Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009

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  1. osip

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    Due to the fact that Op fw Pro 2009 seems to have an issue together with NOD32 and downloadings, I decided to test OSS Pro 2009. No word about this suite here yet, and it´s time to start this topic. Also with all others talking about going naked and no more AV:s etc. I think this could be a general alternative with it´s ´Proactive Protection for Intelligent Internet Users´. Combining this superlight suite with SBxie seems as a very competitive solution...

    more info :
    http://www.agnitum.com/products/security-suite/features.php
     
  2. JasSolo

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    What issue is that?
     
  3. osip

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    Some users reports downloading problems and slow connection speed...

    Look here:
    http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22292

    That thread is for OSS...but I had exactly the same with OP FW Pro 2009 together with NOD32 and IDM, no matter if I turned off content filtering or not in application rules. After changing to OSS and uninstalling NOD all is okey...It´s seems to be due to ekrn.exe network tunneling...
     
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    The person who's posting in the link you show, seems to have 2 AV's at the same time. That simply calls for trouble. Here's he's/her setup:
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional (All Current Updates)
    Running Nod32 Antivirus & Outpost security suite 2008
     
  5. osip

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    Yes, I also noticed that..Of course if that´s the case (seems too insane to me), maybe he mixed up the FW with the suite... But nevertheless it seems to be an old issue with earlier releases and together with the fw and NOD32...I had the same...But OSS runs splendid here, I know that many don ´t like the virusbuster engine, but considering all other features the general picture turns up pretty good to me...
     
  6. Chubb

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    BTW, Outpost Firewall 2009 works OK with NOD32 3.0.667. I don't feel any slow down in connection speed.
     
  7. osip

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    Apart for downloading speed/slowdowns OPfw 2009 with NOD32 is good,...At least here, but you also have the incompatibility which by the OPinstaller disables realtime AS after the detection of NOD32 installed...

    The topic turned to the fw...That wasn´t my intention. What have others to say about the suite ?
     
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    As long as they keep using VirusBuster, I'm not going to use the suite.
     
  9. osip

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    Yes, but apart from the combined anti malware and excellent fw you also have component control, anti-leak control,critical objects control, web control, private data transfer block etc...So, as by many stated that the AV:s tend to loose importance with blacklist and signatures the suite with it´s otherwise comprehensive protection has at least to be considered and not only rejected due to virusbuster.The performance is excellent and it´s very light...
     
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    Been running it for a while now and for once (or twice if you count NortonIS) I havent felt the need of uninstalling and trying something else. The suite runs very smooth and all of the components have been working very well. I really like it - virusbuster or not :D (vb btw caught every sample ive been throwing at it :thumb:)
     
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    There are a lot of other 'features' however to me, a good blacklist scanner is still the bread and butter of a security setup. May be good to use the firewall with another AV.
     
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    I have not tried the latest versions of either combinations of these programs.

    I was a long time user of OP fw and NOD32. The last versions I tried did not play well together.
    I then tried ESS and went through hell with updates, reinstalls and whatnot.
    Bitdefender was next. A minor problem, but when they blamed my software
    for THEIR problem, BYE
    Next was OSS and have been a happy camper. Have not found a fault so far.

    These where all purchased and not trial versions.

    I know the money is in do all suites today. However, both NOD32 and OP screwed up their core products. And of course trying to make things work with Vista didn't help !! I still run XP Pro.
     
  13. osip

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    Yes, I have the same sort of impressions...I will contnue to test it...
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    added: regarding OPFW Pro 2009 and NOD32 I managed to get rid of the issue mentioned here as well. Take a look here, post 56:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?p=1275044#post1275044
     
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    Changes in Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009 (build 6.5.2358.316.0607), 15 July 2008:
    The following issues are resolved (only significant ones are listed):
    * Connections were blocked on sending attachments through POP3
    * Improved overall system performance
     
  15. awesome1

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    If OSS goes every weekend without malware updates then it is a NO NO! Despite the other features you wont see Kaspersky or Nod for example go without updates 24/7! As a firewall OP is second to none but if Agnitum could use a different AV engine than Virus Buster then as a suite OSS would be a serious contender!
     
  16. QS

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    I realize this is about the suite but meh my two cents are as follows.

    I bought Outpost 4 a long time back used it for a while hated it. It worked like crap and looked like crap, used lots of resources and felt slugish.

    Went to comodo, fell in love, and the price was right... V3 came out upgraded loved it more, until it started breaking my .Net apps. Had to uninstall.

    Came to this forum looking for an alternative and read about Agnitum dropping 2k9, after looking over V8 i had my doubts... But i had a license for it and thought what the hell round two...

    All I can say is that while i still prefer comodo, mostly because i am just plain used to it, Agnitum has impressed me enough to keep 2k9 installed. It's rock solid, albeit for one minor setback for me. It does indeed at least on my box slow downloads down, not drastically enough for me to uninstall it, but it DOES. Otherwise they've done wonders reducing it's resource usage, and it's appearance.

    I dunno something about having it alert me to a rootkit trying to keylog me made me impressed basically like a mini TF built in.

    So what I am trying to get at with long meamble, is that if the suite is anything like the firewall, it should be much improved and worth a look.
     
  17. markymoo

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    The Outpost Security Suite is excellent and have now purchased it. It provides a strong form of protection combined. The firewalls excellent and anti-malware is strong. It great for x64 plus interface is slick and it runs fast. A big thumbs up.

    Shouldn't this thread be in 'other firewall'?
     
  18. greenhorn113

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    Does anyone know why the system tray icon turns green when normally it is blue, so far not spotted a reason in the user guide.o_O
     
  19. GES/POR

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    Somehow i doubt that the AM Dep is strong
     
  20. greenhorn113

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    Are you implying an infectiono_O
     
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    Agnitum support have advised the icon changing colour is an indicator of the chosen firewall policy in this case a block all policy. :D
     
  22. qpok

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    Otherwise a great product but there is a problem with the Web Control component, which causes connection freezes, to which restarting OSS is the only solution. This is very frustrating as the Web Control is very effective in blocking ads, among other things. And like I've commented (in the thread linked below), I don't like the fact that I have to cripple a program in order to use it.

    This is a reported and somewhat common problem. See for example http://www.outpostfirewall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22558.
     
  23. Jaki

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    Hi Greenhorn 113

    Green means highest form of protection :)

    Blue is the middle of the line :cool:

    Orange means the lowest form of protection :mad:


    Peace
     
  24. Subgud

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    I have been trying OSS for some days. So too you guys who uses this suite. Is the scanning speed so slow that i experience? I have a C drive with 40GB used. This is mainly windows setup and games. My D drive has 280 gb and this is mainly music.

    A full scan takes 1hr20min. Is this normal for you others guys?
    Compared to outpost FW PRO which dont have antivirus, the malware folder in the menu is about the same. Is it only that when it scan, it scans for trojans and viruses compared to the standalone FW?

    ( please excuse me for a hard to understand explanation!)
     
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