SOURCE: Sourcefire


May 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Sourcefire Ranked as Fastest-Growing Security Company on Forbes' 2012 Fast Tech 25 List

Company Recognized for Third Consecutive Year Due to Global Growth and Industry-Leading Innovation

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - May 21, 2012) - Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it was the fastest-growing security company on Forbes' 2012 Fast Tech 25 List, the magazine's annual list of America's 25 Fastest-Growing Tech Companies. Overall, Sourcefire® was named the 11th fastest-growing tech company nationally. This year's placement is a testament to Sourcefire's global growth and industry-leading innovation, as the company was recognized in the No. 15 slot in 2011 and was in the No. 18 slot in 2010.

"Our sustained focus on innovation coupled with executing on our Agile Security™ vision has allowed us to consistently expand customer adoption to make us the fastest-growing security company in the United States," said John Burris, CEO at Sourcefire. "Our continued inclusion on this list further validates the strength of our end-to-end offering, from Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems and Next-Generation Firewall to FireAMP™ advanced malware protection."

Forbes examined more than 5,000 publicly traded technology companies, seeking companies with at least $150 million in revenues and a market value of at least $500 million. Firms were also required to show sales growth of at least 10 percent for each of the past three fiscal years and three-to-five-year estimated earnings-per-share growth rates more than 10 percent. Companies were then ranked on their three-year average sales growth rates.

Sourcefire also recently announced independent test results from NSS Labs demonstrating that its FirePOWER™ appliances protected against 99 percent of all attacks, exceeding Sourcefire's previous industry record of 98 percent set in 2011. NSS Labs results demonstrate Sourcefire's consistency in security effectiveness and exceptional performance and scalability.

About Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE), a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security™ that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

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