Sourcefire Pushes Open Source ClamAV Forward

It has been five years since IPS vendor Sourcefire acquired ClamAV‘s intellectual property and personnel resources. Since then, the open source antivirus project has prospered under Sourcefire’s guidance and is now complemented by commercial antivirus tools for consumer and enterprise marketsbased that are based on ClamAV.

This past week, the four founders of ClamAV — Tomasz Kojm, Alberto Wu, Luca Gibelli, and Edwin Török — announced they were leaving Sourcefire. But the departures are not a sign that the 10-year-old ClamAV project is in trouble, according to Sourcefire executives.