Thursday, January 19, 2012

7.5.2 Release is coming soon!

Dear readers,

The Outpost 7.5.2 Beta program already has hundreds of active beta testers signed up since we announced its availability around a week ago.

Early response is encouraging; here’s how one tester responded:
“Positive impressions:
+2 to robustness – stability increased,
+5 to durability – fixed an issue with self-protection,
+7 to defense – anti-malware module enhancements"
We’re approaching release candidate status for Outpost 7.5.2, and the full release schedule is as follows:
  • Beta test ends January 27,
  • Release candidate to be issued January 30, 
  • Final release is scheduled for the February 20.
Now it’s time to list out the full history of changes for the upcoming version, leaving only 2 changes for the next blog post (marked with *) -  regarding automatic anti-malware engine update (they are not applicable to Anti-Spyware engine changes).

What’s New: 
  • The more stable Microsoft C++ RunTime library delivers smooth installation and stable product behavior
  • The UI visualization library has been updated to enhance the product’s visualization performance
In Proactive Protection:
  • New system objects and critical locations are secured by System Guard, which helps to block unknown malware attempts to activate in the system and/or steal data
In Anti-Malware (Anti-Spyware):
  • Ability to unpack archives with Unicode national symbols in their names
  • Sorting by Object and Type of objects in Quarantine
  • New support for Java Archive and Android application package file formats for on-the-fly (on-access) detection*
  • First-pass reclassification of malware database to identify grayware samples*
What’s Improved: 
  • Self-protection is improved, preventing malicious software from ending the GUI process
In Firewall:
  • Decreased file system load by applications that repeatedly access network resources via NetBIOS
In Anti-Malware (Anti-Spyware):
  • Improved usability of the restoration from Quarantine window
  • Improved archive scanning
What’s Fixed:
  • Causes of several of the most commonly reported crashes fixed
  • Memory leaks fixed
In Proactive Protection:
  • Decreased amount of Smart Decision false positives
  • Presets and automatiс rules creation suggested for suspicious and potentially dangerous software
  • Display of lines in the Application Guard list is now accurate
In Anti-Spam:
  • Several frequently-reported crashes and freezes fixed
  • Problems with finishing training in earlier versions have been resolved
In Web Control:
  • IE9 crashes with Quick Tune enabled have been fixed
  • Errors in the number of blocked sites in the Main Window have been fixed
In Anti-Malware (Anti-Spyware):
  • Possible issues with updates of the Anti-Spyware database have been fixed
  • Language settings no longer reset during installation on top of a version using a different language
  • Detection issues with SmartScan enabled have been fixed
  • Issues with detection of malware in UPX archives have been fixed
  • Issue with detection during context scan has been fixed
  • Issue with inability to save files from Quarantine to other drives has been fixed.
In Interface:
  • Visual issues in Network Activity and Process Activity have been fixed
  • Visual issues in the logs have been fixed.
Version 7.5.2 has been in development for seven months and will be released before the end of this winter season. We welcome continuing and new testers to our beta and upcoming release candidate testing.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is great as usual but please do not forget to make the registration procedures easier this advise for you , all experts user they do not have any problem for this but you have to put in your considerations the others

Great Agnitum i wish you the best

agnitum said...

Regarding easy registration, we test different solutions.

The best solution already exists - it is "once entered the code - forgot forever" (you need only to pay for monthly renewal), which is already implemented in Outpost Service products for monthly subscription for ISPs customers.

Anonymous said...

Great so if you can make direct registration link to registration page so the client can fill his information with his promotion code

thank you and i wish you the best

agnitum said...

For promotional code, customer should already have the link to register for free. We may only provide the links at "Having issues?" page to the normal registration for trial/purchased licenses.

Anonymous said...

i tested beta version , but not existed any new languages of 20 .
only : english , german , espanish , rusian , france .?

Anonymous said...

Matousec change to 64 bit :)

agnitum said...

Let David's team will test Outpost x64. We already have the internal results for 7.5.1 and 7.5.2, but wait for Matousec's certification.

Anonymous said...

how to download the beta version.

Anonymous said...

New to outpost 7.5, how does the software protect against Windows vulnerabilities exploits?

Thanks,

agnitum said...

As usually, Proactive Protection lets to block most of known (in our lab) ways to bypass in-built protection. Regarding Windows vulnerabilities, it depends on every single case.

Usually, independent test labs use a lot of testing tools to check how our Proactive Protection prevents using some significant OS vulns and other ways to bypass.

Anonymous said...

Delayed again? ಠ_ಠ

Anonymous said...

i don't see any cloud computing in agnitum products :(

agnitum said...

ImproveNet is the cloud computing system implemented into out products since 2006 year. You still think it is not cloud computing system?

agnitum said...

Not delayed, but scheduled.

Anonymous said...

it's true , but is not similar to other antivirus products.compare and answer in shorter time.

agnitum said...

Every AV vendor means their own "cloud computing". But majority of "cloud antiviruses" are ineffective without broadband Internet connection.

SmartDecision technology incorporated into 7.5 edition collects and sends (upon user's permission) suspicious samples to our virus lab. And it works even with poor Internet connection.

Anonymous said...

ok , but you can compare this suspicious samples whit large data base and send short instructor for agnitum antivirus for next actions.

innuendo after a few minutes , warning to user for best choice.(remove , block or ...) for this file.
ex: www.virustotal.com

agnitum said...

Some comments mistakenly were not approved, sorry for that.

Please take into account that Outpost Pro is provided in 5-languages regular pack - EN/DE/FR/ES/RU, other languages are added by our representative offices when localizations are ready.