Outpost 4.0 final launch in Sept (Agnitum Directions - Aug 06)

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  1. Chubb

    Chubb Registered Member

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    Product update: Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0

    http://www.agnitum.com/news/agnitumnewsletter/

    Agnitum introduced Release Candidate One (RC1) of Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 for internal testing. The final launch will take place in September.

    Here's a sneak peek inside Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 RC1:

    Anti-Leak controls

    Industry-leading anti-leak controls ensure malicious programs cannot silently transmit information off the PC by hijacking inter-process communications — in other words, hiding their malicious activities under cover of a benign application.

    http://www.agnitum.com/images/news/list/n1.gif

    http://www.agnitum.com/images/news/list/n2.gif

    Entertainment mode

    Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 detects when you switch to full screen mode to play online games or watch movies and automatically applies the most secure configuration available to provide background protection. Now you can focus on the activity at hand without worrying about security or having to deal with distracting interruptions by firewall prompts.

    http://www.agnitum.com/images/news/list/n3.gif

    http://www.agnitum.com/images/news/list/n4.gif

    We will let you know as soon as we have finalized the release date.
     
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  4. Legendkiller

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    well i dunno why security companies try to spoil their products by being jack of all and master of none..
    Outpost lost its focus from v2.5 onwards and this theory continues even now.
    Leak-tests and all is fine by what is the need for those additional stuff.o_O
     
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    Has anyone even used this version of Outpost v4 (RC1)? Is it stable enough to install before the final version?

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    I am a Beta-tester. It wouldn't be ethical to get in details here - all I can say that current version (Outpost Firewall Pro ver. 4.0.941.6824 (579) has lots of bugs. Some freeze, even BSOD-occurence. Originally the official release of V4 was scheduled for 1st of Sept., but we haven't got any info - I assume testing goes on for a while...At least Agnitum hasn't closed testing period - neither on mailing list nor on BTS (Bug Tracking System).
    It'll be a nice program, with many nice features (my favorite is "Anti-leaking" and "Macros", I do not like "Self-Defense" and "Entertainment-mode" that much).
    If U have any question which can be discussed here without getting too deep into details I help U with pleasure!
    So I 'd recommend to wait just a little until New V4 comes out...:)
     
  7. ellison64

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    Gotta be honest ,since im behind a router ,and pretty safe surfer (so im not that bothered about leak tests) ,and now that outpost works with the av i use ,i quite like the ad/content/anti spyware /and active content plugins,and use it just for that.I am hoping the anti spam might be ok too ....and that it will still run on 98.
    ellison
     
  8. Legendkiller

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    outpost is still a good firewall but i started to have mem usage problem with version:3 onwards and i think with all those stuff added to it version:4 isn't going to be lighter...:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Also,i also being behind a router,i use firewalls for controlling apps accessing internet.

    Anti-leak techniques maybe good for people who need it.

    But i think agnitum with version 4 is trying to dish out something more than firewall which may not be liked by all.
     
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