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  • 8 March 2011 08:44

Immunet Surpasses 1 Million Users, Outperforms Anti-Malware Rivals In Recent Test

Immunet’s collective immunity harnesses the power of global users for increased malware protection

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Immunet, the company’s advanced cloud-based anti-malware solution, has surpassed one million users. Immunet hit this milestone due to its revolutionary community-based detection model that simplifies the sharing of protection with one’s most trusted contacts. Immunet’s cloud-based approach enables organisations to better protect against zero-day attacks with real-time protection driven by intelligence from its user community. Each time a virus is blocked on one computer in the Immunet Community all other PCs are instantly protected from the same virus.

“Immunet has been widely accepted throughout the industry because it fills a critical void – delivering true real-time malware protection,” said Oliver Friedrichs, Senior Vice President of the Cloud Technology Group at Sourcefire. “Unlike other anti-malware technologies, Immunet is an extremely light-weight solution that leverages a ‘strength in numbers’ approach to ensure that once one user is protected, all remaining users are instantly protected as well.” Sourcefire recently announced Immunet 3.0, which enables small businesses and consumers to create custom anti-malware signatures for more accurate protection against targeted attacks. Immunet 3.0 also offers an innovative Cloud Recall feature that can remediate previously approved files and automatically quarantine them in real time based on new threat information. In addition, the Immunet technology recently outperformed all of its competitors and successfully defended against 100 percent of malware attacks in an independent test conducted by the Malware Research Group. Immunet 3.0 is available as a free anti-malware download from the Immunet website, can upgrade to Immunet 3.0 Plus for advanced, offline protection at anytime. About Sourcefire Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize 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 recognized 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

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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