Friday, March 24, 2006

Sourcefire Network Security - News & Events

I just got a very interesting email about the merger of Sourcefire and Checkpoint.

From: Jennifer Steffens
Update on Sourcefire Acquisition
2006-03-23 18:55

Hi Everyone,

We wanted to make everyone aware that Check Point and Sourcefire
withdrew their application today after carefully considering the
complexities of the CFIUS process, the lengthy ongoing delays in the
CFIUS process, and the current climate for international acquisition.

There is a press release with further details available at

This in no way changes our commitment to the Snort technology or
community. If you have any questions, please let me know.


Jennifer S. Steffens
Director, Product Management - Snort
Sourcefire - Security for the Real World
W: 410.423.1930 | C: 202.409.7707 |

Sourcefire Network Security - News & Events

Reading the above email and the corresponding press release,
it seems the reason the merger was called of was because of
complexities in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the
United States(CFIUS).

Here's another link on the aborted merger;jsessionid=GCGILUQ1SVFLOQSNDBECKH0CJUMEKJVN?articleID=183702698

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