As we ring in the New Year, I’m also very happy to announce that Immunet begins an entirely new and exciting stage in our company and product’s life.
Immunet has been acquired by Sourcefire, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIRE). While this event means that Immunet as a separate company no longer exists, the heart and soul of our great product will endure and continue to grow as a very important and well supported group within Sourcefire.
Over the past 2½ years the team here at Immunet has built an amazing cloud platform to deliver next generation security technologies and raise the bar for AntiVirus protection. As a result, we’ve built a product that is 35 times smaller than our nearest competitor using an entirely new approach to fight today’s rapidly spreading threats – our Collective Immunity™ technology. After growing to over 750,000 users in just over a year, we have reached a stage in our company’s life where we needed to put our pedal on the gas and spread Immunet to the entire world.
We're taking a huge step forward today in accelerating our technology, and expanding our market by becoming a part of Sourcefire. Sourcefire allows us to continue developing our technology as we do now, with a large amount of autonomy, but also exposes us to millions of users who already rely on their products today. Sourcefire is a great match for us from a technological, cultural, and philosophical standpoint - that was one of the reasons why this acquisition made so much sense. They are a well-respected company with deep roots in security solid products such as Snort, the most well known network Intrusion Prevention System on the market today.
The next year will be very exciting – Sourcefire is committed to fully supporting Immunet products moving forward (Immunet Protect Free and Immunet Protect Plus), and we, as the newly formed Cloud Technology Group, within Sourcefire will be there to do it. We’ll be the same team, just in a larger company.
We’ll continue to do everything that we can to make Immunet the best AntiVirus product on the market and to make the Internet a safer place. Our relationship with you, our community members, will not change. Thanks to all of you who have supported us to date. Your recommendations, concerns, and bug reports have really allowed us to reach this next stage.