Friday, December 11, 2009

Outpost Firewall Review | Free Windows Firewall

Tech Blog - Recently I have just formatted my laptop that is running Windws Vista due to slowness and irritation of nag to reregister Avast antivirus, anyway it is also about time to reformat the thing as it hasn't been formatted for almost one and a half year, after reinstalling my Windows Vista I decided to look for another security software for it, it doesn't have to be free as long as it does a goo job and doesn't slow my system to a crawl like Norton does I am still having nightmare with that product, anyway that where I found Agnitum Outpost Firewall with Antispyware, or Outpost Pro, it doesn't have antivirus protection like Norton does then again who really needs one these days, anyway I having using Outpost for about 4 months now without a problem, it is very good at what it does, blocking unauthorize outgoing and incomming connection, it will protect itself from compromise, it blocks ads and protect you from spyware and it does all of this on a very discretely, the control interface of Outpost is very simple to navigate, however if you are an advance user and prfer to do everything on your own Outpost will allow you to configure to your preerence, check it out they are currently offering lifetime license as well as free version of the Outpost firewall minus some feature such as antispyware.

Some benefits of Outpost from their site

Safety on the Internet
The two-way firewall stops inappropriate or malicious access to your computer from both internal (LAN) and external (Internet) sources. As a frontline defense, it prevents malware from spreading or “phoning home”, providing protection against hackers, loss of personal data, unknown malware, and unauthorized program activity.

Preemptive threat protection
Outpost’s Host Protection module monitors how programs interact to protect your system against high-level security breaches and has passed all well-known leaktests to prevent unauthorized transmission of information from your PC.

No more spyware!
Eliminate spyware with Outpost’s dedicated antispyware utility. Regular updates and always-on monitoring ensure that spyware cannot activate and cause damage to your data or divert your applications.

Secure web surfing
The versatile Web Control module safeguards you against the Internet’s darker side. It steers you away from websites infected with drive-by downloads, prevents the inadvertent disclosure of personal information, limits your exposure to potentially unsafe web properties, and keeps your identity private.

Bulletproof self-defense
Outpost cannot be deactivated by targeted attacks, ensuring continuity of protection.

Performance-driven operation
No matter what you do on an Outpost-protected computer, it will always feel like it’s brand new because the program uses so few system resources. The key engine has been optimized to deliver revolutionary speed efficiency, so you can focus on using your computer productively, not worrying about security issues.

Power without complexity
Whether you’re a security novice or expert, you can easily configure Outpost Firewall Pro to meet your needs. Thanks to automated and context-sensitive help, the firewall can learn how to handle alerts and make decisions for you, so you can focus on what you want to do, and leave the security to Outpost!

Below are some howto on troubleshooting

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