Receiving a leading 93 % efficiency rating in leak-tests, termination and performance tests, OSS 2009 beat out more than 35 other personal firewalls and security suites tried against up to 84 latest “Firewall Challenge” tests.
A leaktest is a program designed to determine 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”.
Leaktests are not the only challenge security software should be able to resist. Matousec Transparent Security also analyses firewall efficiency in:
- general bypassing tests that emulate malware attempts to bypass protection generally without targeting specific components;
- termination tests that emulate attempts to disable the product and its defense functions;
- spying tests (including keyloggers and packet sniffers) that test whether a product is able to prevent malware from spying on a user’s data;
- performance tests.
"We'd like to thank Matousec lab for another thorough examination of Outpost security, this time the all-in-one solution - Outpost Security Suite Pro 2009. By becoming one of the leaders in this latest test we demonstrated the futility of opposing our standalone firewall product and security suite when it comes to proactive protection and resistance to leaktests", said Maxim Korobtsev, Chief Technical Officer at Agnitum.