11 May 2007 | 9,624 views

Outpost Security Suite PRO Review

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Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro is a step up from their Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO
with a more wholistic look at security.

The suite also includes pre-emptive threat protection, anti-spam protection and safe-surfing.

The Software is fairly sizeable at around 36MB, you can download it here, for a 30 day free trial.

Outpost Security Suite Pro

As I’ve mentioned before I think most of the things a software or desktop firewall protects against can be mitigated with a little education and good Anti-Virus software such as Avast! or BitDefender (both free for home users). This suite does go a little further, but by using Firefox and software such as SpyBot Search & Destroy and the Bayesian spam filtering in Thunderbird (Plus turn on Spam Assassin on your hosting package) – most of the additional ‘protection’ can also be gained for free.

Outpost Security Suite does have a vast array of features which I wont list here, you can read them yourself on the Outpost Security Suite Features page.

It covers all of the important stuff, including 360 degree malware protection…

The download is pretty slow over here in Asia due to our pitiful International links, and as normal after hooking some system DLL’s you need to reboot after installing, it’s very easy to install and it definitely aimed at less technical users, as are most similar products.

It has some extra stuff over the firewall which seems to be a basic kind of IDS, more advanced malware detection and protection (attempts at pre-emptive to stop infections) and protection again rootkits with ‘SmartScan‘ technology.

It seems to use the same kind of Database base as the other products in the Agnitum line-up.

The Anti-Spam part also integrates nicely with Outlook Express and Outlook giving you “Spam” and “Not Spam” buttons just like Hotmail/Gmail/Yahoo!.

Outpost Security Suite Pro

It doesn’t seem to support Thunderbird though, which is sad.

All in it’s a good product and if you are in the market for a security suite and you don’t like the big bloated offerings from the giants or you need to recommend one I think it’s about the best you can get.

Of course 90% of the problems these types of software are meant to solve can be avoided with some common sense and education, but as we’ve seen, sadly common sense is not very common. That’s why software protection for Windows machines still has a real lively market space.

You can more screenshots here.

You can download Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro here.

The trial is available for a 30 day period, after that it will cost $49.95 (This is $10 more than Agnitum Outpost Firewall PRO) for a single computer and a year worth of updates. Full pricing information including a family package is available here.



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