OA++ and Mamutu

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by stevan4, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. stevan4

    stevan4 Registered Member

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    Hi there!
    I have a quick question for you guys.
    I'm pleased user of OA++, and recently got a Mamutu 1 year license.
    Witch are the benefits of using Mamutu along with OA++?
     
  2. Triple Helix

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    Mamutu is already in OA++ if I'm not mistaken? http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/oapp/

    TH
     
  3. gery

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    you already have it on your box so no need to duplicate it
     
  4. emsisoft

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    Online Armor ++ is a firewall with HIPS, Mamutu is a pure behavior blocker.

    While the technical base is similar, the results you can see are some kind of different. A HIPS alerts suspicious actions, a behavior blocker combines several parameters to estimate if a program shows bad behavior or not.

    The Mamutu technology is used in Emsisoft Anti-Malware too, but not in Online Armor.
     
  5. Triple Helix

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    So OA++ does not have the Mamutu technology? As OA++ has OA and Emsisoft Anti-Malware together and Emsisoft Anti-Malware has the Mamutu technology very confusing! o_O

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  6. blasev

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    OA Premium : Firewall + HIPS
    EAM : anti malware + mamutu
    OA ++ : firewall + hips + anti malware

    So to have a "full" set u can use :
    OA++ + mamutu
    Or
    EAM + Online Armor
     
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  7. emsisoft

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    Well, basically it's wrong to say that a product contains another 'product'. :)

    We better talk about 'technology':

    Emsisoft Anti-Malware = Dual Scan Engine + Behavior Blocker
    Mamutu = Behavior Blocker only
    Online Armor Premium = Firewall + HIPS
    Online Armor ++ = Firewall + HIPS + Dual Scan Engine (but no behavior blocker)
     
  8. blasev

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    Yup, but just to make sure
    There is no difference on behaviour blocker between mamutu and EAM, am I right?
     
  9. Triple Helix

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    Thank You! ;)

    TH
     
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    Christian,

    I must say that Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Online Armor Premium... is a very powerful combination. Both are running light and yet the protection is extremely comprehensive. I believe that v.6 of Online Armor should make this combination a near perfect defense system.

    Thank You
     
  11. emsisoft

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    That's correct.
     
  12. stevan4

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    Do I benefit of using Online Armor ++ along with Mamutu, or OA's HIPS module covers everything that BB can detect?
     
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    I think you're right. But OA will send you more pop-ups.
     
  14. emsisoft

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    HIPS and Behavior Blocking are based on similar technology and are overlapping in wide areas.

    OA's HIPS shows more alerts and keeps you up to date about things happening inside your PC. It has a focus on rule based decisions whether to block or allow an action of a program. OA therefore is made to pass all possible leak tests.

    Mamutu's behavior blocker focuses on real malware and tries to avoid as many alerts as possible. It combines several parameters before it makes an estimation if a program is good or bad. If a program (e.g. a leak test) is just acting 'similar' to malware, you'll probably not get an alert as it is able to distinguish between real malware and simulations.
     
  15. blasev

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    After new insight from christian
    I turn off OA HIPS right away, since behaviour blocker should be enough for me
     
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    I'm still confused. If that is the case, why are they offered together as a "great complementation" here? http://www.emsisoft.com/en/order/antimalware/. Don't get me wrong, I love and have used Mamutu and OA. I've just never understood why they're marketed as working great together, but when asked, everyone states that they overlap in function.
     
  17. emsisoft

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    Overlapping in wide areas doesn't mean they work exactly the same way.

    Online Armor comes with hundreds of HIPS features that Anti-Malware does not have.

    And Anti-Malware comes with hundreds of typical antivirus features (more granular to configure scanner, onacces scanning, etc that Online Armor does not have.

    They make a really cool combo therefore. But yes, some features are double when you trim it down to the technical core.
     
  18. stevan4

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    Thanks to all, especially to emsisoft.
    You've helped me to clear my mind after some confusions.

    I've learned so much here.
    Wilders's is one of the best places on the net and definitely the best when the main subject is security.

    Greetings my friends!
     
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