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Bringing big data analytics-based security to Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Nov. 21, 2012
Network security firm Sourcefire Malaysia announces latest network protection portfolio.

Ivan Wen Country Manager of Sourcefire (CWM) modified

Photo - Ivan Wen, country manager, Sourcefire Malaysia.


Network security provider Sourcefire Malaysia has launched its latest FirePOWER appliance family in Malaysia, which is designed to protect businesses from advanced malware threats.

Speaking on 19 November 2012, Sourcefire Malaysia country manager Ivan Wen said the new iteration of the solution has enhanced protection against sophisticated malware, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks. "It also provides visibility and control of modern threats on the network - right from the point of entry, to propagation, and with post-infection remediation."

"It is critical for organisations to take a proactive stance to mitigating the impact of sophisticated malware that can very quickly permeate a network," said Wen. "The Sourcefire's FirePOWER minimises the propagation of advanced malware by creating forensic fingerprints of files to identify known malware, track file movement and identify attack targets for focused remediation."

"With Sourcefire's big data analytics capabilities, this advanced malware protection also delivers continuous file analysis and retrospective alerting to notify users of malicious files. It provides similar protection for devices, enabling visibility into malware trajectory, and rapid cleanup to avoid re-infection," he said.

Wen said the three new models of the FirePOWER appliances include FirePOWER 7010 (50 Mbps), FirePOWER 7020 (100 Mbps) and the FirePOWER 7030 (250 Mbps).

"In addition, the latest Sourcefire's 5.1.1 software is also released to serve as the foundation to enhance network awareness and strengthen threat prevention," he said. "The FirePOWER 7000 Series appliance lineup and the new Sourcefire 5.1.1 software features file-type detection and control, as well as security intelligence for IP reputation and blacklisting. With the new models, Sourcefire's performance range now spans from 50 Mbps to 40+ Gbps."

Wen said the latest FirePOWER appliance family comprised Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS), application control, Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) models, and advanced malware protection under one universal security platform to support the industries' evolving security needs.

"Adding advanced malware protection for FirePOWER has significantly expanded our product benefits to help local companies combat threats before, during and after an attack," he said, adding that both advanced malware protection for FirePOWER and 5.1.1 would be available in Malaysia from the end of November, with the new FirePOWER 7000 series appliance available within the next three months.


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