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Sourcefire Takes Aim at Threat Management

Much of this functionality was already built into Sourcefire's Defense Center. The company's passive OS and application detection, coupled with its IDS and anomaly-detection engine, offer a good view of post-connect behavior. What's missing as a NAC solution is the host assessment component and/or parnterships with NAC vendors.

Mike Fratto
NWC Technology Editor

Open-source security vendor Sourcefire detailed its threat management strategy this week, building on four existing products to collect and analyze security intelligence.

The strategy leverages data gathering and correlation capabilities of its intrusion prevention, network behavior analysis, network access control and vulnerability assessment products to safeguard enterprise networks before, during and after an attack.

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