Agnitum releases Outpost Firewall 1.0
St. Petersburg, Russia – March 12, 2002 - Agnitum has released Outpost Firewall, a free, powerful personal firewall for Windows with features found only in high-end, corporate firewalls.
Outpost Firewall gives peace of mind from any threats by cookies, banner ads, e-mail viruses, backdoors, spyware, crackers, adware, and virtually every other Internet danger. Unlike other personal firewalls, Outpost starts protecting against all kinds of internal and external attacks as soon as it's installed. This is the first firewall with an open architecture and support for plug-ins, so its capabilities can easily be extended by thousands of developers worldwide.
Outpost protects your system from worm and virus attacks that arrive by e-mail. You can filter e-mails based upon their content, and Outpost will prevent dangerous attachments from executing.
Outpost performs web filtering, allowing parents, educators, and businesses to exercise control over the content that is allowed to reach your computer. There is a privacy guard feature, as well as a plug-in that will block banner advertisements from your web pages.
When processing packets, the program offers complete flexibility for power users who want to fine-tune their firewall protection. You can use Outpost's wizard to develop custom rules for dealing with all packets. Application authentication (MD5), ICS support, Trusted IP group, and ICMP rules can all be controlled. Less experienced users can simply use the predefined system and application settings for all common tasks such as browsing the web, allowing ICQ, and allowing DNS and DHCP. There is even an easy NetBIOS rule-creation process for working with home and office networks.
Users can get free updates to Outpost automatically, using the program's built-in update utility. Outpost's interface is multi-language, configurable for each user, and its settings can be password protected.
With its open architecture and support for third-party plug-ins, Outpost's functionality can be expanded to detect and protect computers from new threats that may develop. Current plug-ins include modules that provide full privacy protection against all kinds of active elements in e-mail and on the web, blocking of banner advertisements and pop-up windows, protection of e-mail from dangerous attachments and worms, content filtering for parental control, and detection and protection from port scanning and intrusion.
Inexperienced users will appreciate the ease of installation and ability to simply set Outpost's protection features. Power users will appreciate that Outpost resides on the lowest possible level of the operating system, allowing it to filter RAW-SOCKET and direct packet sending into the drivers, bypassing the TCP/IP stack.
Outpost runs under Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP, and is free for home, business, and educational use. You can download a copy from the Agnitum web site at http://www.agnitum.com.
For more information, contact Agnitum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Since 1999, Agnitum has been developing and marketing Windows security applications for business and home use. In addition to Outpost, Agnitum also offers Jammer and Tauscan. Jammer is a multi-barrier protection complex design for novice users. Jammer investigates incoming and outgoing Internet traffic, monitors applications, and protects the Windows Registry. Tauscan is a powerful Trojan virus detection and removal application.
About Outpost Firewall
Agnitum Outpost Firewall is the first personal firewall for Windows developed with Open Architecture. This open development process has proven its efficiency with the development of the Internet and Linux. Agnitum expects Outpost to benefit from the speed, innovation, and flexibility that come with having thousands of developers worldwide contribute to its development.