Immunet acquired by Sourcefire

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  1. IBK

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    "Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), the creator of Snort® and a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions, today announced the acquisition of Immunet, a leading provider of advanced cloud-based anti-malware technologies. The acquisition expands Sourcefire’s security solutions portfolio – adding an advanced cloud platform for delivery of malware protection - and extending the company’s real-time detection and prevention leadership to the cloud."
    http://eon.businesswire.com/news/eon/20110105006791/en/Sourcefire-Announces-Acquisition-Immunet
     
  2. Cudni

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    Interesting, thanks
     
  3. shadek

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    Nice find! I'm glad to hear this. Immunet deserves this. They've been working really hard and will get some economic muscles behind them now.
     
  4. Pedersen

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    Well would like to give a lot of info but seriously, everything is a mess for the moment! :p
     
  5. clocks

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    Hopefully that economic muscle allows Immunet to fix their licensing issues. I (and many others) have a few licenses for IP that are worthless.
     
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    Hello clocks. Send the key to me and I will open it for you ;)
    The same for anyone else!
     
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    Very interesting partnership.This could evolve into something really impressive.
     
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    The first acquisition out of the many we'll witness during the course this year. Great move by the way. Immunet has an unlimited potential at the moment, now they got a solid financial backup. :thumb:
    We'll see how it goes. Congratulations and good luck to all the Immunet crew. :thumb:

    EDIT: While reading the article linked by the OP, I couldn't find any info as to whether Immunet will continue offering, supporting and developing the free version. o_O
     
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  11. Ibrad

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    I wonder if this means that the ClamAV for Windows and Immunet projects will be merged now that SourceFire owns them both?
     
  12. shadek

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    Most likely. They've had a lot to do with each other in the past in addition to this deal.
     
  13. LODBROK

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    Well, they've aways been "merged" as they were both the same exact product but for the UI. Only lately have they hinted at separate development paths. I believe this announcement means there'll be only CAV4W. Thankfully this will eliminate the nightmare one could foresee... Which is better, Immunet or ClamAV for Windows?

    BTW, raise your hand if you didn't see this coming. :D

    FYI: Immunet blew away the competition in MRG's just released PUA test.
     
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    Wow, I remember trying this product and thinking fail and it sold for 21 million? Holy...
     
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    Immunet is indeed going to improve now.. :thumb:
     
  16. Espresso

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    AA Fussy just had a stroke.

    :D
     
  17. drhu22

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    So will this mean less nags in the freeware version?

    I might try it again if it does.
     
  18. Noob

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    So what now? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Kyle1420

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    Is immunet going to be 100% free?
    I've bought 2x 1 year licenses and still on my first :doubt:
     
  20. Pedersen

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    Well I would say no. Anything will mostly stay as it is so far I know. All employees in Immunet will stay and working just like know but with some more money to spend :p
     
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    You sound just like PrevxHelp when they got bought out. :D
     
  22. Kyle1420

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    That sounds great for all parties.

    Interested to see what the future holds :thumb:
     
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    We'll see what Tomorrow brings for Immunet...:doubt:
     
  24. TonyW

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    I wonder if there is a possiblity of a product coming out of Sourcefire with Immunet and a firewall using Snort rules.
     
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    I was actually having that same thought.
     
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