"Executives of Sourcefire Inc., the Columbia company whose sale
to an Israeli firm has been delayed pending a national security
review, said yesterday that they believe the concerns surrounding
the deal can be resolved.
"In early October the information security firm announced an
agreement to be acquired for $225 million by Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd., the firm run by Israeli tech pioneer Gil Schwed.
Though based in Ramat Gan, Israel, the firm has a U.S. headquarters
in Redwood City, Calif., and is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Stock