Agnitum releases Outpost Network Security 3.0
Upgrade focuses on user security, IT convenience, and business policy maintenance
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, February 20, 2009: The security experts at Agnitum, developers of the Outpost Pro product line, are pleased to announce the latest implementation of the companyís core business security solution. Outpost Network Security (ONS) 3.0 delivers comprehensive anti-malware and intrusion protection for Windows-based networks.
Agnitum first entered the SMB security market in 2005 with the release of Outpost Office Firewall (1.0), which was later renamed Outpost Network Security 2.0 and upgraded to add central deployment and administration capabilities to the firewall and antispyware components.
Over the past three years, Agnitum has focused on home-user solutions while maintaining ONS as a standalone firewall and anti-malware product for businesses. The release of ONS 3.0 incorporates the applicable functions and benefits that have been added to the Outpost Security Suite Pro consumer solution in the interim, ensuring the delivery of a fully field-tested product from day one.
Outpost Network Security is specifically designed to protect SMB networks against the latest security threats, as well as addressing the problem of productivity waste caused by resource-hungry or otherwise inefficient security products. ONS safeguards local networks against external attacks and internal sabotage, keeps endpoints clean of malware, prevents disclosure of confidential information, polices employee Internet access, and centralizes the tasks of deploying and managing protection.
ONS ensures the integrity of business data by offering a number of robust security mechanisms:
- Proven antivirus and antispyware ensures a malware-free environment
- Award-winning bidirectional firewall delivers safe network connectivity
- USB access lockdown prevents the businessís digital assets from leaving the network
- Safe data repository to prevent data disclosure
In addition to the security benefits, ONS 3.0 offers a number of capabilities that systems administrators will appreciate and that will ensure corporate policies are maintained and enforced.
- Centralized deployment to minimize IT workload
- Centralized on-demand checks for malware on remote PCs
- Online and offline updates to keep protection current
- User group segmentation for more targeted protection
- Remote configuration for easy, hands-on management
- Full compatibility with all current 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems
One ONS 3.0 benefit that will lead to significant improvements in security management effectiveness is real-time control of endpoint activity.
Once a network is up and running, it can be time-consuming and difficult for IT staff to control events taking place on individual machines. Outpost helps to overcome this limitation by providing real-time monitoring of system and network activity for any remote host. With this tool, administrators can see what sites are being accessed and what programs are currently active on any computer on the network.
As in the consumer product, subsequent malware scans on local and remote clients can be performed in almost no time through Agnitumís proprietary SmartScan3 technology, which stores previous scan results in a single protected location, thus avoiding repeat scans of unchanged files.
Also inherited from home-user versions of Outpost, ONSí built-in self-defense mechanism guarantees that workstation protection cannot be switched off by targeted termination attacks, ensuring network clients are protected 24/7.
Outpost Network Security protection can be installed on any Windows client or server platform currently supported by Microsoft, simplifying deployment and eliminating any learning curve. Outpost protection can be deployed on a companyís gateway PC, even if that PC is already running third-party security software such as antivirus or anti-spam.
Outpost Network Security 3.0 delivers on its three stated goals:
- End user safety (using the anti-malware mechanisms of the home-user product line)
- System administrator convenience (easy deployment and administration)
- Corporate policy maintenance (real-time control of endpoint activity, user group segmentation, optional USB-connectivity restrictions).
Outpost Network Security 3.0 pricing starts at $224 for a minimum of 10 PCs, with per-user costs reducing as license quantities increase. More details may be found at: http://www.agnitum.com/products/networksecurity/index.php .
Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (www.agnitum.com) is committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software. The companyís products are standalone Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost AntiVirus Pro, securing personal and family desktops; Outpost Network Security, ensuring reliable endpoint protection and performance for small business networks; and Outpost Security Suite — an all-in-one Internet security solution.
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