[Snort-users] Cisco Sourcefire

Peter Bates peter.bates at ...15381...
Tue Jul 23 11:46:24 EDT 2013


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Hello all

On 23/07/2013 16:28, Giles Coochey wrote:
> Woah!!!
> 
> http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/cisco-announces-agreement-to-acquire-sourcefire-nasdaq-csco-1813520.htm
> 
> What for the future or snort?

I was thinking along the same lines when I saw the announcement.

Cisco have a history of swallowing security vendors and the 
products disappearing.

Although this is probably not that different from the failed 
acquisition by Checkpoint back in the day?

In this particular case I think Cisco are making up for the lack
of having any innovative security products (particularly IPS).

The development of Snort would still be governed by the open source
licence in use, though, surely?

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Peter Bates
Senior Information Security Officer   Phone: +44(0)2076792049
Information Services Division	      Internal Ext: 32049
University College London
London WC1E 6BT
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