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Press Release June 8th 2011


Greenbone Security Manager Integrates with Sourcefire 3D System to Enhance Threat Analysis with Vulnerability Scan Data

Osnabrück, Germany - June 8th, 2011 - Greenbone Networks, a specialist in vulnerability analysis, today announced it is providing IT security administrators with a simple, fast and user friendly way to enhance the threat impact analysis and protection capabilities of their Intrusion Detection and Prevention System (IDS/IPS). As a member of the Sourcefire® Technology Partner Program (STP), Greenbone has integrated an interface for its vulnerability scanner in order to forward scan results directly to the Sourcefire Defense Center®, a solution for central management of Sourcefire 3D® Sensors.

The open source-based Greenbone Security Manager provides rich vulnerability data to IT administrators to optimize their Sourcefire IDS/IPS and improve threat protection with detailed risk intelligence. By leveraging the integrated Sourcefire and Greenbone solutions, customers benefit from a faster and more cost-effective way to assess the impact of an attack and improve their overall security posture.

The Greenbone appliance is currently the only vulnerability scanner with an integrated direct interface to the Sourcefire Defense Center. The integration enables Greenbone to directly transfer data from its scanner to the IDS/IPS system eliminating the need for a separate system running a connector plug-in.

Within the Sourcefire-Greenbone cooperation a remediation plug-in for the Sourcefire Defense Center is scheduled. The fully automatic connector is integrated in Greenbone from version 1.5. For older versions, a free download of a simplified plugin is available: http://www.greenbone.net/technology/report_formats.html

About Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize 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 recognized 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 www.sourcefire.com. To become an STP partner, vendors can visit http://www.sourcefire.com/partners/technology-partners.

About Greenbone
Greenbone Networks delivers a vulnerability analysis solution for enterprise IT which includes reporting and security change management. The essence of our solutions is transparency. We leverage the dynamic organizational processes of the Free Software approach on professional grounds, staying connected to the roots. We add a comprehensive quality assurance process for our customers and are particularly concerned with providing a verifiable product rather than a black box. The company was founded in 2008 by leading experts in the field of network security and Free Software. Our goal is to engineer products and concepts able to cope with the present and future challenges of preventing successful attacks to your network. We especially focus on the precautionary measures because it is most risk/cost efficient to detect network vulnerability earlier than attackers do. Greenbone is a privately owned company located in Osnabrück, Germany.

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Request concerning this press release to:

Heiko Scholz, Agentur SCHOLZ PR
Tel.: +49 (0) 6451 715105, Fax: +49 (0) 6451 715106, E-Mail: greenbone@scholzpr.de

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