"OSSS" (Online Solutions Security Suite) Beta is Out

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  1. zen_usuario

    zen_usuario Registered Member

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    Thanks, Mihail! :)
     
  2. kareldjag

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    Hi,
    Kees, this kind of question is more suited by PM, but i wil try to answer by staying on the topic.
    There is more than ten reasons for stopping blogging. And one of them is that i am convinced of the emptiness of comparative testing for the desktop security soft market (av, HIPS, firewall).
    But as Castlecops is dead, and as i am not satisfied with the Wikipedia article on HIPS (focus on hardware), i may write a page and update the list of current product and antimalwares evolution.

    I' ve checked OSSS for ten minutes for instance, and i am agree with Ilya: stopping thinking as a developer also means making the job/task easier for the user.
    And a lot improvements MUST be done in this case, especially the learning mode which needs to be more intuitive (one click-one rule).
    Nothing new under the sun regarding rules problems: if the user creates a rule for service.exe after the reboot, then any trojan pakes/spambot/rootkit can for instance install hooks without any alert from OSSS (see my example).
    OSSS team may take advantage for instance of what was already been done by Starforce for SafeNSec.
    OSSS illustrates a tendency of security softs evolution to antimalwares suite with different modules and approach in the same product: firewall, pattern file detection, behavioral analysis, sandbox...
    From a consumerism point of view, i hope that users will have the choice to get the HIPS and the firewall as single product, not only the choice of which module to install or not.
    For any paranoiac users, putting all his security in one product is like putting all his money on one wall street value/agency (Maddock!) or one horse: a kind of Russian roulette, if we consider that a simple flaw in the driver implementation and all the security can be compromised.
    Mixing different approaches (sandbox, white/black list, behavioural analysis etc), different product from different vendors makes the jobe of the attacker or malware more difficult.
    TKS for OSAM which is integrated in my USB security suite since months.

    Rgds
     

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  3. deadmeat

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    Please can anyone advise if they have the updated beta (22nd April) running on XP Pro SP2 and what experiences/issues they have had with this software.

    Thanks.
     
  4. Kees1958

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    Kareldjag,

    Thanks, I will be interested in a new HIPS update.

    Regards Kees
     
  5. aigle

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    Hmmm... I think he said already that he is not interested.
     
  6. Kees1958

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    I did interpretate this as an possible update
     
  7. aigle

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    Hmm... list not the tests IMO.

    Tests need a lot of time n effort.
     
  8. Mihail Fradkov

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    "OSSS" (Online Solutions Security Suite) v0.9 Beta is Out

    The second public beta-version OSSS v0.9 Beta was released at 09-May-2009 06:50.

    Shortly:
    - new feature: Installer Mode
    - improved: events requests windows (more usable for beginners; just one step of large improvement task)
    - improved: presets
    - dns cache enabled (improvement on firewall rules creation and matching)
    - WAN support added, now it works with ADSL modems (partially - not tested with ISDN)
    - bugfixes

    Full changelog will be published tomorrow, sorry.

    Download page: http://www.online-solutions.ru/en/products/osss-security-suite.html
    General advices and help on the use of Online Solutions Security Suite

    I'll try to answer on all messages soon.

    Beta-testers are welcome!
     
  9. jmonge

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    Re: "OSSS" (Online Solutions Security Suite) v0.9 Beta is Out

    is your program vista ready?thanks
     
  10. Mihail Fradkov

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    Re: "OSSS" (Online Solutions Security Suite) v0.9 Beta is Out

    Not yet, sorry. Vista support will be provided in next betas.
    (OSPD supports Vista, but it doesn't splitted from OSSS currently. This will be done soon).
     
  11. blacknight

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    Well, I'm trying it. It seems to have some issue to launch other partitions than C in my HD: I have one partition primary and active and three data partitions, logic on a SATA HD. Anyway, some notes for the HIPS features:

    - OSSS is a very complex software, ok, but it need to set better the Learning Mode: OSSS try to check and to learn all i nthe same time, and the pc sometimes freezes: it's my third reboot, but OSSS freezes again my system.

