On October 7, 2013 Cisco completed the acquisition of Sourcefire, a leader in intelligent cyber security solutions. With the close of this acquisition, Cisco will provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolios, as well as a broad set of enforcement and remediation options that are integrated, pervasive, continuous and open.
The increased scrutiny on security is being driven by the evolving trends of mobility, cloud computing, and advanced targeted attacks. More than the attacks themselves, a major consideration is the change in what defines a network, which goes beyond traditional walls and includes data centers, endpoints, virtual and mobile to make up the extended network. A threat-centric security model lets customers address the full attack continuum, across all attack vectors, and respond at any time, all the time.
Cisco and Sourcefire customers will benefit from Cisco’s commitment to drive forward both the ASA and FirePOWER platforms. Cisco is also committed to open source innovation and will continue to support Snort, ClamAV and other open source projects.