb, the information security officer at the University of South Carolina, discussed how the Sourcefire IPS delivers real-time network intelligence allowing him to protect the university from today's dynamic threats.

Having achieved 10 consecutive quarters of minimum 30 percent growth, Sourcefire continues to exceed industry expectations, from the technological innovation of its solutions to the company's continuing momentum as global provider.


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