Sourcefire’s Next-generation Firewall Sets 99% Security Effectiveness

Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions,announces that its FirePOWER™ appliance excelled in the NSS Labs independent Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) product analysis – the industry’s most rigorous NGFW testing available to date.

The FirePOWER 8250 NGFW sets a new standard for security effectiveness and protecting against 99 percent of all attacks.

According to the Country Manager of Sourcefire Malaysia, Ivan Wen, Sourcefire FirePOWER network security appliances are the foundation for Sourcefire’s entire portfolio of network security solutions.

“The universal platform enables customers to seamlessly transition from a Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) to NGIPS with Application Control to a NGFW. And, Sourcefire offers the only NGFW with integrated NGIPS.”

Other highlights of the NSS Labs independent NGFW product analysis of the FirePOWER 8250 NGFW include:
  • 99% protection against attacks on client applications
  • 100% firewall enforcement
  • 100% application control
  • 100% identity/user awareness
  • 10 Gbps for real-world traffic throughput (100 percent of vendor-stated performance)
  • 15M concurrent connections, the maximum allowed by NSS Labs testing equipment
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of USD 33 per Mbps protected
“These test results further demonstrate Sourcefire’s consistent delivery of the best protection, while meeting or exceeding performance expectations, and validate our innovative platform approach to network security,” says Ivan.

Bob Walder, Chief Research Officer of NSS Labs, says, “To meet today’s security challenges, ‘next-generation’ firewalls that combine firewall capabilities with intrusion IPS and incorporated with the advanced application and user awareness control enables the creation of granular security policies that are capable of operating in a Web 2.0 world.”

“By pioneering the most effective security protection available, we’ve enabled our customers to see, control and protect all of their assets in their dynamic threat and IT environments, all while being mindful of budget and resource constraints,” ends Ivan.

Individual Test Report Available Now

The Sourcefire Product Analysis Report (PAR) from NSS Labs on the FirePOWER 8250 NGFW can be downloaded at


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