Editors' reviewThis firewall offers the rare combination of a powerful feature set and an easy-to-use design. During installation, the program finds all popular network-enabled applications on your PC and automatically sets security policies for each. This eliminates the endless pop-up boxes you get with many firewalls, wherein you must allow or disallow certain processes from accessing your machine. We appreciate the ability to fine-tune all aspects of network usage using rules, and the easy-to-analyze logs are another big plus. In our tests, the firewall demonstrated good performance, successfully blocking several Trojan horses from our PC. Agnitum Outpost Firewall Pro also enhances your Web-surfing experience by blocking pop-ups, Flash ads, and banners, as well as potentially dangerous elements on pages. However, the program isn't perfect. The spyware protection introduced in the newest version didn't prove very reliable in our tests, as it let some well-known offenders squeak through. It's nice the program includes a spyware scanner, but it also wasn't 100 percent thorough. Nevertheless, persons looking for a robust yet low-maintenance firewall should take a close look at Agnitum Outpost Pro--so long as they don't uninstall their other antispyware programs.
PC defense against hackers, malware and Internet attacks. Inbound and outbound system and application firewall stops a wide range of threats from local networks and the Internet and prevents unauthorized access to your PC. Protection for your OS and apps with the enhanced web control and new SmartDecision technology. The program activity tracker lets you review system modifications in real time so you know when an app is misbehaving.
What's new in this version:
Version 8.0: Full Windows 8 support; Totally reworked, even more intuitive user interface; Extended HIPS in Outpost 64-bit.