Sourcefire announces Firepower enhancements

Company improves its 7000 and 8000 series appliances and updates NGIPS, NGFW solutions

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Sourcefire announces Firepower enhancements Martin Roesch from Sourcefire says thatthe Firepower enhancements now deliver continuous protection to their customers.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 11, 2013

Intelligent cybersecurity provider Sourcefire, has announced enhancements to its Firepower security platform, including its 7000 and 8000 series appliances, as well as updates to its Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions.

The Firepower network-based platform is designed to provide customers with a universal security architecture for Sourcefire next-generation security solutions - NGIPS, NGFW and Advanced Malware Protection.

“Organisations today consistently face a growing number of sophisticated, persistent threats to their corporate data, increasing the demand for flexible and scalable security solutions that can be customised to deliver the optimal protection for customers’ environments,” said Martin Roesch, Sourcefire founder and CTO. “With these enhancements to our FirePOWER platform, Sourcefire’s customers can rest assured that they have access to a security solution delivering continuous protection – before, during and after an attack.”

Sourcefire's 7000 and 8000 series appliances are designed to provide customers with superior performance scalability with throughput ranging from 50 Mbps to 40+ Gbps. The company's newest 7115 and 7125 appliances extend this flexibility with modular connectivity options through Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) interface support, enabling the appliances to easily work within a customers' existing network environment and allowing customers to address multiple network configurations with a single device. Sourcefire is also adding four new Network Modules to its 8000 series appliances, increasing connectivity options and port density.

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