SAN FRANCISCO – RSA CONFERNCE 2012 – Sourcefire today announced the integration of application control with its Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). The integration brings real-time contextual awareness and full-stack visibility together with intelligent security automation and granular application control to the company’s NGIPS.
With Sourcefire’s application control, companies can control access to thousands of applications and provide custom detection and control for homegrown applications. Customers also benefit from included threat-mitigating controls to reduce attack surface and enforce use policies.
Available now and built on Sourcefire’s FirePOWER™ platform, customers will benefit from enhanced discovery of thousands of applications, including client-side applications, mobile browser versions and virtual machines.
Enhanced Application Reporting coming from the platform includes:
• Application statistics providing visibility into usage by risk, by hosts, by bandwidth consumption, by browser version, and so on
• Automatic email distribution of reports
• The ability to easily create tailored reports by providing input modifiers to report templates at run time to drill down on subsets of data
“The battle for network security is based on the concept of information superiority, in which two of the most critical tenets are visibility and control,” said Martin Roesch, founder and CTO of Sourcefire. “A significant obstacle to establishing information superiority is the rapid pace of change – both within the IT environment and