News | July 14, 2011

Sourcefire Among First IT Security Vendors To Complete Federal IPv6 Testing Program

Validation Enables Federal Customers to Leverage Strong Protection within Latest Network Infrastructure

Sourcefire, Inc., the creator of Snort and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, recently announced that it has successfully completed testing with ICSA Labs, a third-party security testing and certification body, demonstrating thatfederal government customers can leverage Sourcefire's intrusion detection and preventionsolution on Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) networks. The Sourcefire Defense Centersuccessfully satisfied U.S. federal government IPv6 test requirements (USGv6) and the company's IPS sensors are currently being tested.

"ICSA Labs' validation that we meet the USGv6 requirements ahead of the federal government's move to IPv6 in 2012 demonstrates Sourcefire's commitment to our customers and to meetingtheir changing security needs,"said Marc Solomon, Senior Vice President of Marketing atSourcefire. "This independent confirmation of our IPv6 support is especially important now that the pool of available IPv4 addresses is fully allocated and nearly depleted."

ICSA Labs and other test labs worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to create a set of standards and testing to support the wide-scale adoption of IPv6 in U.S.government agencies. The standards are intended to protect federal agencies' investments in IPv6 technologies. The Sourcefire 3D System is one of the first IT security solutions verified by ICSA Labs to meet the federal government's requirements for hosts on an IPv6 network.

"The goal of the federal government's IPv6 test program is to ensure interoperability among all IT and networking components used to build, maintain and secure the IT infrastructure of federal agencies," said Brian Monkman, Perimeter Security Programs Manager at ICSA Labs. "As one of the first IT security vendors to participate in our testing, Sourcefire customers will benefit from the company's ongoing commitment to security excellence and to ensuring that their products are fully compliant with IPv6."

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About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Verizon, offers third-party testing and certification of security products and network-connected devices, such as printers and faxes, to measure product compliance, reliability and performance to many of the world's top security vendors. For more information, visit

About Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc., is a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions.Sourcefire is transforming the way Global 2000 organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. Sourcefire's IPS, RNA (Real-time Network Awareness)and Real-time Adaptive Security solutions equip 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 50 awards and accolades. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation and network security intelligence. For more information, visit

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