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Sourcefire and Newell Rubbermaid to Co-Present at 2009 Gartner IT Security Summit

Open source innovator and Snort® creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Cyber Security, today announced that Martin Roesch, the company’s founder and author of Snort, and Michael Wilcox, IT Security Manager for Newell Rubbermaid, a Sourcefire customer, will present together at the 2009 Gartner IT Security Summit. They will discuss the need for intelligent network security to effectively protect today’s networks from dynamic threats.

While most of today’s cyber security solutions are static and based on assumptions that were made years ago, today’s evolving networks and security threats require protection that can adapt. During this joint session, Wilcox and Roesch will discuss the elements of intelligent cyber security that are needed to effectively protect network assets, including complete network visibility, relevant event context, automated impact assessment and IPS tuning.

“Effective Network Security in a Dynamic World”

Who:   Michael Wilcox, IT Security Manager at Newell Rubbermaid
Martin Roesch, CTO and Founder of Sourcefire, Creator of Snort
When: Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 4:00pm EDT
Where: Gartner IT Security Summit; Potomac Ballroom C
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, DC

Michael Wilcox has over 12 years of IT experience in areas including incident response, vulnerability assessment, encryption, forensics, identity management and policy development. Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid, he worked as technical instructor and network manager for a computer training company and was the manager of interactive services for an advertising agency. In addition, he has various IT certifications including CISSP, CISM, MCSE, and ITIL Foundations.

Martin Roesch has a long history of identifying real-world challenges and developing solutions that address those exact needs, delivering innovative technologies that consistently change the way users protect their networks and assets. Snort, which recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary, is the world's most widely deployed Intrusion Detection and Prevention technology with more than 225,000 active users and over 3.7 million downloads to date. As the de facto standard for intrusion detection and prevention, Snort is used extensively by Fortune 100 and Global 500 enterprises and government agencies. Snort’s success served as a springboard for Roesch to start Sourcefire.

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Cyber Security solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS and Real-time Adaptive Security solution equips 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 40 awards and accolades. Today, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit http://www.sourcefire.com.

SOURCEFIRE®, SNORT®, the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD™, SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER®, SOURCEFIRE 3D®, RNA®, RUA™, DAEMONLOGGER™, CLAMAV®, SOURCEFIRE SOLUTIONS NETWORK™, 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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