Barracuda Tries to Gobble-Up SourceFire

Posted by encoreopus on Jun 3, 2008 5:45 AM EDT
Socialized Software; By Mark R. Hinkle
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Over the last few years there has been a lot of fanfare around open source companies and their liquidation events. Most of the news has been around Sun's billion dollar acquisition of MySQL or the Citrix acquisition of Xen and even Yahoo's acquisition of Zimbra. In contrast there was little attention paid to the SourceFire. Actually if you ask most open source users about SourceFire they would probably answer "SourceWho?" If you ask open source users if they have heard of ClamAV or Snort they probably would be able to tell you that they are the leading open source software for virus protection and intrusion detection respectively. Recently, SourceFire has been in the news a bit lately as Barracuda Networks has made a bid for their open source competitor.

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