"opportunity for Outpost users to interact directly with the product’s
developers."-I hope this is true.
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OUTPOST FIREWALL PRO 3.5 – WHAT’S COMING NEXT?
Good news for Outpost Firewall Pro users! You can expect even better protection
against Internet threats with the new version 3.5, coming in February next
year. This next version will offer greater integration between the firewall and
anti-spyware functionality, tools to boost Outpost’s performance, and an
opportunity for Outpost users to interact directly with the product’s
developers. Here’s more:
Tighter Anti-Spyware and Firewall Integration
Users’ systems will be automatically and proactively scanned for spyware if the
firewall detects any suspicious Internet activity patterns, even if the
real-time spyware protection isn’t running. This will keep protection levels
high and minimize performance impact.
Users will be able to define log exclusions for a particular Internet or
network activity such as peer-to-peer sharing or NetBios communication. This
will keep Log Viewer data clear of clutter and may improve computer
Improved Feedback Loop
The new ImproveNet will enable Agnitum developers to collect and review users’
application Internet access configurations and program usage statistics,
including information that explicitly identifies an application by its
unique parameters, such as checksum and version data. This data in turn
enables the developers to expand the existing database of known
applications and make more automatic access rules available to users.
The new version will also feature distribution and automatic application of new
rules. After a new access rule has been received and ratified by Agnitum, it
will be automatically shared with other Outpost users, obviating the need to
manually create manual for Internet-accessing programs. The principle is the
same as for spyware definitions updates and will increase usability and lead to