Agnitum's Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 collects a new round of awards
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, 16 Sept. 2008 — The computer security experts at Agnitum, publishers of the acclaimed Outpost Pro product line, are pleased to announce that Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 has received awards from ProtectStar Test Lab in the US and WebUser magazine in the UK.
Outpost Firewall Pro is Agnitum's best-of-breed personal firewall and antispyware solution, which has been protecting users against cyber-attacks, identity theft, spyware and unwanted web content for almost a decade. Over its lifetime, the company's flagship product has collected more than 50 awards in 15 countries.
Released in July of this year, Outpost Firewall Pro 2009 started out with a 99% leakproof result in the Matousec Transparent Security tests and continues its winning streak across Europe and the US.
The UK's best-selling Internet magazine, Web User, awarded Outpost a Gold Medal in its recent firewall comparison tests. Agnitum's standalone firewall beat out four leading competitors – both paid and free software – to gain top place.
The magazine's verdict was: "Although using this software will force you to dip into your pocket, we think the best security is worth paying for, especially when it's still good value and you're getting the benefits of ease of use and extra features."
The full version of the review is available on the magazine's website at http://www.webuser.co.uk/products/Outpost_Firewall_Pro_2009_review
During the summer of 2008, ProtectStar Test Lab, an independent IT- and communication security organization with offices in the US, UK and Germany, carried out in-depth testing on eight standalone firewall solutions offered by leading manufacturers. The coveted ProtectStar 2008 award was given to Outpost Firewall Pro 2009.
According to a number of testing criteria, Outpost demonstrated its excellence in protection capabilities and usability. The product outstripped such prominent competitors as Zone Alarm Pro and Sunbelt Personal Firewall.
The test report is available in German from the ProtectStar website at http://www.protectstar-testlab.org/award/protectstar-testlab-fw-vergleich
"There is much talk of the firewall market disappearing," said Vitaly Yanko, Sales & Marketing Director at Agnitum. "These awards prove that the proactive protection provided by personal firewalls is still in significant demand and of great importance to millions of Internet users. We are delighted that these tests further consolidate Outpost Firewall Pro's position as the global leader in firewall and host protection technologies."
Outpost Firewall Pro is available around the world in multiple languages, both online and in retail stores, and is competitively priced at $49.95 including a year of free online support and updates. More information about Outpost Firewall Pro is available at http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/.
Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (www.agnitum.com) is committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy-to-use security software. The company's major products, in addition to Spam Terrier, are 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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