nPulse and Sourcefire Introduce Security Monitoring Integration Partnership

Pivot2PCAP technology simplifies full packet capture integration

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- nPulse Technologies and Sourcefire(R), the leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced a technology integration partnership that provides customers with extended visibility into zero day threats and new signatures. nPulse has connected its Pivot2PCAP security monitoring API directly with Sourcefire's Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention Systems (NGIPS) technology, which allows users to accelerate incident response on current events and enables retrospective analysis on historical traffic.

nPulse's Pivot2PCAP API provides this insight through simple drill-down access to stored flow and packet information. It is implemented on nPulse's HammerHead platform, which can capture, index, and analyze network traffic at speeds up to 20Gbps.

"Pivot2PCAP is a powerful query language, which allows customers to 'pivot' from the meta-data of an alert down to the real data contained in the relevant traffic stream," explained Randy Caldejon, nPulse's CTO. "This means that analysts can immediately focus on identifying and addressing the root cause, rather than having to first spend hours manually searching through massive data stores to find the right packets."

"This partnership is part of our continued commitment to the Sourcefire Technology Partnership (STP) ecosystem," said Douglas Hurd, director of technical alliances for Sourcefire. "This integration - which further extends the visibility provided by our NGIPS technologies - gives users one-click access to additional extra-IPS intelligence for deeper visibility into the nature of threats."

More information about Sourcefire's Technology Partner program is available at the following link: . Information on nPulse Technologies' partner program can be found here: .

About nPulse Technologies, Inc.:

nPulse Technologies is the performance leader in flow and packet capture. Our flagship product, HammerHead, enables customers to perform cost-effective, distributed packet capture at ultra fast speeds up to 20Gbps. The HammerHead platform is being used today by leading financial institutions, government agencies, and telcos to reduce time to resolution and enhance historical analysis for both network operations and security operations. Hammerhead records full Netflow/IPFIX information for all captured traffic and provides a remote web-based flow search and packet decode interface. Through its innovative Pivot2Pcap API, HammerHead significantly extends the visibility of existing monitoring and security solutions.

nPulse Technologies, Inc. is a privately held, Veteran-owned business headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. For more information, visit .

About Sourcefire:

Sourcefire, Inc., a world leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, is transforming the way global large- to mid-size organizations and government agencies manage and minimize network security risks. With solutions from a next-generation network security platform to advanced malware protection, Sourcefire provides customers with Agile Security(R) that is as dynamic as the real world it protects and the attackers against which it defends. Trusted for more than 10 years, Sourcefire has been consistently recognized for its innovation and industry leadership with numerous patents, world-class research, and award-winning technology. Today, the name Sourcefire has grown synonymous with innovation, security intelligence and agile end-to-end security protection. For more information about Sourcefire, please visit .

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