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Sourcefire Virtual Defense Center efficiently and effectively increases customer protection

Sourcefire Cybersecurity announced its Virtual 3D Partner Program, providing cloud computing companies and OEMs the ability to leverage the new Sourcefire Virtual 3D Sensor and Sourcefire Virtual Defense Center to efficiently and effectively increase customer protection.

The Sourcefire Virtual 3D Partner Program is designed to provide hardware, software and services companies with virtual security solutions to address their customer’s critical requirements. The company is currently forging relationships with:

  • Cloud computing companies – Providing these companies with the ability to easily add a virtual security sensor into their existing cloud, allowing the vendor to monitor and manage the appliance to protect customer information residing in the cloud.
  • Virtual OEMs – Enabling companies that are already delivering virtual solutions or hardware with additional processing ability to add Sourcefire’s complementary security capabilities.
  • Traditional channel partners – Allowing them to easily add a Sourcefire virtual security appliance, pre-loaded onto an existing server from other vendors.

“We’re very excited about the capabilities of Sourcefire’s new Virtual 3D Sensor and their Virtual 3D Partner Program,” said Pat O'Day, Chief Technology Officer at BlueLock. “Sourcefire is making it very easy to integrate their security technology into our cloud-based offerings and provide our clients with an additional level of protection for their hosted VMware applications.”

The Sourcefire Virtual 3D Partners can utilize the recently announced Virtual 3D Sensor and Virtual Defense Center, which provide users with the flexibility to deploy the company’s leading security solutions within their virtual environments for increased protection of both physical and virtual assets. These new virtual appliances can inspect traffic between virtual machines, while also making it easier to deploy and manage sensors at remote sites where resource may be limited. They also enable partners to easily implement Sourcefire’s leading security solutions on existing customer hardware or within a cloud infrastructure for increased protection.

“While security is a top concern for every organization, many require solutions that can be placed on existing hardware or in the cloud,” said Matt McCormick, Vice President of Business Development at Sourcefire. “With the launch of Sourcefire’s new Virtual 3D Sensor and Virtual Defense Center, we are enabling partners to easily provide customers with value-added protection without requiring new hardware investments.”

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