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

[ Thanks to Scott for this link.

“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

“Martin Roesch Founder and CTO of Sourcefire, Inc. said the

“‘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…'”