Sourcefire Ramps Up Intrusion Prevention

Locking down the enterprise network remains an ongoing challenge for security administrators. To help with this daunting task, intrusion prevention system vendor Sourcefire is unveiling the new 3D System 4.9.1 release, complete with new features that keep an eye on operating system and application traffic — including Web-based applications and sites.

eSecurity Planet takes a look at the new offering from Sourcefire and what its combined open source and proprietary solution aims to deliver for enterprise security pros.

In an effort to secure its users, Sourcefire (NASDAQ: FIRE), a vendor specializing in intrusion prevention systems, this week is improving its ability to identify applications and protect enterprises from security risks.

Intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are a widely deployed network security technology intended to help prevent unauthorized access to a network. When it comes to protecting networks against applications traveling over HTTP, being able to identify application traffic is critical to helping keep enterprises secure.

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Sourcefire Expands IPS App Awareness

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