    - in Protection <Application rules it seems impossible to modify the application rules for every single application; it's possible only for category ( trusted, programs, browsers...): is it ? I wish to can edit single rules for single applications.

    - in Protection < Protections settings, the " integrity control " is unpracticable: the frequency and the numbers of the alerts are so high that it's impossible to run the system. I don't know if it's only because of the first phase of learning, but I had to disable the integrity control.

    This so far. I also 'm learning... ;)




     
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    Re: "OSSS" (Online Solutions Security Suite) v0.9 Beta is Out

    ok thanks
     
  13. blacknight

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    The problem seems to exist with Explorer.exe because my pc slows also if I open a JPG. file in C: Documents.
     
  14. jmonge

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    i experience this when running 2 hips;) yes i did for testing purpose:)
     
  15. blacknight

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    After a new reboot I see on the right window in Protection <Application rules the rules of some single application, but only for few applications.
     
  16. blacknight

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    The firewall:if I understand, may be today I'm a bit sleepily :D , but I can't find a mode between " Learning Mode ", that asks to me for every site and every local port, and " Block most " that blocks every site except these I previous allowed.
     
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    Ehm....I hoped to have some answer...
     
  18. Mihail Fradkov

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    Our technical support has answered on your questions on Online Solutions' forum (partially answer). I really hope we will have some time after the next beta-release to answer on all questions/messages/posts here (a lot of and a difficult) and on our forum. Sorry.
    Please be patient. Thank you.
     
  19. Mihail Fradkov

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    Change list for OSSS: Security Suite v0.9 Beta (09-May-2009)

    1. The set of predefined rules is improved.
    2. ADSL modem (WAN devices) support is included, PPPoE connections are working now. (ISDN WAN devices have not been tested).
    3. DNS cache is included.
    4. Process memory protection is improved.
    5. “Installer Mode” for comfortable programs installation is added.
    6. Windows of event requests became more user friendly and easy to use (it’s the first step of the huge intention to improve appearance and usability).
    7. Added applications icons into request windows, active processes list, network connections list and other places.
    8. Now it is possible to move process to any group from a request window.
    9. Position and size of request windows are automatically saved now.
    10. Behavior of the tray icon commands is improved.
    11. Added “Settings” tab.
    12. Amount of closed sessions in “Network Connections” tab is limited now.
    13. Fixed BSODs:
      • on the computers with network card drivers that use old NDIS v3.x/v4.x interface (not used on modern computers in practice)
      • while virtual drive image mounting using ISODrive (UltraISO)
      • in some rare cases when “Startup and Recovery” settings were written to the registry.
    14. Fixed:
      • the dynamic changes of drive letters were not handled
      • policy settings changed by the system tray were not saved in configuration file (reverting to previous value after system restart).
    Download OSSS v0.9 Beta...

    List of the known issues and functions, not included in this release (v0.8; not updated yet)
     
  20. trjam

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    I agree. Damn folks, give them a chance. What are we doing if all we do is protect the old and scare the new. Think about it. Mihail, look forward to seeing more of you here and working with members to only help improve your product.

    Geez.
     
  21. blacknight

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    Yes, I know all this, and I'm thankful to all the developers that create and spread new security softwares. Sometimes the haste depends from the enthusiasm for the new product. That's all so far. ;)
     
  22. aigle

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    CAn some one post some screenshots of it, especially the pop ups alerts?
     
  23. deadmeat

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    I've been asking in the OS forum and direct to St. Petersburg about the intended or not commercial status for this software without response.

    Can anyone answer if they know that this will remain as freeware or if they'll do a 'Panda' and start charging for the program itself and/or updates once the beta testings finished?

    Thanks
     
  24. blacknight

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    In his site you can see some screeenshots.
     
  25. Mihail Fradkov

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    Updated: 25-May-2009 16:20
    Support of new kernels added.
     
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