Sourcefire, Inc. (Nasdaq: FIRE), Erfinder von Snort® und führendes Unternehmen im Bereich der intelligenten Cybersecurity-Lösungen, übernimmt Immunet, einen führenden Anbieter von innovativen cloud-basierten Antimalware-Technologien. Damit wächst das Portfolio von Sourcefire um eine Cloud-Plattform zur Lieferung von Malware-Schutz und ergänzt das führende Echtzeit IPS-System mit einem Cloud-Angebot. Sourcefire wird alle Mitarbeiter von Immunet übernehmen, darunter auch dessen Gründer Oliver Friedrichs, Alfred Huger und Adam O"Donnell. Die Übernahme wird mit 21 Millionen Dollar veranschlagt.
Columbia, MD - January 7, 2011 -- 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.
Immunet combines the collective intelligence of a growing user community, the speed of cloud computing, advanced data mining, and machine learning technologies to provide a groundbreaking approach to cybersecurity. This acquisition immediately enables Sourcefire to provide endpoint protection from client-side attacks and Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). The cloud-based platform also enables innovative approaches to reputation services, data loss prevention and forensics. Combined with Sourcefire"s next generation network intrusion prevention system (IPS), customers get the most comprehensive protection against today"s threats from cloud to core.
"Immunet is a disruptive innovator in delivering cloud-based security solutions with over 750,000 users in 192 countries," said John Burris, CEO of Sourcefire. "This acquisition enables Sourcefire to accelerate our cloud initiatives and provides significant value to customers by protecting them against advanced client-side attacks. Immunet"s technologies build upon Sourcefire"s reputation for providing customers with innovative solutions that protect them from the latest threats."
Sourcefire will retain all fulltime Immunet personnel, including founders Oliver Friedrichs, Alfred Huger and Adam O"Donnell. Immunet employees will join Sourcefire within the Office of the CTO.
"Sourcefire is the perfect company to accelerate Immunet"s path to market," said Oliver Friedrichs, Immunet Founder and CEO. "Sourcefire secures organizations and individuals worldwide with advanced network security technology. Adding an internet-scale, advanced cloud platform catapults Sourcefire into a leadership position in endpoint protection as well."
The addition of Immunet further builds Sourcefire"s position as a leading provider of intelligent cybersecurity solutions, following its Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Razorback announcements in 2010.
Financial Overview of Transaction
The total acquisition price is $21 million in cash, which included $17 million paid at closing and $4 million expected to be paid over the next 18 months upon achievement of product delivery milestones related to the enterprise version of Immunet"s product.
Immunet has a subscription-based business model and is expected to grow bookings at a rapid pace in 2011, though its contribution to revenue is expected to be minimal over the same time period. With expenses being recognized on an as incurred basis, Sourcefire currently expects Immunet to be dilutive to 2011 adjusted net income per diluted share by approximately $0.10. Adjusted net income per share is a non-GAAP financial measure and excludes stock-based compensation expense and amortization of acquisition intangibles and assumes an effective tax rate of 35%. The acquisition is expected to be at least neutral to adjusted net income per diluted share in 2012 and accretive thereafter. Sourcefire plans to provide information on the expected impact on GAAP net income per diluted share after it has completed the valuation analysis related to the acquisition.
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