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Sourcefire Debuts Integrated Security Tool

Managing enterprise security is a complicated endeavor. With so many potential attack points across the network, security professionals are clamoring for a unified view of the enterprise.

Sourcefire thinks it has an answer. The company, known to many as the leading commercial sponsor of the Snort IDS project, has debuted Razorback, an open source framework that aims to deliver a holistic view of security in the enterprise by collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources. eSecurity Planet takes a look.


Modern enterprise security often involves multiple security technologies, including firewall, IPS and antivirus tools, which can't always integrate to provide a broader view of security events and data risks. But with attackers persistently probing a range of enterprise defenses looking for weaknesses, that broader view becomes a must-have. How can all the different collection points for network and application data be managed so security professionals can stop attacks?

Enter security vendor Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE), a company that is perhaps best known as the lead commercial sponsor behind the open source Snort IDS project, and which is now attempting to build a solution that it says provides broad visibility into enterprise security.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Sourcefire Launches Razorback Open Source Security Framework