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Independent tests identify Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 as the security software best able to defend itself from attack

SAN JOSE, CA. and ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, 25 October 2006 - Independent tests have determined that Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 from Agnitum is the software firewall best able to defend itself from the type of direct and brutal attacks that can cripple, disable and shut down less robust firewalls.

Outpost was the only one of 13 software firewalls to pass all 38 tests conducted by Guillame Kaddouch, an expert in computer security who operates the security web site firewallleaktester.com. Test results are available on Kaddouch's website at http://www.firewallleaktester.com/termination.php

"In the wild malware often choose to terminate the security software in the system they are running on, instead of trying to use complex methods to circumvent them. The "termination test" I have done was to shed some light on the current firewalls resistance against termination," said Kaddouch. "When Agnitum released Outpost 4.0 with it's 'self-defense' feature, I wanted to know how efficient it was by curiosity, and how it would stand compared to all of the current most famous firewalls."

"Self-defense or self-protection features have become a requirement for any security software solution to be taken seriously as some malicious applications like viruses, Trojans and spyware can disable or shut down security software in order to give themselves the freedom to steal information or whatever payload they have been programmed to activate," said Mikhail Penkovsky, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Agnitum. "As many techniques can be used to shut down a program, it was interesting and valuable to see how Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 will pass termination tests."

"Agnitum has always been recognized for its robust, yet easy-to-use security products," said Alexey Belkin, chief software architect at Agnitum. "We're delighted that the self-protection technologies built into Outpost to defend against and prevent attacks that cripple, shut down and expose users of less robust firewalls have been proven in the court of public opinion."

About Agnitum

Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. is committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software. The company's products are Outpost Firewall Pro, securing personal and family PCs, and Outpost Network Security, ensuring reliable endpoint protection and performance for small business networks. Agnitum firewall technology is licensed by Novell, Sophos and Lavasoft.

About Firewallleaktester.com

Founded in 2003 by Guillame Kaddouch, the website targets software firewalls and their level to stand various attacks to computers they protect, additionally, it provides some security tips and general advices on how to secure home computers. Up till now it is one of the most popular independent websites for firewall security area.

For more information, please contact:
Alexander Kariagin,
PR & Marketing Manager,
Agnitum Ltd
pr@agnitum.com

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