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Agnitum Ltd. to Offer Outpost Firewall Pro Support For Microsoft Windows XP SP2 with Advanced Security Technologies

The upcoming Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 operates seamlessly with XP SP2 to improve security and privacy.

St.Petersbug, Russia — August 4, 2004 — Agnitum Ltd., a leader in security and privacy software for home and office computers, today announced its support of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies. The upcoming 2.5 version of Outpost Firewall Pro, the award-winning security software developed by Agnitum, is to operate seamlessly with Windows XP SP2 and provide customers with updated support and features that improve the security and privacy of their web connections.

Surfing the web can be quite an adventure today. Along with practical information and fast communication, users also find plenty of trouble: viruses, Trojans, spyware and worms that crash systems and intrude on privacy. However, users also benefit from the improvements made in security software development, which give more protection from Internet dangers and more peace-of-mind.

Experts acknowledge Outpost Firewall Pro as one of the most secure and easy-to-use firewall software solutions available on the market. Outpost detects and blocks hacker attacks, guards the privacy of computer data, monitors the network activity of the system and its applications, provides secure web surfing, and prevents Internet worms from activating from the inbox.

“Outpost Firewall Pro’s mission is to protect customers from dangers peculiar to web surfing,” said Mikhail Zakhryapin, managing director of Agnitum Ltd. “Our customers seek security and confidence, they come to us because they rely on us and know that we can provide them with a superior arsenal of defense against most Internet threats. We are confident that the work we’ve done with Microsoft to integrate Outpost Firewall Pro within Windows XP Service Packet 2 will allow our customers to enjoy the benefits of a more secure PC experience.”

Windows XP SP2 with Advanced Security Technologies brings Windows XP users the latest security updates and innovations from Microsoft. It establishes stronger default security settings and automatically installs unique security features that better protect computers from hackers, viruses and other security risks. Additionally, Windows XP Service Pack 2 delivers a new Windows Security Center that allows users to easily control their connections and monitor their security level.

“We appreciate that the Windows Security Center feature of SP2 will allow Windows XP users to manage their security status from one location,” said Zakhryapin. “For instance, users of Outpost Firewall Pro 2.5 will easily see if their firewall is running or not. In case it is switched off, Windows Security Center will alert the user to a potential danger. This co-operation with Microsoft will benefit users, and we recommend that our customers install Windows XP Service Pack 2. In general, we think that this is a very useful technology since it makes more users aware of the problems and threats of Internet communication.” Windows Security Center simplifies access to and configuration of Windows Firewall as well as provides visibility to Outpost Firewall Pro. In addition, Outpost Firewall Pro implements additional features for Internet Explorer content filtering with SP2 and helps users control and reduce unwanted ads and content.

“Microsoft is pleased to be working with Agnitum to deliver an easy to use and more secure computing experience to our customers,” said Neil Charney, director, Windows Product Management at Microsoft. “The integration of Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro within the Windows Security Center feature of Windows XP Service Pack 2, is one example of how industry collaboration is helping to combat the challenges associated with online threats.”

About Agnitum

Agnitum is a leader in security and privacy software for home and office computers. The company’s products provide a superior arsenal of defense against PC infiltration by denying unauthorized access by remote hackers and protecting against data theft, denial-of-service attacks, privacy violation, Trojan horses, spyware and more. Four major criteria define Agnitum software: security, control, privacy and ease of use. The effectiveness of Agnitum software has been recognized by independent security experts and by international media awards.

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