Thursday, January 13, 2011

Immunet acquired by security firm Sourcefire

It's been quite a ride for the crew at Immunet -- from their launch in August 2009 to the release of version 2 of their cloud antivirus software last year. Now, they're going to be joining forces with Sourcefire -- a cybersecurity outfit who has just acquired the upstart Canadian company. Sourcefire develops such products as ClamAV and Snort, a widely-used intrusion prevention and detection app.

Immunet's userbase has grown to about 750,000 users -- an impressive feat for a previously unknown security app in a span of less than two years. Now that they're part of Sourcefire, Immunet will become the core of the company's Cloud Technology Group. In their blog post, Immunet assures that their relationship with users will not change and that they'll continue working hard to make their software the best it can be.

Sourcefire has assured Immunet they will be able to "continue developing [its] technology as we do now, with a large amount of autonomy."

Immunet acquired by security firm Sourcefire originally appeared on Download Squad on Wed, 05 Jan 2011 18:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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