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Help-Net Security: Check Point to Acquire Makers of Snort

Oct 06, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Sourcefire, Inc., developers of Snort, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Check Point to acquire privately held Sourcefire for a total consideration of approximately $225 million.

"Martin Roesch Founder and CTO of Sourcefire, Inc. said the following:

"'I am very excited to announce that Check Point has signed an agreement to acquire Sourcefire, the company that develops the Snort project and maintains the snort.org domain. I know that many of you are probably going to ask 'what does this mean for Snort?,' so I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about that...'"

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