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The industry’s first free security suite knocks out competing paid solutions

Outpost Security Suite Free outperforms commercial products in proactive security tests, while its "parent" passes 5 antivirus tests in a row.

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, December 30, 2010: The security experts at Agnitum, the provider of Outpost Internet security solutions, are pleased to announce that the brand-new Outpost Security Suite Free (http://free.agnitum.com), released on November 22, 2010, topped Matousec’s Proactive Security Challenge ranking with 97% "Excellent" result and a strong recommendation. The recent test put Agnitum’s free security suite ahead of 20+ personal firewalls and security suites, including acclaimed commercial products.

The free suite’s proactive score is also backed up by solid antivirus results in VirusBulletin tests. In early December Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.0.4, the "parent" product to Outpost Suite Free, was awarded 5th VB100 award in a row — now for quick and effective virus protection under Windows 7.

The new Outpost Security Suite Free 7.0 (OSS Free), the first fully functional and comprehensive yet FREE security suite on the market, brings ease-of-use and transparency for non-expert users who want to feel protected online without the expense and sometimes steep learning curve of a commercial product.

Benefits of OSS Free, the first fully-functional free security suite:

  • The latest technology — based on Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.0
  • Lightweight VB100 certified antivirus
  • Best-of-breed award-winning personal firewall
  • Leak-test and self-defense certified by Matousec.com
  • Automatic optimal configuration out of the box
  • Full compatibility with Windows 7, Vista, XP — both 32- and 64-bit.

Right out of the box, OSS Free provides robust, easy-to-use protection with optimal default settings to address web-borne threats including known and zero-day viruses, spyware, hacker attacks and intrusions, spam, and more.

By achieving a high rating in Matousec’s Proactive Security Challenge, Outpost Security Suite FREE (http://free.agnitum.com) clearly proves its robust preventive capabilities thanks to the best-of-breed personal firewall and proactive protection inherited from the commercial version.

Matousec’s research was initially based on leaktests. The leaktest score is as important for a personal firewall and/or security suite software as a crash-test for a car: you never expect the circumstances to be tested, but it is better to have close to 100% protection than to cross your fingers.

Leaktests are not the only challenge security software should be able to resist. Matousec Transparent Security also analyses firewall efficiency in:

  • general bypassing tests that emulate malware attempts to bypass protection generally without targeting specific components;
  • termination tests that emulate attempts to disable the product and its defense functions;
  • spying tests (including keyloggers and packet sniffers) that test whether a product is able to prevent malware from spying on a user’s data;
  • performance tests

Detailed test results are available at http://www.matousec.com/projects/firewall-challenge/results.php.

As for the recent VB100 award, the magazine’s test summary is available at http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?display=summary. Only 11 out of 80 participating products were successfully certified 5 times in a row, Outpost being one of the lucky eleven.

As VirusBulletin’s VB100 test authors noted, "Helped by the clever caching which worked on detections as well as clean files, all tests were complete within a single day of testing, and throughout the test period the product’s stability was flawless. A well-earned VB100 award goes to Agnitum thanks to complete coverage of the WildList and a clear run through the clean sets".

Among the failed products were CA Internet Security Plus and Total Defense (a lot of in-the-wild samples missed), Comodo Antivirus and Internet Security (5 missed samples, 1 false positive), Lavasoft AdAware (20 missed samples, 1 false positive), McAfee (1 missed sample) and Rising Internet Security (2500+ of missed samples).

Check out the first fully functional yet free security suite on the market at http://free.agnitum.com.

For more information, please contact:

Pavel Goryakin
PR Manager, Agnitum Ltd.

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