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April 25, 2011 07:37 ET

VSS Monitoring Joins Sourcefire Technology Partner Program

Leading Network Traffic Capture Vendor Joins Ecosystem of Security Solutions to Deliver Flexible, Best-of-Breed Security in Layers

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - VSS Monitoring, the leader in network traffic capture for packet-level visibility, today announced it has joined the Sourcefire® Technology Partner Program (STP). Through the partnership, customers using the Sourcefire IPS with VSS Monitoring's intelligent traffic capture and redirection tools can maximize protection and their security investment.

"VSS Monitoring's highly flexible and adaptive traffic capture and redirection capabilities give Sourcefire customers the ability to deploy Sourcefire's intelligent security infrastructure to maximum effectiveness," said Lisa Sieker, Vice President of Marketing, VSS Monitoring. "With the VSS-Sourcefire partnership, we deliver real-time packet-level network visibility to Sourcefire IDSs, while assuring Sourcefire IPS users of the maximum capability and scalability for their tools."

"Today's sophisticated threat landscape demands security solutions that proactively share threat, vulnerability and impact intelligence to best protect customer data," said Douglas Hurd, Director of Alliance Marketing at Sourcefire. "Through the Sourcefire Technology Partner Program, VSS Monitoring and Sourcefire are providing our customers with an integrated, intelligence-led approach to security that leverages the existing security infrastructure to combat targeted attacks."

VSS Monitoring's Passive Distributed Traffic Capture Systemsand unique family of Active Inline Bypass Systems called Protector Seriesenable users to easily and rapidly deploy, scale and optimize their Sourcefire 3D solutions. With VSS users can connect multiple Sourcefire 3D® Sensors to each intelligent traffic capture device incrementally or immediately, in passive or inline configurations, to support multiple networks, network segments, and policies. The combined technologies deliver a never-before seen level of network security availability, redundancy, and flexibility.

About Sourcefire's STP Program

Sourcefire's STP Program enables users to maximize their security investments, speed protection and reduce overhead costs. The STP Program allows organizations to combine leading network forensics, Network Access Control (NAC), Intrusion Prevention System, Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), vulnerability management and infrastructure technologies into an intelligent security ecosystem. This provides users with an increased depth of technology that can interact and share information with the Sourcefire IPS™, for increased protection and lower total cost of ownership.

To become an STP partner, vendors can visit

About VSS Monitoring

VSS Monitoring, Inc. is the leader in network traffic capture, with the world's largest and most feature-rich family of traffic capture devices allowing IT professionals to see into the farthest reaches of even the largest networks, preventing problems from reaching end users, and greatly accelerate ROI of network monitoring and security tools. VSS's innovative Distributed Traffic Capture Systems and active information assurance appliances such as the Protector Series™ and ObjectFinder™ herald a new architecture of network monitoring, one which fundamentally improves its capability and price-performance. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, Calif.

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

VSS, Protector Series, Protector 2020, and Distributed Traffic Capture Systems are trademarks or registered trademarks of VSS Monitoring, Inc. in the United States and other countries. SOURCEFIRE®, Sourcefire IPS™, SNORT®, RAZORBACK™, the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD™, SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER®, SOURCEFIRE 3D®, RNA®, RUA®, DAEMONLOGGER™, CLAMAV®, IMMUNET™ and certain other trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcefire, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
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    Mark McHarry
    VSS Monitoring, Inc. Media Relations
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