Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008 provides proactive protection, and Agnitum have worked on the previous version to ensure a better degree of safety. It is built around Agnitum's respected firewall, with added features including antimalware, anti-spam, and other web security controls.
Outpost's firewall has been around a long time and is a well-respected program that works in stealth mode by default, and builds rules for common services and applications. It gives total protection from data leaking, can also create custom rules and provides detailed information about all network activity and open ports. It did very well in PC Pro Lab's penetration test, hiding all the ports and giving no information to the attacker but all details of threats to the user.
The applause stops there, however, because the rest of the package did not do very well in PC Pro's Lab. In malware test it failed to identify more than 20% of threats. Only 43% of the bad websites could not be accessed by the test machine, the rest went unhindered, and threats from sites were also undetected. Agnitum's anti-phishing tool also failed to stop the phishing mails. The suite is inexpensive, though, and really good in firewall-type attacks. It does increase boot time significantly.
Author Michaela Forbesdate added 2009-09-07 13:04:04