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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 acquisition, fearing it could result in the exposure of the government's network practices. October 2006: Sourcefire applies to list its common stock on Nasdaq under the...

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