Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Download the new Outpost Pro 8.1

Now that the new Outpost Pro 8.1 is officially available, we strongly encourage you to upgrade to the new version — we’d really like to hear your thoughts, since our users were the inspiration behind many of the improvements!

Version 8.1 focuses on stability and performance and adds a few new capabilities:
  • Extended ability to intercept intrusions into process memory using those processes’ shared memory areas
  • Extended HIPS monitoring area under Windows 8
  • Improved product operation with Fast User Switch
  • Improved driver operation logic with IPv6 addresses
  • Improved archived malware remediation rate
  • Improved SmartDecision capabilities
  • Improved entertainment mode logic
  • Improved scan results presentation logic
  • Improved context scan processing logic
  • Improved Quarantine module logic
  • ...
Check out the complete list of improvements on our website.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Add "Shut down PC after scan" choice to settings.b

Wisher said...

I am a little bit disappointed because I expected bigger changes.

Please at least add ASK rules for the Network Rules. It is simple and really useful change because Allow/Block rules are not user friendly in all cases.

Anonymous said...

Latest version of OSS slows down (terminates) ftp connection in Speedcommander because of scanning java and php scripts which are uploaded to website.

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Anonymous 6/21/2013 11:37:00 AM

We will take your suggestions into consideration, thank you for sharing them with us.

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Wisher

If you need a permanent prompt for a specific action, you can turn on Rules Wizard policy in firewall and use "Allow once" and "Block once" buttons in order not to create a rule or a pattern, but to answer the prompts every time the action is processed.

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Anonymous 6/23/2013 11:02:00 PM

Please contact support at http://www.agnitum.com/support/contact.php

Wisher said...

to Agnitum

You are right. I can use Allow once/Block once.

BUT what about this example:
----------------------------
I have application e.g. ManyConnectionsMaking.exe which is connecting to many different IP's and many different ports. I want block every single connection attempt with one exception - ask for outbound TCP to 123.123.123.123:80.

With the ASK rule
-----------------
Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Outbound
and remote address is 123.123.123.123
and remote port is HTTP
Ask

Where the protocol is TCP
Block

Where the protocol is UDP
Block

Without the ASK rule
--------------------
Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Outbound
and remote port is 1-Finger, 81-65535
Block

Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Inbound
Block

Where the protocol is UDP
Block

These are the closest rules I know to ideal situation with ASK rule. Result is popup bomb because I can not specify IP range. So I must block millions of firewall notifications until I find notification with IP 123.123.123.123 and then I can make real decision. Is this really user friendly?

Or I can use this:
Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Outbound
and remote address is 0.0.0.0,0.0.0.1,0.0.0.2,0.0.0.3 etc etc xD
and remote port is 1-Finger, 81-65535
Block

Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Inbound
Block

Where the protocol is UDP
Block

Nobody want specify these rules.

Or with IP range (as far as I know this is not yet possible):
Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Outbound
and remote address is 0.0.0.0-123.123.123.122, 123.123.123.124-255.255.255.255
and remote port is 1-Finger, 81-65535
Block

Where the protocol is TCP
and direction is Inbound
Block

Where the protocol is UDP
Block

These rules are not so sexy like rules with the ASK rule, right?

This is only example situation. Real situation is much much much more complicated. Please give me ASK rules.

Agnitum BLOG said...

Wisher, you're certainly right that the abovementioned method of workarounding the necessity of "ask" rules is not trivial, it definitely lacks usability and user-friendliness. The suggestion to implement this rule category has been passed to the developers, but there is a long road between adding a feature request and actual feature implementation. However, you understand that currently prompting the user is not in a trend.

andre said...

Have to use the blog as your mailform does not work for me!

Hi,
first of all, I would like to thank you for providing a very nice product. BUT:
i don't like that whenever you have a version Update from 6.0 to 6.5 or now from 8.0 to 8.1 that the Firewall tells me that it is uptodate, but in reality it is not! If you can't provide an incremental update for a version, ok. But there should be a window popup, that tells me that a newer version is available and I have to download it (manually).

Main reason for getting in touch with you, I downloaded the 32bit version of the Firewall Pro version. normally when double clicking I get asked, if I want to update or re-install. Usually I decide to Update, because I don't want to lose all the configuration. Now here's the thing. I have a premium version of Avira Antivirus 2013 installed. Worked perfect wiht 8.0. I had it installed Avira after Win7 setup, then Outpost. No problem.

Now trying to install 8.1, confirming update, the installer tells me, Avira products found. ok. confirmed the list and clicking next causes the installer to abort. I tried to uncheck boxes of list with Avira products. Same result. No specific error given.
What can I do next?
Thanks

by the way,
my licence is for 3 pcs, so I tried the installation on the 2 other 64bit platform - same issue there...


Outpost Firewall Pro ver. 8.0 (4164.639.1856)

Agnitum BLOG said...

Dear Andre, unfortunately, the latest version of Outpost Firewall Pro is claimed to be incompatible with Avira products, so they cannot be installed together. In this case you should choose between two products, or you may use the previous version of Outpost Firewall Pro. However, if you face any problem with our program, most likely that we will ask you to upgrade the version.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

Aleksandar said...

I have a 3PC lifetime licence for Outpost Security Pro. Great security product,I am using it on a desktop, laptop and netbook and it works great! Version 8.1 seems even lighter...

Just one question: Is Outpost going to be tested on some of the antivirus tests? I backed up the OSS with Malwarebytes Pro just in case...

Agnitum BLOG said...

Dear Aleksandar, Outpost will be tested by VirusBulletin.

Anonymous said...

Also have a lifetime license for three positions OSS v8.1 is great security product.
Do SmartDecision will be developed in the direction of BehaviorBlocker? Can we expect BehaviorBlocker in OSS?

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Anonymous (7/05/2013 06:42:00 PM)

We will take your suggestions into consideration, thank you for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

Do you will change the Anti Virus Engine? Should I disable the auto larn mode after a time? We want a anti phishing module. Great Product!

P.S.: We want more Test about Outpost.

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Anonymous (7/08/2013 07:02:00 PM)

Please, elaborate on the topic, what exactly should be changed in anti-virus engine?

We recommend turning off the auto-learn mode after the initial ruleset is created (usually after a week).

If it is possible, please, provide the details on the features of the anti-phishing module you wish to be implemented.