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  • 8 February 2011 11:27

Sourcefire’s Immunet Anti-Malware Solution Delivers 100 Percent Protection In Independent Test Outperforming All Competitors

Malware Research Group Testing Shows that Immunet Delivers Industry’s Best Protection Against “In the Wild” Threats

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced Immunet, its cloud-based anti-malware solution, successfully protected against 100 percent of malware attacks in a recent independent test, outperforming all competitors.

“Malware Research Group conducted an extensive test of every leading anti-malware solution, putting them through their paces against potentially malicious applications we located in the wild,” said Sveta Miladinov, Founder & CEO of Malware Research Group. “Immunet is the only solution to pass our test with 100 percent detection, which is quite a feat when you look at the testing environment and the solutions it was pitted against.”

In real-world scenarios, the Malware Research Group compared the ability of 20 anti-malware solutions to detect 15 rogue or “potentially unwanted applications” (PUAs), ranging from non-malicious, minimal functionality applications to software designed to steal financial information. In comparing the ability of anti-malware solutions to detect these applications, it simulated real-world user experiences, which highlighted each solution’s ability to detect potentially damaging software in real time. Immunet was the only solution to protect against all 15 applications tested, which was unrivaled by any other solution.

“The Malware Research Group created a testing scenario that maps to the challenges users face on a daily basis, so that organisations can use these results to inform their anti-malware strategies and improve their protection efforts,” said Martin Roesch, Sourcefire’s CTO and Founder. “We are proud of Immunet’s performance, as it validates our cloud-based approach and the power of our collective user base in protecting the entire Immunet community against the latest potential malware.”

Immunet combines the collective intelligence of a growing user community, the speed of cloud computing, advanced data mining and machine learning technologies to provide a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity.

About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organisations and government agencies manage and minimise network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS, Real-time Network Awareness and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip 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 recognised for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike – with more than 50 awards and accolades. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit http://www.sourcefire.com. SOURCEFIRE®, Sourcefire IPS™, SNORT®, RAZORBACK™, the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD™, SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER®, SOURCEFIRE 3D®, RNA®, RUA®, DAEMONLOGGER™, CLAMAV®, Immunet™ and certain other trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcefire, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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