Martek isn’t the only
based technology company grabbing headlines these days. Sourcefire a developer of “real time adaptive” network security products, is another HoCo loco business in the fast lane. Founded in 2001, the company passed $100 million in revenue in 2009 and now employs over 300 people. They are headquartered in the Columbia Patuxent Woods Business Park near the . village of Owen Brown in Columbia
They also just bought another fast growing company.
Last week the company announced the acquisition of Immunet, an interesting little start up anti-virus subscription service based in
. Immunet “leverages the collective intelligence of a growing community, the speed of cloud computing, and the power of social networking to provide a groundbreaking approach to security.” Palo Alto
In just two years Immunet has already signed up 750,000 users in 192 countries.
Sourcefire is a company with a sense of humor too. Their leading product is called Snort which it describes as “the world’s most downloaded intrusion detection and prevention technology with nearly 4 million downloads to date.”
They even have a Chief People Officer which sounds so much nicer than Director of Human Resources.