Yandex acquired Agnitum technology for Yandex Browser

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  1. idaho

    idaho Registered Member

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    In December 2015 Yandex acquired Agnitum software technology. Agnitum’s R&D has provided security software solutions for over 15 years. These technologies will now be used to protect users of Yandex Browser.

    As agreed by both parties, Agnitum’s software developers, quality engineers and virus analysts were offered an opportunity to join Yandex team and continue their work in St Petersburg office of Yandex.

    Agnitum experience will contribute greatly to the development of Protect active security technology that ensures online safety for Yandex Browser users. Protect encompasses several technologies: ID theft protection, Secure Wi-Fi feature, suspicious site blocking and virus scanner.

    Agnitum was established in 1999 in St Petersburg, Russia. It has been developing antivirus products, firewall, proactive protection technologies, web content and email filtering, intrusion prevention solutions.

    Yandex Browser is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux as well as iOS and Android-based devices. It’s integrated with other Yandex services and synchronizes across multiple devices. Browser’s key features include: Turbo mode for fast page loading, Smart Line that combines address and search bars, and Protect — the active user security technology. According to Liveinternet statistics, Yandex Browser holds the 2nd position in the rating of most popular desktop browsers in the Russian Internet segment.

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    As a result of the acquisition, Agnitum terminates direct and partner sales of the Outpost product line. However, the company continues to meet its commitments to existing customers. Agnitum will provide antivirus base updates, bug fixing and technical support until December 31, 2016.

    To ensure further security of your computer, we encourage you to make use of a special offer. We offer all active Outpost license holders to exchange their Outpost licenses for Kaspersky Internet Security licenses free of charge. The migration offer is time limited. Visit the dedicated page to learn more about the migration program and exchange your license for free until January 31, 2016.

    For more information, please contact Agnitum International PR.

    Source: http://www.agnitum.com/news/2016-01-14-yandex-acquired-agnitum-technology.php
     
  2. trott3r

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    Oh pants :(
     
  3. boredog

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    nother one bites the dust
     
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    In my opinion, being acquired by Google, or Yandex, does not mean to bite the dust.

    It will most likely mean cash in there empty wallets...
     
  5. Cabville

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    This is a disappointing development. In the right hands, outpost is a tremendous program. The old school HIPS seem to be dropping like flies.
     
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    For starters, they should keep the browser updated for known vulnerabilities ASAP and not 3 months after Chromium update.

    I wonder, how long before Comodo Firewall "dies out", since firewalls are more for enthusiasts these days. Not many real ones left anyway, like 2.
     
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