“The U.S. government may have stopped Sourcefire Inc.’s plans to
merge with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., but Sourcefire
still has big plans for the expansion of its open-source
Snort-based network security technology.
“Many companies incorporate Snort intrusion detection and
prevention capabilities into their network-security products.
Sourcefire founder and chief technology officer Martin Roesch owns
Snort’s General Public License, which means he drives the
technology’s development roadmap…”