San Jose, California and St. Petersburg, Russia (PRWEB) November 14, 2007
The security experts at Agnitum, the leading personal firewall developer, are pleased to announce that Outpost Firewall Pro (OFP) 2008 came out on top in the most recent Personal Firewall Analysis tests performed by Matousec Transparent Security (http://www.matousec.com) on November 2nd, 2007. Outpost beat out more than 40 other personal firewalls and security suites, gaining the coveted 100 % efficiency rating in the leaktests.
A leaktest is a specific program that determines if a firewall's outbound protection can be bypassed using specific techniques. A failure in any leaktest indicates that the software is unable to prevent the user's data from leaking out if that particular technique is used by a hacker or other malware, hence the term "leaktest". Many of the techniques used in Matousec's leaktests are already in use by real-world malware: spyware, Trojans, keyloggers, worms and other cyber threats. The leaktest score is as important for a personal firewall and/or security suite software as a crash-test for a car: you never expect the circumstances to be tested, but it is better to have 100% certification than to cross your fingers.
Matousec Transparent Security tested more than 40 security software products against all currently-recognized leaktests, as well as against their own variations based on existing tests. Detailed results are available at http://www.matousec.com/projects/windows-personal-firewall-analysis/leak-tests-results.php
Agnitum's products have focused on strong outbound protection since the first version of Outpost Firewall Pro some six years ago. According to the recent Matousec' study "Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 6.0.2162.205.402.266 fulfils the promised perfection. This means that Outpost also scores 9625 points, which is 925 points more than its previously tested version."
"Although nobody can guarantee 100% security on a computer that is switched on, Agnitum's goal has always been to get as close to that 100% as possible. After almost two years of hard work, we're delighted with these perfect test results for our new generation of proactive protection - the Vista-compatible Outpost Firewall Pro 2008 and Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008," said Mikhail Penkovsky, Agnitum Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
More information about Outpost is available at http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/index.php
Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. (http://www.agnitum.com) is committed to delivering and supporting high-quality, easy to use security software. The company's products are Outpost Firewall Pro, securing personal and family desktops; Outpost Network Security, ensuring reliable endpoint protection and performance for small business networks; and Outpost Security Suite -- an all-in-one Internet security solution.