Nokia puts the Snort on security

Finnish equipment vendor Nokia has teamed up with security vendor Sourcefire, to put the Snort open source intrusion detection system on Nokia’s high end IP kit.

Snort is widely regarded as the de facto standard for intrusion prevention and Nokia will offer the technology on its IP Security Platforms for traditional and mobile environments, based on the hardened Nokia IPSO operating system.

“Threats are becoming more sophisticated, targeting the application, not just the network,” said Tom Furlong, vice president, Security and Mobile Connectivity at Nokia, “software such as Sourcefire’s to allow enterprises to add key security elements as they mobilize their workers.”

Chris Christiansen, program vice president, Security Products and Services at industry analyst IDC added: “Companies are adopting mobile and remote access technologies in greater numbers today, which leads to new security concerns that firewalls alone simply aren’t enough to address. For that reason, solutions such as Intrusion Prevention are becoming vitally important for protecting company networks.”

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