Emsi and Tall Emu announce tech alliance

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  1. subset

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    Hi,

    press release from Emsi can be found as PDF at their Presse Center, currently only in German.
    http://www.emsisoft.de/de/company/press/

    This is a Google translation from presseecho.de.
    http://translate.google.com/transla...ischtes/TM3077.htm&sl=de&tl=en&hl=de&ie=UTF-8

    As stated in this news, Tall Emu will make use of Emsi's dual engine (a2+Ikarus) for their upcoming AV+ version of Online Armor.

    The Freeware bundle is already available at emsisoft.com, a-squared Free + OA Free.
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/download/

    And a Special offer in March: 30% discount for a-squared Anti-Malware + OA paid.
    http://www.emsisoft.com/en/order/antimalware/

    That all happend pretty quick and I wonder what's next. :shifty:

    Cheers
     
  2. Nightwalker

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    Great news so Tall Emu can continue with Online Armor AV + , the engine from Emsi is great but it has several false positives and a large database size. I am wondering how Tall Emu will "tweak" to do a "fusion" between the two products.
     
  3. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    A top-tier firewall plus a top tier- HIPS plus a top-tier anti-virus/anti-malware -- all for only $55.93!

    Now THAT is one incredibly sweet suite!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
  4. normishmael

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    Wow,this is a really good thing.
    I was pretty thrilled when A-2 recieved the Icarus engine,but this is even better.
    I hope the OnlineArmor version is the nearly flawless latest beta.

    This looks like a double win/win,for TallEmu/EMSI,and for users.
     
  5. firzen771

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    i just hope that the suite isnt as heavy as the current A2 + current OA seperatly would be.
     
  6. Coolio10

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    Great combination. Strong av+as with a strong firewall. Atleast they will communicate and work good together unlike teaming with big companies like norton or mcafee. I hate how my ISP made a deal with symantec to always be a version behind. If oa also got mamutu technology it would be unstoppable.

    I just noticed how dumb i looked when i said that since i have a norton avatar :).
     
  7. hayc59

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    well now thats a power house if I ever seen one
     
  8. MikeNash

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    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm very, very excited by the arrangement with Emsisoft. Christian and I have been talking for some time now - so, as Coolio points out, this is a much, much better alliance than we could ever hope to forge with the likes of Avira, Symantec and so on.

    This isn't just us licencing the engine, but the start of something that I think is going to be very special.

    What we're working on at the moment is the integration of the aSquared engine into Online Armor AV+. It's nearly done - so I hope it will get into this upcoming release.

    After that - who knows :)


    Mike
     
  9. andyman35

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    Comprehensive is the word for that little lot.:thumb: and if Mamutu were to be included also...unmatched.
     
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    And my Online Armor AV+ renewal comes up the end of this month, perfect timing...:thumb:
     
  11. Firebytes

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    A2 download is over 45MB in size by itself. So OA2 will be quite large I guess.
     
  12. MikeNash

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    OA Squared :) I like it :)

    The freeware bundle is about 56mb to download. When we integrate, this will shrink somewhat.
     
  13. hayc59

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    Mike, Was just wondering if you and Chris
    will be offering both as seperate programs
    as an option or is the gonna be it all or nothing?
    thanks G
     
  14. Firebytes

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    Yeah, I think Online Armor Squared has a nice ring to it, if I do say so myself. :D
     
  15. MikeNash

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    The product lineups at Emsi and TE will stay the same. We aren't forcing anything.

    The only changes are:

    a) Addition of a new freeware bundle, which can be downloaded from here:

    http://www.download.com/A-squared-F...nal-Firewall-Bundle/3000-8022_4-10909642.html

    b) In Online Armor AV+, we've ripped out the KAV engine and added in the dual Emsi/Icarus engine.


    Mike
     
  16. MikeNash

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    hehe.. we should make that the official bundle name :)
     
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    Wooo! I'm so happy to see an alliance like this. :D
     
  18. Firebytes

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    Sounds like a plan to me.:thumb:
     
  19. acr1965

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    Mike will the HIPS portion of the combo be the OA HIPS or the Mamutu of A2? Or will the HIPS be some combo of each?

    Thanks
     
  20. MikeNash

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    Hi,

    The HIPS will be OA; AV/Scanner will be A2. It will be basically be the AV+ version of Online Armor.

    Mike
     
  21. Rednose!

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    That's a statement I don't agree with. Personaly I think you would be better off with Avira.

    Greetz, Red.
     
  22. MikeNash

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    Hi Red,

    You weren't party to the discussions I had with Avira, nor were you party to the agreement I had with Kaspersky.

    Trust me - the flexibility, openness and trust that we have with Emsi is FAR superior than anything we could have negotiated with those guys.

    With Emsi, we're going into a partnership. With Avira/KAV, we'd be just another OEM.


    Mike
     
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    Ofcource you are right, but I can only judge the in my opinion better detection rates of Avira and the too much false positives of A2. That said, I think you have a good product ( I have tested the free version of OA twice ).

    Greetz, Red.
     
  25. MikeNash

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    That's something we can definitely agree on :D
     
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