Friday, October 26, 2012

Outpost 7.6 official release with Windows 8 support

Outpost Pro 7.6Just yesterday, October 25, Microsoft officially launched Windows 8, a long-awaited brand-new operating system. As anything newborn, this MS offspring is sure to need extra care and protection, especially at the beginning of its journey.

Today, October 26, next day after the new OS is available in the final market version, Agnitum comes up with an updated product range, Outpost 7.6, to safeguard Windows 8 users as well as those who prefer to stick with the old good 7, XP or 2000. That’s what we call a proactive approach :-)

Now that Outpost Security Suite Pro, Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.6 are launched and available on the market, we’d like to thank everyone whose contribution as beta testers made this release closer and smoother.

Feel free to download the release versions and check for yourself.

To recap, here’s what’s new and what’s improved in the new products, just to mention a few tweaks:
  • Outpost 7.6 is compatible with Windows 8
  • Outpost 7.6 knows how to deal with infected Metro apps, one of the relatively fresh vulnerabilities associated with the new OS
  • Outpost Suite and Antivirus offer extended capabilities of suspicious items detection and a niftier algorithm for sending such alleged nasties for analysis
  • Processing of IPv6 addresses is improved in Outpost Security Suite and Outpost Firewall 7.6
  • ICMPv6 support is in firewall rules names is added
For the full history of changes visit respective product history pages: Outpost Security Suite Pro, Outpost Firewall Pro, Outpost Antivirus Pro.

Download Outpost 7.6, stay secured and tuned for updates, and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Installed on a fresh W8 install and upon rebooting got an error that the network driver service couldn't start, and that I wasn't protected.

Venky said...

thanks for the update agnitum team!

stable and rock solid as always.

Agnitum BLOG said...

to Anonymous 10/26/2012 07:19:00 PM

Please contact our Support Team via http://www.agnitum.com/support/contact.php

Anonymous said...

Any link on changelog or what's new?

Agnitum BLOG said...

For the full history of changes visit respective product history pages:

Outpost Security Suite Pro - http://www.agnitum.com/products/security-suite/history.php
Outpost Firewall Pro - http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost/history.php
Outpost Antivirus Pro - http://www.agnitum.com/products/antivirus/history.php

Anonymous said...

On my Acer Iconia with Windows 8 the Touchpad is deactivated. Outpost can be handeled only with the keyboard.

Detlef Wulff
Berlin, Germany

Agnitum BLOG said...

Dear Detlef,

Please contact our Support Team via http://www.agnitum.com/support/contact.php

Anonymous said...

Agnitum,
I can only say, you have THE BEST firewall and hips!!!!!

Agnitum BLOG said...

Thanks for your opinion!

Anonymous said...

why are you not upgrading OSS free 7.1???

Agnitum BLOG said...

Unfortunately, right at the moment we do not plan an upgrade.

Anonymous said...

Can you set aside the curtain as to the date of issue 8 version? :) Can we expect a Sandbox?

Agnitum BLOG said...

We will announce it soon. Stay tuned.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm glad that Outpost is moving forward being the best FW out there. May I suggest one feature I would like in future versions, export my firewall settings and rules to file. Why? when I format my windows I want to use same settings on my fresh installation.

Agnitum BLOG said...

Dear user, you may export your firewall settings and rules here: Settings -> Configuration -> Export.