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Nokia adds Snort to its IP Security Appliances

August 30th, 2006

Nokia has announced plans to offer Sourcefire´s Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) on its portfolio of high-performance IP Security Platforms. Nokia Intrusion Prevention with Sourcefire will provide enterprises with defense-in-depth by analyzing network traffic to discover risks, determine their business impact and take actions to defend the network.

This complete network visibility allows companies not only to address existing threats, but to actually prevent some of the attacks that plague them.

Sourcefire´s Intrusion Prevention system leverages open source Snort technology, which it created and manages. Widely regarded as the de facto standard for Intrusion Prevention, Snort has been downloaded more than three million times and protects many of the world´s most critical networks.

Nokia Intrusion Prevention will offer Sourcefire´s technology on Nokia IP Security Platforms, which are purpose-built for security in both traditional and mobile environments, and feature the hardened Nokia IPSO secure operating system. Offering Sourcefire on Nokia gives customers access to one of the industry´s best Intrusion Prevention technologies backed by the global scale and world-class First Call – Final Resolution global support services of Nokia.

Nokia Intrusion Prevention customers will also be backed by the Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT), a group of intrusion detection and prevention experts working to proactively discover, assess and respond to the latest trends in hacking activity, intrusion attempts and vulnerabilities. Through its association with more than 100,000 active users in the Snort open source community, the VRT receives the benefit of worldwide visibility into emerging threats.

The Nokia Intrusion Prevention line will join the Nokia IP Security family which also features Integrated Security, Firewalls, IP VPN and SSL VPN for businesses ranging from remote offices to the world´s largest enterprises. Security is an integral part of business mobility today, and is a component of the comprehensive Nokia business mobility portfolio that also includes the high-performance Nokia Eseries mobile devices featuring “always-on” data and voice connectivity; Intellisync Mobile Suite from Nokia and other software that enables mobile applications such as email, enterprise voice and device management.

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