Malware Research Group Testing Shows that Immunet Delivers Industry’s

Best Protection Against “In the Wild” Threats

Wokingham, UK, 1st February 2011 -- Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that in a recent independent test, its cloud-based anti-malware solution Immunet successfully protected against 100 percent of malware attacks, outperforming all competitors. 

“Malware Research Group conducted an extensive test of every leading anti-malware solution and put them through their paces against potentially malicious applications located in the wild,” said Sveta Miladinov, Founder & CEO of Malware Research Group.  “Immunet was the only solution to pass our test with 100 percent detection, which is quite a feat when you look at the testing environment and the solutions it was pitted against.”

In real-world scenarios, the Malware Research Group compared the ability of 20 anti-malware solutions to detect 15 rogue or “potentially unwanted applications” (PUAs), ranging from non-malicious, minimal functionality applications to software designed to steal financial information. In comparing the ability of anti-malware solutions to detect these applications, it simulated real-world user experiences, which highlighted each solution’s ability to detect potentially damaging software in real time.  Immunet was the only solution to protect against all 15 applications tested and was unrivaled by any other solution. 

“The Malware Research Group created a testing scenario that maps the challenges users face on a daily basis, so that organisations can use these results to inform their anti-malware strategies and improve their protection efforts,” said Martin Roesch, Sourcefire’s CTO and Founder.  “We are proud of Immunet’s performance, as it validates our cloud-based approach and the power of our collective user base in protecting the entire Immunet community against the latest potential malware.”

Immunet combines the collective intelligence of a growing user community, the speed of cloud computing, advanced data mining and machine learning technologies to provide a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity.

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions.  Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organisations and government agencies manage and minimise network security risks. Sourcefire’s IPS, Real-time Network Awareness and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip 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 recognised for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike – with more than 50 awards and accolades. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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