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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Outpost Firewall PRO 4.0 - Amazing Internet Security, but not for your Grandpa!

PC Magazine Review of Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0
Neil Rubenking, internet security expert at PC Magazine USA released a a review of Outpost Firewall PRO 4.0.

Here are quick conclusions about this internet security software:

PROS:
Hardy firewall resists attack by malware. Firewall blocks leak-test techniques used by malware to evade normal program control. Plug-in architecture allows bonus features.

CONS:
Advanced program control often flags innocent programs. Firewall pop-ups can be hard to interpret. Antispyware can't handle rootkits.

BOTTOM LINE:
Agnitum's robust Outpost firewall is tough enough to resist any attack, and its advanced program control blocks sneaky malware. Spyware protection is a nice (if imperfect) bonus. High-tech types will like it, but don't give it to Grandpa.

Indeed!

Being of the best internet security software to protect your Internet connection Outpost can hardly be used by computer dummies like your Grandpa.



   
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Outpost Firewall PRO 4.0 - Amazing Internet Security, but not for your Grandpa!

PC Magazine Review of Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0
Neil Rubenking, internet security expert at PC Magazine USA released a a review of Outpost Firewall PRO 4.0.

Here are quick conclusions about this internet security software:

PROS:
Hardy firewall resists attack by malware. Firewall blocks leak-test techniques used by malware to evade normal program control. Plug-in architecture allows bonus features.

CONS:
Advanced program control often flags innocent programs. Firewall pop-ups can be hard to interpret. Antispyware can't handle rootkits.

BOTTOM LINE:
Agnitum's robust Outpost firewall is tough enough to resist any attack, and its advanced program control blocks sneaky malware. Spyware protection is a nice (if imperfect) bonus. High-tech types will like it, but don't give it to Grandpa.

Indeed!

Being of the best internet security software to protect your Internet connection Outpost can hardly be used by computer dummies like your Grandpa.



   
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Friday, November 17, 2006

New BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 Released

New BullGuard Internet Security 7.0 ReleasedBullGuard released Internet Security 7.0 which is available immediately from www.bullguard.com. A single subscription to BullGuard Internet Security protects up to three PCs with Antivirus, Antispyware, Firewall, Spamfilter, Backup, and Support.

BullGuard Backup
The new to 7.0 is the functionality to configure online and or local backup from a single interface. In addition to being able to perform backup via the online storage facility included, users can also configure BullGuard 7.0 to perform scheduled backups to external hard drives, network drives, USB drives or other removable media. BullGuard Backup also provides integrated support with Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express for archiving email history, as well as an intuitive Wizard function for configuring backups and restoring of any lost files.

Integrated Antivirus & Antispyware
Version 7.0 integrates the Antivirus and Antispyware applications to minimize scanning time, neutralizing malware in one sweep.

BullGuard Firewall
The Firewall in version 7.0 has been completely overhauled with a new award-winning engine licensed from Outpost Firewall PRO, providing greater resistance to intrusion and extrusion attempts. This has been achieved with minimal interface changes taking existing BullGuard users into consideration.

BullGuard Spamfilter
The upgraded Spamfilter offers improved analyses of incoming e-mails, with better spam detection and fewer false-positives. The Spamfilter can be used with any e-mail application and includes full integration with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express.



   
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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Steganos Internet Security 2007 Released

Steganos Internet Security 2007 Released
Steganos, European leader in providing security and privacy software for consumers and SMEs, has released Steganos Internet Security 2007, the latest upgrade to its comprehensive PC security package.

The package protects users from the wide range of threats they face while using the internet including viruses, phishing attacks, hackers, spyware, diallers, rootkits, spam, pop-ups and unwanted advertising.

  • NEW: Steganos AntiVirus optimised for rapid downloads
    Steganos AntiVirus pro-actively protects PCs, scanning emails in real time and offering protection against script, macro, data and bootsector viruses. The software intercepts viruses before they reach the PC and uses a virus database that is updated every hour. Using advanced compression and incremental updates, the software now updates itself in the background with minimal impact on the user’s PC.
  • NEW: Antiphishing protection to avoid identity theft
    This release introduces antiphishing protection. Phishing is a term used to describe when criminals attempt to extract banking and e-commerce credentials by impersonating banks or retailers, usually by sending spam email purporting to come from that institution and encouraging customers to log in at a fake website. Steganos Internet Security 2007 defends users from such threats by warning before sensitive data, such as passwords, pin codes, account numbers or credit card numbers, are entered on an unsafe website. The software uses a blacklist of known phishing sites, which is regularly updated.
  • NEW: Pop-up and advertising suppression
    Also new for this release is the pop-up and advertising blocker. This blocks websites from opening unsolicited windows, which could be used to deliver viruses and trojans. Users can whitelist websites where they would like to permit pop-ups, and can screen out advertising embedded in webpages.
  • NEW: Protection from rootkits
    Steganos Internet Security 2007 offers comprehensive protection against rootkits, which can be used to hide malicious software on a PC. By continuously monitoring the memory, the software warns users about process changes and hidden software. Rootkits hit the headlines last year when music CDs were released by Sony BMG which installed unsolicited antipiracy software and used a rootkit to hide it on the user’s PC.
  • NEW: Real-time examination of internet traffic
    Steganos Internet Security 2007 examines internet traffic in real time to filter out malware before it even reaches the computer’s hard disk. Steganos Internet Security 2007 destroys spyware and malware, which could be used to record passwords as they are entered into banking and e-commerce websites and send them to criminals for use in committing identity theft or fraud.

Steganos Internet Security 2007 comes with one year of free updates, as often as hourly for the virus definition. The trial version is available now to download at http://www.steganos.com/.



   
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

CNET Posted BitDefender Antivirus 10 Review with a 6.8 out of 10 score

CNET Released BitDefender Antivirus 10 Review
Robert Vamosi of CNET has reviewed new BitDefender Antivirus 10 giving it 6.8 out of 10 rating.

THE GOOD:
BitDefender Antivirus 10 offers two licenses and a two-year subscription at a price below that of the competition; runs on Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP; features award-winning antivirus protection.

THE BAD:
BitDefender Antivirus 10 performed slower than the competition; doesn't uninstall completely; the help file is a separate application to open.


THE BOTTOM LINE:
BitDefender Antivirus 10 is a solid antivirus and antispyware solution, offering two-year subscriptions for the price of one elsewhere; however, it could be faster, offer built-in help, and uninstall better.


Interesting facts from the review:
Once installed, BitDefender requires 60MB of disk space, twice as much as Eset NOD32 and CA Antivirus 2007, comparable to McAfee VirusScan Plus, yet one-third the size of Norton AntiVirus 2007. In terms of system resources, BitDefender Antivirus 10 (using its default scan settings) is neither a resource hog or nor is it lean, falling somewhere in the middle instead.



   
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