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National Institute of Health Credit Union Protects Information Assets with Sourcefire Network Sensors.

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COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 12, 2003

Leading Financial Institution Chooses Sourcefire to Ensure Security of Customer Account Data

Sourcefire, Inc., a leader in protecting enterprises and government organizations against the threat of network attacks and misuse, today announced that the National Institute of Health Federal Credit Union (NIHFCU) has chosen Sourcefire Network Sensor to protect the financial and customer data on its network.

NIHFCU chose Sourcefire Network Sensor over competitive offerings for its superior accuracy, flexibility and manageability.

"Network security is essential in the financial services industry, and Sourcefire Network Sensor is an integral part of our infrastructure," said Kirk Drake, Vice President of Information Technology at the National Institute of Health Federal Credit Union. "Sourcefire Network Sensor has dramatically increased our security by enabling us to customize the type of traffic we monitor and drill down into detailed information on that traffic to respond more efficiently."

With integrated data management capabilities, Sourcefire Network Sensor provides the National Institute of Health Federal Credit Union with high-level alerts and reports on network traffic and enables personnel to view the most granular details on each event. This allows NIHFCU to proactively protect its information assets by identifying network traffic issues, potential attacks or trends.

The credit union has also created custom rules to enable Sourcefire Network Sensor to monitor third party traffic from its partners and ensure that there is no risk to critical financial and customer data; including customer names, social security numbers, and account balances.

"Sourcefire is seeing a great deal of success and interest in the financial services arena because these companies cannot afford for a network attack to compromise their customers' confidential information," said Wayne Jackson CEO of Sourcefire. "The IT personnel at NIHFCU are highly knowledgeable about network security and they chose Sourcefire because we offer an extremely flexible solution that combines the industry's most precise detection with turn-key manageability."

About Sourcefire's Products

Sourcefire Intrusion Management System (IMS) is the only intrusion detection solution to incorporate a management console with an integrated database for increased event correlation and data management capabilities, enabling it to provide users with superior protection from malicious attacks.

It is the industry's first complete intrusion detection system and is comprised of Sourcefire Network Sensors and Management Console - delivering all of the capabilities needed to proactively defend against intruders.

Sourcefire Network Sensors are delivered as complete appliances with the hardware, software and operating system optimized for peak performance.

By enhancing the proven Snort technology and adding an easy-to-use interface, optimized hardware, powerful data analysis, policy management and forensic capabilities, as well as 24x7 support, Sourcefire Network Sensor provides the most effective network monitoring technology available today.

Sourcefire Management Console, an integrated out-of-the-box data management solution, simplifies the monitoring, tracking and reporting of IDS alerts. With a self-maintaining, embedded high performance database, Sourcefire Management Console delivers a true enterprise-ready and scalable intrusion management solution that requires no additional components.

Sourcefire Management Console's ability to track and correlate potential threats significantly increases network security. This is especially important for gigabit networks, which generate a tremendous amount of data that is impossible to manage manually.

About Sourcefire, Inc.

Sourcefire, Inc. is a leading network security company protecting commercial enterprises and government organizations against the threat of network attacks and misuse. The company was founded in 2001 by the original creators of open source Snort, the most widely deployed intrusion detection technology in the industry. Snort forms the foundation for the Sourcefire Intrusion Management System (IMS).

The company provides customers with increased manageability, flexibility and protection by combining Snort's leading intrusion detection with sophisticated proprietary technologies, professional data analysis and management tools, along with best practices from respected security industry experts. Sourcefire is a privately held company headquartered in Columbia, MD.

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