Check Point Software Technologies Limited

Sourcefire over the years [Timeline]

Sourcefire over the years [Timeline]

1998: Martin Roesch makes a program called Snort, which "sniffs out" network hackers and viruses, available for free online.

2001: Roesch founds Sourcefire in his Carroll County living room in order to produce a commercial version of Snort.

October 2005: Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., an Israeli company, announces plans to acquire Sourcefire for $225 million.

March 2006: Check Point abandons the acquisition after a federal panel begins investigating the deal. Federal officials opposed the...