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February 28, 2013

Sourcefire Unveils Dedicated Advanced Malware Protection Appliance

Sourcefire, Inc., a provider of intelligent cyber security solutions that help organizations of all sizes and government agencies to minimize network security risks, recently launched its dedicated Advanced Malware Protection appliance.

Built on the industry-leading FirePOWER platform, the newly introduced appliance helps users defend against sophisticated network malware – from the point of entry, through propagation, to post-infection remediation.

The dedicated appliance is deployed inline and offers increased deployment flexibility for organizations that require immediate protection against advanced malware. It also delivers network protection with malware detection and blocking, continuous file analysis and retrospective security.

In a statement, Jon Oltsik, Senior Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (News - Alert) said: “Given today’s threat landscape, advanced malware detection and protection discussions should extend beyond blocking/prevention and highlight security intelligence, analytics, incident detection/response and lessons learned.”

He further added: “Organizations need to shift from tools that are mere gateways to an enterprise network security approach for better protection against a broader range of threats and vulnerabilities over time.”

The AMP appliance creates forensic fingerprints of files to identify known malware, track file movement and identify attack targets for focused remediation.

Officials said that the solution uses Sourcefire’s big data analytics and provides continuous file analysis and retrospective alerting. This allows users to be notified of malicious files that have entered their environment, even if they were previously classified as safe.

The dedicated AMP appliance comprises 100 seats of FireAMP, Sourcefire’s advanced malware protection solution for endpoints, mobile devices and virtual networks.  With the help of the combination of the appliances and FireAMP connectors, users are allowed to see how malware enters, infects and moves through an environment. They are also able to respond decisively to threats and quickly remediate.

In related TMC (News - Alert) news, Sourcefire has expanded its advanced malware protection offerings to include new Incident Response Professional Services that assist customers in addressing advanced malware challenges.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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