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Author Topic: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.  (Read 5396 times)

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Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« on: November 04, 2005, 07:05:35 PM »
It appears Lavasoft has developed their own firewall.
http://www.lavasoft....m/software/firewall/
Can't find any screenshots.The price is $29 US.
Just not willing to uninstall my Outpost. 8) 

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 07:10:33 PM »
very interesting news...

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 07:41:04 PM »
Given the somewhat intermittent support of AdAware (at one point there was a gap of nearly a year in updates - even for the commercial version) I personally wouldn't go over to another of their products.

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 07:46:09 PM »
i always kind of liked adaware.

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 07:56:00 PM »
Don't get me wrong I like (and still use) AdAware - but it doesn't have the teeth it once had (they keep coming to agreements with companies to avoid lawsuits and removing definitions - MS are doing the same with their AntiSpyware product too).

My biggest issue with Lavasoft is that I don't totally trust them any more to have their users' best interests at the forefront. I know that a firewall that isn't updated often enough and allows new threats through will not stay the course very long, but I bought AdAware some time ago and then went through a period where they didn't supply any updates for months on end, stopped responding to emails, and for a time their site didn't seem to be available. Aft that confidence has taken a big knock for me. Now it is one of about 4 spy detection products I regularly use, but it isn't the top dog for me any more.

The whole saga was documented at the time in Fred Langa's newsletter, and he has stopped recommending Lavasoft these days.

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2005, 09:10:27 PM »
Check out these screenshots from

http://www.wildersse...wthread.php?t=105136

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Like they're  saying over there,it looks like an Outpost clone.

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2005, 11:17:40 PM »
It doesn't just look like an Outpost clone, it IS Outpost!
To quote Paranoid2000 from the link you provided: "Please see Lavasoft Launches Leading Personal Firewall Solution - Lavasoft have licensed a version of Outpost from Agnitum with just the Attack Detection plugin (the full version includes Active Content, Ads, Anti-Spyware, Attachment Quarantine, Content and DNS Cache plugins)."

I love Outpost. I just wonder if the way I use it actually does anything to protect me.. I always have it in the "learning" mode and I have granted full in&out access to Skype and Trillian because they make so many requests it's insane.

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2005, 06:39:15 AM »
Presumably that solves the problems of updates then ;)

The question is then why not buy Outpost in the first place?

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2005, 08:13:33 AM »
It doesn't just look like an Outpost clone, it IS Outpost!
To quote Paranoid2000 from the link you provided: "Please see Lavasoft Launches Leading Personal Firewall Solution - Lavasoft have licensed a version of Outpost from Agnitum with just the Attack Detection plugin (the full version includes Active Content, Ads, Anti-Spyware, Attachment Quarantine, Content and DNS Cache plugins)."
So Lavasoft just removed some of the good stuff and sells it for a lower price... :(  :down:

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2005, 04:55:22 PM »
I don't quite get the point either. I guess so that Lavasoft can make more money. Why anyone would go with their solution over Outpost itself is beyond me. Well, unless you don't do any research, which, come to think of it, is the huge majority of people :(

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Re: Lavasoft is getting into the firewall game.
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2005, 12:40:18 AM »
Yeah, but just might be advertising it in their free programs, they sure will get some customers...