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Sourcefire Snags Antivirus Player Immunet

Maybe IPS isn't enough to keep the barbarians out of the gate. Sourcefire seems to think so, as it looks to expand its security technology with the $21 million acquisition of Immunet in an all-cash deal.

In Immunet, Sourcefire acquires a cloud-based anti-malware technology that is designed to work alongside conventional security applications. The deal follows on a longstanding partnership between the two companies. Datamation has the story on Sourcefire's acquisition of Immunet.

Next generation firewall, IPS and anti-malware, anti-virus capabilities could be coming together soon. IPS vendor Sourcefire (NASDAQ:FIRE) announced that it is acquiring privately held anti-malware vendor Immunet for $21 million in cash.

Immunet develops cloud-based anti-malware capabilities for consumers. The two companies have been partners for several years with the joint ClamAV for Windows Desktop solution that debuted in March of 2010.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Sourcefire Acquires AV Vendor Immunet