Evolution Of Next-Generation Network Security: Agile Security For The Real World
- Snort is the single most widely deployed intrusion detection and prevention technology in the world.
- "I wrote a prototype of zRNA on a dare over a weekend. It worked so well that we decided to go for it and build it as a product" - Martin Roesch.
Timeline: The evolution of next-generation network security
- 1998: Snort was born in Eldersburg, Maryland.
- April 1999L Solidified the Snort rule language in Snort 1.0.
- Summer 1999; Snort mailing list becomes the center of Snort universe.
- December 1000: Snort 1.5 was released.
- Late 2000: Martin Roesch decides to start Sourcefire and came up with a business model for Snort.
- January 2001: Sourcefire is incorporated and the company received first $100k of angel funding.
- 2001: Open for business.
- Summer 2002: Snort 2.0 introducing new gigabit capable detection engine.
- 2003: IDS declared dead.
- 2003: Real-Time Network Awareness (RNA) was first developer and hits the market - the foundation of NGIPS as it is today.
- April 2004: Impact Assessment was developed, leading to Sourcefire IPS.
- 2005: Multi-gigabit IPS was introduced.
- 2007: Real-Time User Awareness (RUA) was introduced as part of IPS product line.
- 2007: Sourcefile introduces first 10 Gbps IPS.
- 2007: Sourcefile files for initial Public Offering.
- 2009: Sourcefile coins NGIPS for the enterprise market.
- 2009: Introduces management of both physical and Virtual GPS sensors.
- 2010: Announces impending entry into the Next-Generation Firewall Market.
- 2010: Sourcefire introduces first 20 Gbps IPS.
- April 2011: FirePower introduced as foundation of next-generation network security platform, along with modular 8000 series appliance.
- 2011: Sourcefire unveils vision for Agile Security - a process for intelligent, flexible and automated defenses.
- December 2011: Sourcefire ships first NGFW.
- 2011: FireSight introduces as the renamed RNA/RUE, the underlying awareness technology for NGFW, NGIPS and ANGIPS with application control.
- January 2012: Sourcefire introduces FireAMP advanced malware protection.
- 2012: Enterprises adopt flexible, powerful Next-Generation Network Security Platform.
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