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Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro

Outpost Firewall Pro, provides a superior arsenal of defense against PC infiltration by denying unauthorized access by remote hackers and protecting against data theft, denial-of-service attacks, privacy violation, Trojan horses, spyware and more. Four major criteria define Outpost Firewall Pro: security, control, privacy and ease of use.

Agnitum Outpost is the first personal firewall that supports plug-ins. The distribution package of Outpost Personal Firewall has six plug-ins developed by Agnitum and several others from third party developers.There are also several plug-ins, developed by third party developers. For further information on standard and third party plug-ins, please take a look at our plug-ins page.

These features make Outpost the clear security choice for your system:

Security:

 Detects and blocks all intrusions by hackers;

 Blocks data theft attempts;

 Operates your computer into stealth mode, making it invisible to intruders;

 Analyzes your inbox and Quarantines Internet worms and viruses;

Control:

 Monitors network activity of your PC;

 Protects your children from illegal, inappropriate web sites;

 Provides full access to a thorough history of your connections;

Privacy:

 Prevents data leak from your PC;

 Averts invasions of your privacy through the Internet;

 Conceals your surfing habits when browsing the Web;

Ease Of Use:

 Runs under all* Windows systems on any Internet connection with any** applications;

 Auto-configures for your best protection during installation;

 Updates information frequently through a custom utility, to ensure your protection against new attacks.

All recent Windows versions - 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, 2003 and XP

**Outpost should not be run with any other firewall software; running Outpost with other firewall products can result in system instability (i.e., crashes) and can cause Outpost to operate in an unsecure mode.

 

Outpost Personal Firewall Pro Features

Outpost Personal Firewall Pro offers an extensive list of valuable features that maintain the integrity of your system on the Internet. Compare the value and advantages of Outpost Personal Firewall Pro at Agnitum official web site's comparisons page

Security Features

 New: Improved Attack Detection Plug-in GUI provides with selective port settings and ability to create a list of trusted ports and protocols;

 New: Hidden Process Control guards trusted applications from running programs that might appear dangerous for your system;

 New: Protection against process memory space hijacking by malicious code (Copycat, Thermite leak tests passed);

 New: Password protection from unauthorized stopping of Outpost service by Trojans and viruses;

 New: Malformed DNS requests blocking;

 Components Control (Anti-Leak) feature monitors components of each application you run;

 Stateful Inspection firewall technology provides superior security to packet filtering;

 Windows Boot-up protection defends your system before any malicious programs can be loaded;

 System and application level filtering define broad and precise restrictions;

 TCP, UDP and ICMP level filtering define access for data packet transmissions;

 Internet attack blocking (nuke, etc.) averts attacks that can cause system crashes;

 Port scan detection denies access to intruders;

 Stealth mode Support makes your computer invisible to attackers;

 MD5 authentication offers added protection for encrypted messages;

 E-mail protection guards against dangerous attachments and worms;

 Firewall engine resides on the lowest possible level of the operating system, allowing Outpost filter RAW_SOCKET and direct packet sending into drivers, thus bypassing the TCP/IP stack.

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Control Features

 New: Improved Content Filtering plug-in allows to display custom messages for sites with objectionable content;

 New: Export of log files into .csv format;

 New: Improved Component Control settings (easier fine-tuning in a separate dialog window)

 Database-driven logging system gives you precise stats for every connection and event;

 Network activity monitor provides a graphic overview of your system;

 Content filtering lets parents control site access for children;

 One click to block all traffic or disable the firewall;

 Software runs as a service;

 Custom settings are password-protected;

 Trusted IP group maintains confidentiality;

 Individual configurations allows customization by multiple users;

 DNS caching speeds connection times.

Privacy Features

 New: Flexible web history (referrers) blocking conceals your surfing habits. Improved Active Content plug-in allows you to enable referrers on the sites you consider to be trusted;

 Trusted Sites list allows to personalize banner treatment for specific Web sites;

 Banner ad blocking (including Flash ads) and pop-up window blocking keep frustrating ads off your screen;

 Cookies blocking maintains Web privacy and protects personal information;

 Active elements blocking for ActiveX, Java, Visual Basic scripts, and Java applets protects your system from malicious programs.

Ease of Use and Compatibility

 New: Ability to download from web site a list of keywords for Ads plug-in;

 New: Export and Import of Active Content and Ads plug-in settings;

 Seamless migration from earlier versions with the help of Agnitum Update;

 Auto-configuration sets up 95% of your applications, system and local network settings during installation;

 Remote Desktop support;

 Fast User Switching support lets users efficiently share one computer;

 ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) support allows networked computers to share one Internet connection;

 Wizard mode simplifies automatic rule creation;

 Predefined system and application settings cover all common tasks such as browsing the web, allowing ICQ, allowing DNS or DHCP, etc;

 Highly customizable user interface;

 Online, direct updating of plug-ins and settings for protection against new attacks. Automated updates mean you simply press Update Now;

 Individual configurations for multiple users.

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