Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 217 votes

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  • Version:
    4.0.1025.7828
  • Total Downloads:
    409,254
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 03, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    27.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Platform:
    Windows
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5 stars

"A Firewall That Actually Works!"

October 23, 2007  |  By artesian725

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

Used to use ZoneAlarm, but looked for something new after reading all the reviews here about the new version being so bloated.

Tried Comodo, but don't believe the hype, it can be bypassed by apps. Also, it would often start with the settings turned off, and sometimes it would even switch to "allow all" by itself. Either a bug, or taken over by other app, didn't work.

Outpost is amazing. It's not free but you get what you pay for. It really DOES protect itself from being modified by other apps (this is important), and has many awesome features. Gives just as much if not more detail than Comodo, and can let you control almost any aspect.

Applications can be configured with pre-defined rules, but then you can go in and change any aspect. You can also build the rules as needed - every time an application requests a network resource you can choose "Custom" and allow it, and build the permissions for the application over time. Also gives you the option to easily "Allow Once" or "Block Once" connections.

For the more casual user, you can "automatically" accept pre-defined rules for common applications (actually the default option) and then it cuts down the number of warnings significantly if that's what you're looking for. If you're looking for more control, make sure the "automatic" option is turned off. Either way, would suggest to make sure the setting for Outpost to protect itself is turned on.

It can also (depending on how you configure it): tell you when applications use/inject the memory of other applications, and when applications make critical changes to the registry (for example to start themselves at startup - common for bloatware/spyware/etc). You can block or "fix" such actions (but remember there are legitimate use cases too - drivers/etc). In general, use common sense. For the above average user.

The spyware scanner is also a nice plus.

This firewall works. Period. For the above average user it gives you great control and options - play around with the settings.

Cons

Interface not the most intuitive for novice users, but if you want something that works spend some time and look around - all the options are there (many not in the default view - explore the menu options). Really, what should be important for a firewall is how well it works, not how nice the user buttons/etc look.

An improvement could be to track critical registry changes and be able to undo them at a later date. You can undo critical registry changes when they happen, but this is the one feature that haven't found a way to go back to and fix later if you change your mind. Probably not easy to implement since being able to undo artibrary registry changes can cause unforseen problems, but hey it would be nice.

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5 stars

"Tired of bloatd AV suites that slow your computer down and just don't work?"

October 19, 2007  |  By JCitizen

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

Any fat bloated software suite that is slowing your computer down can't be doing a very good job protecting your computer I don't care how many features it has. Electronic data protection was the only feature that kept me from dumping these overrated AV solutions. NOW Agnitum has private data protection - AND this firewall is so advanced that professionals can use this firewall on 64 bit systems and I am sure the Vista version will be out soon if not already.

If you are a newbie - try the trial Pro version and look at the user guides for the free version that are written for newbies. This will give you the insight you need to simplify the installation and configuration of the firewall. You would have to buy a hardware firewall gateway device to get a better firewall with similar features - but if you don't know Linux you would have to pay for expensive services to come close to matching Agnitum's capabilities.

Don't let the pop ups confuse you when you install; just click "block once" untill you notice you can't do anything and then try again and click "allow once" - If this gives the process functionality then you know you did right and next time you can permenantly allow that process within parameters that are explained clearly in the beginner's guide.

If you don't know the name of the process you are being quizzed about just Google it or click allow once and chances are you'll be fine. If you are doing nothing and you get a popup; chances are this is a suspicious process that could be trying to take over your computer! I feel anyone can get the hang of it.

If you like to use your computer for buying things online and giving out personal information(usually on SSL connection), you have no choice but to get serious about personal computing security. Just read the papers if you don't believe me.

Cons

No cons yet. For those that have used ZoneAlarm, the pop up learning phase is similiar. If that was too irritating for you; just remember - even Zonealarm can be defeated by the new cracker tech that is lurking out on the web and maybe in your computer right now. Perhaps you should wipe your hard drive and reinstall the operating system and just forget about full network functionality and keep on using insecure software. Get a geek buddy to help you install the firewall if it is daunting for you. Kaspersky may be your least alternative but you will pay more for it also.

I am using this on my laptop with Windows XP Pro 64bit Edition and it is working swimmingly. If I run into any problems I will ad a comment to this review or do another review. Happy secure computing!

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1 stars

"Blocks ALL traffic, including HTML"

October 18, 2007  |  By Shilar

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

It works

Cons

Too well.

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1 stars

"WARNING:This software is EXTREMELY BAD"

September 27, 2007  |  By helmybd2

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

it can really block hacking attempts.

Cons

It takes about 50% or more processor usage

when i called support they told me this was because of kaspersky anti virus installed on my pc.

they sent me a patch and some steps to follow to repair this however they destroyed my kaspersky anti virus completely and the problem is still there

i tried and un-installed both outpost and kaspersky then installed outpost alone and still high cpu usage that sometimes my mouse stop responding for a while and maybe i start to see blue screens a lot.

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5 stars

"No Joke... This app works"

September 05, 2007  |  By macntech

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

Simple enough for intermediate users and has advanced features for the serious tweakers. Read other user reviews for more details. This app works awsome and is gentle on system resources

Cons

This app is difficult to get for free. Cracks are hard to come by.

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5 stars

"Best firewall out there"

September 02, 2007  |  By jtodd929

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

gives most control and protection. I love how I can set it and not have anything pop up unless I want it to.

Cons

New releases sometimes have kinks. But eventually they get worked out and when they do the firewall is awesome.

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5 stars

"The best windows firwewall"

September 01, 2007  |  By swift9

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Pros

This is a powerful firewall. It has a wide range of features, including blocking webpages that contain certain keywords. It's logging capabilities are excellent, the detail of information it gives you is excellent, the level of customization is very deep and over all it is in my ind the best windows firewall by some margin, beating ZoneAlarm, Kerio and Commodo easily.

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1 stars

"Not too good"

August 18, 2007  |  By sydniee

 |  Version: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0.1025.7828

Cons

I found my pc extremly slow. I tried to remove the program & it will not let me.

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What's new in version 4.0.1025.7828
Version 4.0.1025.7828 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Agnitum
Publisher web site http://www.agnitum.com
Release Date August 03, 2007
Date Added August 03, 2007
Version 4.0.1025.7828
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Firewall Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 27.56MB
File Name OutpostProInstall.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 409,254
Downloads Last Week 11
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95

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