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Check Point to Acquire Makers of Snort

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Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Sourcefire, Inc., developers of Snort, today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Check Point to acquire privately held Sourcefire for a total consideration of approximately $225 million.

Martin Roesch Founder and CTO of Sourcefire, Inc. said the following:

"I am very excited to announce that Check Point has signed an agreement to acquire Sourcefire, the company that develops the Snort project and maintains the snort.org domain. I know that many of you are probably going to ask "what does this mean for Snort?", so I'd like to take a few minutes to talk about that.

I'll start by stating again what I've stated in the past, Snort is now and will continue to be free to end-users. We will continue to develop and distribute the Snort engine under the GPL, improve and document the program to stay on the cutting edge and expand the snort.org web site.

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