Friday, August 24, 2012

2012 Snort Scholarship winners!

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is delighted to announce that it has selected Elizabeth Gossell and Ryan McDougall as the recipients of the 2012 Snort Scholarship. The scholarships, each worth up to $15,000, are awarded to university students around the world that use Snort to further their education and gain hands-on experience in network security.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in a university that uses Snort or Sourcefire products to protect its network or uses Snort as part of the curriculum in the classroom. The scholarships assist the winning students in completing their degrees and covering educational costs. Sourcefire selected Darcie and Daniel from a pool of hundreds of applicants.

To assist the winning students in completing their degrees, Sourcefire has awarded each a $5,000 scholarship for educational costs at the students’ respective universities. The winners also receive a $10,000 credit to use toward any training course or certification exam in the Sourcefire Security Education Program. The Sourcefire Security Education and Certification Programs deliver training and testing for IT staff on Sourcefire’s products and open source security solutions, either on-site or at dedicated locations around the world.

Sourcefire developed the Snort Scholarship in 2004 as a way to give back to the open source and security communities. Since the inception of the Snort Scholarship program eight years ago, Sourcefire has recognized university students from around the world, including the United States, Australia, Turkey, Mexico, the Netherlands and Rwanda. Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 to deliver commercial security solutions that leverage his open source innovation, Snort. Snort is the world’s most widely deployed intrusion detection and prevention technology with more than 350,000 registered users and over 4 million downloads to date. As the de facto standard for intrusion detection and prevention, Snort is used extensively by Fortune 100 enterprises and government agencies.

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

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