Preview of Outpost 2010 features

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  1. CogitoTesting

    CogitoTesting Registered Member

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    I think Agnitum just posted this on their blog. Here are the new features and improvements of Outpost 2010. Public beta soon.

    http://agnitumblog.blogspot.com/

    Thanks.
     
  2. lordraiden

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    Sounds quite good, but is a problem now is going to be even harder chose btw comodo v4 and outpost 2010 :doubt:
     
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    Well then, it is quite good to have problems :D.
     
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    Nice interface:thumb:
    improved features:thumb:
     
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    Agnitum had been quiet so long, that I actually thought they had bitten the dust.

    Welcome changes to the suite. They say Improved Anti-Malware engine. If its still the same VB engine its going to be mediocre. Other features seem as building box for Outpost Sandbox. UI changes are welcome OSS popups are not really informative for novice users. And if they can make the HIPS quiet and effective it will be a great win for Agnitum.
     
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    Their anti-virus engine is not all VirusBuster, as a matter of fact Agnitum has its own anti-malware engine (spyware, rogue, etc.). The prospective 2010 features are more based upon prevention then detection. In my opinion it is a good route to take if one needs to be safe online.

    All in all I'm very excited about the suite prospective new feature and the 2010 version will be very competitive.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Julian

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    One major improvement is that the HIPS is now able to stop reading out files or registry keys. A nice feature, but I suppose it's easily to implement once you have a solid HIPS architecture. Kaspersky has this since version 8. Nevertheless I hope that Agnitum will use this feature more intelligent than Kaspersky.
     
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    IMHO they are not real informative what so ever, probably the worst pop-ups from any firewall i've used. I really hope these are improved a lot, otherwise 2010 will be a big let down.
     
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    ye that was my only complaint with Outpost, they need to improve their alerts for sure.
     
  11. Stem

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    Nothing in there to imply better packet filtering or an update to its outdated attack plugin.

    Another firewall lost to the "Leak test prevention applications"
     
  12. Escalader

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    Yes, I read this marketing announcement and saw nothing in it that interested me yet.

    It lacks detail, but I suggest reserving judgment FWIW til the actual product emerges. Example for me is on the 64 bit version I cannot save settings. Now that is a already a reported bug so we wait. Meanwhile I can recover settings via file recovery system in Paragon.

    What these marketing guys do is try to hold the existing customer base with leaked information and prevent new customers from jumping ship to vendor y. I doubt the idea works.

    If things do not improve on filtering I will revert to optimizing the W7 imbedded FW no matter how much effort it takes in 2010.
     
  13. Rainwalker

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    Hmmm...should you do so Escalader, maybe you might consider posting a guide here :D
     
  14. pandlouk

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    Hurrah!!!
    They are improving only the hips and antimalware components. :rolleyes:
    The only components of outpost that I do not use... :rolleyes:

    I agree with stem... another previously great firewall bites the dust.:thumbd: :thumbd: :thumbd:

    ...if only I could get my hands on matousec... :p :D

    Panagiotis
     
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    Yes, Rainwalker I will consider it. If that is my direction after I do some off line PM'ing I would want to do that as a learning thread as before. I would be the "learner" and others would "correct me as I stumbled forward".

    The nearest thread here to that would be the Vista and XP FW setup threads. Sorry I don't have the links handy.

    Thing is I loose the HIPS features and the id blocking stuff.
     
  16. Technic

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    They are cashing out some customers like me. They do not offer any updates concerning new versions. I paid for lifetime update and the latest version is from sept. :'(
     
  17. Julian

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    And there's a need of action. The HIPS on Seven x64 is really horrible.
     
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    you get lifetime version updates dont you?

    where is it said you dont?
     
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    They are not cashing in like you said. The 2010 is coming and the reason and Agnitum main idea is to iron out most if not all the 2009 version's bugs before coming out with the 2010 version.
     
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    This is Wilders. I think there is no official version for W7 yet. No chances to test 2010 version. User support forum for OP Pro is one of the unfriendliest I have ever visited.

    Furthermore, updates for what?
     
  21. wat0114

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    Check it out: http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/download.php

    Agnitum had been experiencing problems with many beta testers (if this is what you're referring to) sending too few, or even no, bug reports, so they've had to tighten their selection process.

    I have found them to be amongst the most professional, especially the long term incumbents.
     
  22. Technic

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    Good. Lucky you. :-*
     
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    the program it self, i know you have to download each version but def files for the realtime get downloaded.
     
  24. nhamilton

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    If FW companies target to improve them self based on matousec tests, then we neeed some one who does real tests on the actual packet filtering capabilites, then you will have the companies competeing to be the top of that list as well. Once you start measuring things then people know where they need to improve. If matousec is the only way they can easily demenstrate that one is better then another, then can you blame them on focusing on improving in these metrix.
     
  25. lordraiden

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    Would be a really good idea if somebody can do a serious test of the packet filtering capabilites, maybe matousec would want to publish them in the website.
     
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