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The Post 200 is an annual snapshot of the companies, law firms, nonprofits and other organizations that power our local economy. Here's a look at this year's list.


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Martin Roesch, interim chief executive at Sourcefire.( Photo by Jeffrey MacMillan/The Washington Post)

Public companies

75. Sourcefire

Sourcefire sells software and services that help government and commercial organizations identify and address shortcomings in their networks’ cybersecurity protections. That line of business has become increasingly important as financial institutions, Web retailers and others have been the target of online attacks. John C. Burris, who had been the company’s chief executive since 2008, died of cancer in October.

Trivia

The founder of this company built the foundation of its security intelligence software on a dare over one weekend.

Columbia

410-290-1616

Founded: 2001

Founder, CTO and interim CEO: Martin Roesch

Revenue: $165,646,000

Assets: $283,927,000

Employees (local): 560 (308)

NOTE: Our methodology for the rankings.
DATE: Dec. 17, 2012
CREDIT: Dan Beyers, Sarah Halzack, Greg Linch, Jason Bartz - The Washington Post.