SourceFire Acquires ClamAV

SourceFire, which has built a good business commercializing the open source SNORT intrusion detection system has now acquired ClamAV, the leading open source anti-virus software. This is a good move for SourceFire and helps them expand their footprint into an adjacent area. They acquired all of ClamAV's intellectual property including the brand name, trademarks, copyrights and also ensured they have the top deve

SourceFire, which has built a good business commercializing the open source SNORT intrusion detection system has now acquired ClamAV, the leading open source anti-virus software. This is a good move for SourceFire and helps them expand their footprint into an adjacent area.

They acquired all of ClamAV's intellectual property including the brand name, trademarks, copyrights and also ensured they have the top developers on board. Seems like a good strategic fit and should provide customers with "one stop shopping."

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