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Sourcefire integrates Sourcefire IPS, VMware vShield App and vShield Edge

To restrict any policy-violating activity within a customer's virtual environment

By CBR Staff Writer

Sourcefire, a provider of cybersecurity offerings, has integrated Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System, VMware vShield App and vShield Edge.

The integration enables the Sourcefire Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) to configure VMware vShield App or vShield Edge to dynamically restrict any policy-violating activity within a customer’s virtual environment.

In addition, the Sourcefire IPSTM integrated with VMware vShield products provides users with application detection, application control and real-time adaptive security.

The company said that the integration between Sourcefire and VMware vShield offerings helps users reduce the risk of a security breach or data loss.

The Sourcefire IPS monitors real-time network and user activity in a virtual environment, detecting policy violations such as the use of unauthorised applications on non-standard ports or unpermitted access to a critical host.

Further, when a violation is identified, Sourcefire uses VMware vShield APIs to dynamically configure vShield App or vShield Edge to restrict the activity causing the violation, said the company.

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VMware global strategic alliances vice-president Parag Patel said as organisations move to cloud environments, they need to re-examine the way they protect key IT services.

"This integration with Sourcefire is an important step in enabling users to secure their virtual and cloud environments to enforce compliance while leveraging the technology they already know and trust to protect their physical systems," Patel said.

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