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Cisco Closes Acquisition of Sourcefire; What Does that Mean to You?

Mobility, cloud and the Internet of Everything (IoE) continue to change IT security making point product solutions insufficient. The old model of having disparate products securing isolated areas simply won’t protect against the dynamic threats of today’s world. In the ever-growing world of the Internet of Everything (IoE) the number of attack vectors will only increase.  Today’s security solutions require a continuous approach that is much more automatic when handling security threats before, during and after an attack.

The good news for our partners is that the acquisition of Sourcefire is complete. With Sourcefire part of the Cisco family, we will provide partners with a broad portfolio of integrated solutions that deliver unmatched visibility and continuous advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum, and partners can:

  • Work with one vendor to offer a wide range of industry leading security offerings;
  • Become or remain more competitive in the security space; and
  • Use the support of Cisco to build your security business

We commit to you that we will help build value for you by rapidly integrating systems and making this as seamless for partners as possible. As always, we will strive to maintain business continuity for you in the short term.

I am really excited about this acquisition and the opportunities it brings.  I encourage you to review the resources we’ve provided you as part of this acquisition. These resources include presentations to help you market and sell to customers.

I also encourage you to view Chris Young’s latest  blog for more information about the acquisition.

What are your thoughts on this addition to Cisco? I look forward to a good open dialogue with partners about Sourcefire and how this addition bolsters the Cisco security portfolio.

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4 Comments.


  1. We developed a managed cyber security product for the mid market customer using Sourcefire as an integral element. The acquisition couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.

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  2. October 16, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I am looking forward to Roadmap information.

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  3. I’m looking forward to recruiting Sourcefire people to new opportunities. When has Cisco integrated an acquisition well historically? name one..

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    • David Durham

      Tom,

      Thank you for your comment and concern. I have shared your comment with the appropriate team here at Cisco. Would you like for me to put one of them in contact with you directly? If so, I can put them in touch with you via email and go from there.

      Thanks again!

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