Sourcefire Extends Intrusion Prevention to Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Platform

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: ‘FIRE’), the creator of Snort® and cybersecurity vendor, announces its plans to add support for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to Sourcefire’s enterprise IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) portfolio.

Sourcefire has joined the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA), in line with the company’s strategy to deliver heterogeneous hypervisor support to customers.

*The OVA is an organization founded by Red Hat, IBM, HP and Intel to foster the adoption of the open source Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor, upon which Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is based.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sourcefire into the OVA and include their support of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization. Customers will have the ability to protect their virtualized environments with easy-to-deploy, advanced IPS,” says Navin Thadani, senior director, Virtualization Business at Red Hat.

With this joining of OVA, Sourcefire’s Virtual Sensor and Virtual Defense Center solutions support at least three leading virtual environments - Red Hat, Xen and VMware.

Ivan Wen, Country Manager for Sourcefire Malaysia says, “Sourcefire’s support for heterogeneous environments provides added flexibility to enterprises and cloud computing companies that rely on virtualization platforms for a range of applications – especially at remote sites where physical resources may be limited, or in data centers where little rack space remains.”