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Nokia teams with Sourcefire to offer Intrusion Prevention


Nokia global sales channel to offer Sourcefire’s IPS on hardened Nokia IP security appliances

August 29, 2006 - Mountain View, CA, USA - Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the world leader in mobile communications, today announces 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(TM) 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.

“Threats are becoming more sophisticated, targeting the application, not just the network,” said Tom Furlong, vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity, Nokia. “Even amid complex mobile application deployments, Nokia is enabling our customers to deploy a comprehensive defense in-depth strategy. At Nokia, we are committed to delivering a complete security portfolio with best-of-breed software such as Sourcefire’s to allow enterprises to add key security elements as they mobilize their workers.”

“Companies are adopting mobile and remote access technologies in greater numbers today, which leads to new security concerns that firewalls alone simply aren’t enough to address,” said Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services, IDC. “For that reason, solutions such as Intrusion Prevention are becoming vitally important for protecting company networks.”

“Many of the world’s leading organizations already trust Nokia to secure their networks, and this relationship extends that value,” said Tom McDonough, president and COO of Sourcefire. “By adding Sourcefire’s IPS to leading Nokia security solutions, including VPN and Firewall appliances, our companies are providing customers worldwide with a comprehensive set of high-performance tools for securing their most critical assets.”

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.

For more information about the new offerings and the rest of Nokia business mobility solutions, visit

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