Chapter 1Introduction to the Cisco Firepower Technology

This book describes various components of next-generation security solutions. Each chapter walks you through a unique feature of the Cisco Firepower security technologies. Before diving into the technical details, this chapter helps you become familiar with the Firepower technologies by providing an overview.

History of Sourcefire

Cisco acquired Sourcefire in 2013. At that time, Sourcefire was one of the top leaders in the cybersecurity industry for its intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall (NGFW) solutions. The Sourcefire IPS was based on Snort, an open source network intrusion detection and prevention system. In fact, Martin ...

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