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Sourcefire defends against network malware

Anuradha Shukla | March 1, 2013
Provides increased deployment flexibility for organisations needing immediate protection against advanced malware.

Sourcefire is allowing users to defend against sophisticated network malware with the release of an Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) appliance.

Built on the FirePOWER platform, the AMP appliance provides increased deployment flexibility for organisations that need immediate protection against advanced malware.

The new tool provides protection right from the point of entry, through propagation, till post-infection remediation.

Organisations will experience deployment flexibility through this platform if they require immediate protection against advanced malware.

"Organisations 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," said Jon Oltsik, senior principal analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group.

Creates forensic fingerprints

By creating forensic fingerprints of files, the solution helps organisations to identify known malware and track file movement. In addition, it enables them to identify attack targets for focused remediation.

The AMP appliance is deployed inline and notifies users of malicious files that have entered their environment.

Sourcefire also offers AMP for FirePOWER, a licence option for Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems and Next-Generation Firewall solutions.

Another recent offering from Sourcefire is the new Incident Response Professional Services that enable customers to identify an event, evaluate the risk and determine the most effective approach to remediate.

"Sourcefire's threat-centric approach to security gives organisations continuous visibility, analysis and control across their environment and along the full attack continuum - before, during and after an attack," said Martin Roesch, Sourcefire founder and interim CEO. 


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