Agnitum’s Outpost Pro outperforms 15+ security products
Gains "Recommended" award in Matousec.com Proactive Security Challenge tests
St. Petersburg, Russia — March 22, 2012. Agnitum, a leading developer of PC security products since 1999, is pleased to announce that Outpost Pro version 7.5.2 (Performance Edition) outperformed more than 15 of the most widely used security products to gain a "Recommended" award from independent testing organization Matousec.com. The 64-bit Windows 7 Proactive Security Challenge tests, using the organization’s Security Software Testing Suite (SSTS), measure security software’s ability to resist the tricks used by malware to spoof antivirus and firewall protection. The Matousec.com team (www.matousec.com) is acknowledged to be the leading authority in this field today.
Through its combination of security and performance with low resource consumption, Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5.2 (Performance Edition) was able to achieve a score of 86%, completing 95 out of 110 tests. The average score among the other participants, which included some of the best known names in information security, was only 16%.
Among the products overshadowed by Agnitum, included two products rated as "Very poor" — ZoneAlarm and ESET’s suites, and 14 "Not recommended" suites — AVG, Avira, Avast!, BitDefender, Dr. Web, F-Secure, GData, McAfee, Norman, Norton, Panda, PC Tools, Rising, Trend Micro and Trustport.
"Outpost’s performance in the tests was great." — says David Matousek, the project’s founder.
Commenting on the results, Konstantin Kutikov, Agnitum’s Head of Testing Department, says: "We are proud to continue our successful challenge to the latest threats. The 64-bit systems market is growing, and Outpost Security Suite Pro addresses a wide range of sophisticated malware. This is true even under 64-bit Windows 7, where security software rights are limited compared to 32-bit OS. Outpost Pro 7.5 is still for a top choice for preventive blocking of unknown threats."
About Outpost Pro 7.5
Released in June, 2011 and most recently upgraded in February 2012), Outpost Pro 7.5 — Performance Edition is Agnitum’s comprehensive line of PC security products comprising antivirus and proactive protection tools including Outpost Security Suite Pro, Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro (see www.outpost.pro).
www.Matousec.com was founded in 2006 as a security researchers group project headed by David Matousek. Matousec.com is best-known for research in the field of the Security Software Testing Suites (SSTS), tests that attempts to misuse system files or legitimate software to send data to Internet servers without appropriate permissions. Products should pass every level to reach the highest (11 out of 11) level of effectiveness in these tests as well as termination, self-protection, spying and auto-run tests; products are required to score more than 50% at every stage to pass the tests.
Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (www.agnitum.com) has been committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software for over a decade. Agnitum’s commercial solutions for the home market are Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro, securing personal and family desktops; and Outpost Security Suite — an all-in-one Internet security solution. Dedicated to global e-security Agnitum also offers the free versions of Outpost Firewall and Outpost Security Suite to secure users’ system, network connections and critical data. Outpost Network Security ensures centrally manageable endpoint protection and reliable performance for SMBs, and Outpost Antivirus Service provides antivirus protection via monthly subscription to 125,000 subscribers with total reach of eight and half million ISP customers.
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