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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sourcefire Announces BOSS 2009 - Best of Open Source Security Conference

February 2009 Conference Gathers Innovators and Users, Showcasing the Latest Breakthroughs, Leading Projects and Real World Technical Presentations

COLUMBIA, Md., Jun 11, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Open source innovator and SNORT(R) creator, Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), a leader in Enterprise Threat Management, today announced the launch of the Best of Open Source Security (BOSS) Conference. Scheduled to run concurrently with Sourcefire's annual customer summit, the BOSS Conference will be held February 8-10, 2009 in Las Vegas. As the first IT security conference dedicated to promoting open source security technologies and the commercial products that embrace them, the BOSS Conference brings together passionate open source security advocates and innovative users, integrators and experts under the same roof to share ideas and experiences.
"While open source projects regularly deliver some of the security industry's most innovative solutions, many also lack the marketing budgets and resources to reach the mass market, and many early adopters do not have the time to seek out the latest projects," said Martin Roesch, Creator of Snort and Founder and CTO of Sourcefire. "Based on the resounding successes of Snort and ClamAV, we at Sourcefire welcome the opportunity to give back to the community, providing innovative open source projects with the opportunity to interact with enterprise security practitioners, while also providing practitioners the chance to learn about today's innovative new open source projects. The BOSS Conference is the first industry event catering to the needs of the open source security community, which makes it really exciting to me."

Today, there are more than 4,000 open source security projects, and the BOSS Conference provides users with a unique forum for identifying and evaluating innovative new technologies to address their specific requirements. The conference, consisting of exhibits, keynotes and technical presentations, provides open source security users with the first-ever opportunity to identify and learn about many of today's leading solutions and emerging innovations in a single location. The conference includes a variety of educational tracks that will provide attendees with unique insights and tips for gaining the most out of their open source security investments.

For more information about attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the BOSS Conference, please visit the conference website at

Call for Speakers:

The BOSS Conference & Sourcefire Users Summit will feature two independent tracks--an Open Source Security Track and a Sourcefire Solutions Track. Open source advocates, community members, experts and users are encouraged to submit abstracts for thought provoking presentations on topics including the latest innovations, tips for gaining increased value from open source security solutions and user success stories. Following is a description of each track:

The Open Source Security Track will feature presentations that embrace the use of open source security products. Presentations in this track should be technical in nature and should be intended to educate IT security professionals on how to select, implement and use open source security products.

The Sourcefire Solutions Track will feature presentations by Sourcefire and members of the Sourcefire community (e.g., partners, customers, analysts) that provide insight into Sourcefire commercial products. These presentations will include both technical and business topics, and are designed to educate Sourcefire customers and prospects on best practices for selecting, implementing and supporting Sourcefire solutions.

Deadline to submit the speaker application is July 15, 2008. Potential speakers are encouraged to visit: for more information.

About Sourcefire

Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq:FIRE), Snort creator and open source innovator, is a world leader in Enterprise Threat Management (ETM) solutions. Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks with its 3D Approach - Discover, Determine, Defend - to securing real networks. This ETM approach equips customers with an efficient and effective layered security defense - protecting network assets before, during and after an attack. Through the years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership by customers, media and industry analysts alike - with more than 40 awards and accolades. Today, the names Sourcefire and founder Martin Roesch have grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit

SOURCEFIRE(R), SNORT(R), the Sourcefire logo, the Snort and Pig logo, SECURITY FOR THE REAL WORLD(TM), SOURCEFIRE DEFENSE CENTER(TM), SOURCEFIRE 3D(TM), RNA(TM), DAEMONLOGGER(TM), CLAMAV(TM), SOURCEFIRE SOLUTIONS NETWORK(TM), and certain other trademarks and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sourcefire, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other company, product and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Keyword Tags:

clamav, computing network security, enterprise threat management, network security, open source, open source security, open source security conference, open source software, security, snort, sourcefire

SOURCE: Sourcefire, Inc.

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Sourcefire, Inc.
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