ABC 19: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Review and License Giveaway

Here is 19th Giveaway in series of Avinashtech Birthday Celebrations i.e. ABC 19. We are giving away 30 licenses of Agnitum Outpost Firewall today to readers of Avinashtech i.e. Avtechies.

PS: This review is done by one of our Forum Member Svwrt.

Agnitum Outpost Firewall is one of best firewalls available. Outpost Firewall is rule-based firewall with two-way protection. Installation of Agnitum Outpost is simple and convenient.  During installation you will be asked if you want to improve the program and join ImproveNet community by anonymously sharing information.

One innovative thing during setup is that it detects other incompatible products to provide smooth coexistence. Although  in my case it detected Kaspersky Antivirus, Agnitum Outpost Firewall is one of the very few firewalls that works with Kaspersky AV.

After that you can choose simple or expert mode of installation. Simple mode begins immediately with the installation, while in expert mode some options can be chosen such as: Web control and Antispyware protection and the ability to download the latest Outpost Firewall updates during installation.

Outpost Firewall requires restart after installation, but that can be delayed and can be proceeded to the settings of the program.

After restart it will be shown a message in order to choose if you want to enter the key(if you have one), continue 30 days trial or purchase.

It’s recommended that Agnitum Outpost be put in Auto-Learn Mode. There are three choices : 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week.
Here you will have to choose between not to be bothered by too many messages from the program by auto creating rules, and also not to pose your computer to potential security risk.

The main dialog is quite good looking and easy to understand. Options are divided into: My Security, Firewall, Proactive Protection, Web Control and Event viewer. Also at the top you can find : Settings, Update and Help.

At main page you will be offered to subscribe to Agnitum Direction email, which is personalized Agnitum newsletter with monthly updates, news and promotions. Agnitum also has a blog where informations about their activities are posted. The Knowledge base is a good place to start from.

Also the Agnitum Support Forum offers support for users of all Agnitum products including Free and Paid Firewall, The Security Suite and the Antivirus. Premium Support is available only to paid customers. Also you can test your PC online to see if  computer is protected.

There are two views: Simple and Expert.

While Simple View is sufficent for almost every user, the Expert View gives more information and control of the application. Under Firewall tab in Expert View are Network Activity and Used ports. In Network activity the programs that are using the internet can be seen and managed, while in used ports the ports that this programs are using are shown. By right clicking you will be offered to Edit application rules or break connection.

Agnitum Outpost runs in stealth mode by ignoring the data that is being send to it, making it invisible and blocking attacks and intrusions from hackers.

It can protect Lan(wired) or wireless networks agains breaches.

Agnitum Firewall is not only “pure firewall”, but it offers other features besides the firewall.

Agnitum has proactive behavioral protection which prevents zero-day threats and prevents leak of confidental data. In conjuction with the firewall component the Host Protection module can stop different malicious software such as: viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, keyloggers, bots and many others.  The Proactive defense offers Anti-Leak protection, System Guard protection, Application Guard, File&Folder Lock and Self-Protection(in which can be added exclusions such as current Antivirus).

The protection given by Agnitum Outpost Firewall is ensured by self-defense. The Firewall can’t be deactivated by malicious attempts.

System Guard monitors and protects vulnerable system objects from being changed by unathorized application, while in Application Guard can be set programs that are protected by Outpost such as: browsers, internet messengers, mail programs.

The messages notifing about some program asking for permision and the quantity can be sometimes confusing especially for begginers or users not used at such types of firewalls or programs.

As previuosly mentioned the computer can be put in Auto-Learn mode(Automatic Rule creation). If the user is sure that PC’s is “malware free” this can be very good way to rid off of many pop-ups.

The Web control protects agains malicious WebSites containing hidden malware, phishing, ActiveX and JavaScript components, Flash, cookies and many others. This keeps exposure of your personal informations on the web.

Besides site black list which is updated by Agnitum also great thing is adding Hosts Files in order to block known bad domains. Also Site blocking can be configured by keyword or by URL.

Agnitum Outpost Firewall is the first firewall that support usage of plug-ins and open architecture.

Some of already created plugings provide: Full privacy protection, Every type of port scanning detection, Content filtering for parental control, Internet attact blocking, Management of active elements in email and WWW pages.

Agnitum Outpost is constantly tested by Matousec which gives highest position in proactive security test performed for Firewalls. Also Agnitum Outpost is constantly awarded by different magazines or websites (lattest award is Hard’n’Soft Editor Choice, an Russian IT Magazine).

The Firewall can be password protected. Agnitum Firewall can detect applications launched in Full screen such as games, thus running without interference and showing alerts.

Also it can protect children from innapropriate sites.

The “Configuration Maintenance” feature gives option to export/import setting from one to another computer while unistalling/installing the product. This is very usefull in order not to lose personal settings while upgrading to newer version. The Update feature can be set to: manually, hourly, daily and weekly.

The Agnitum Outpost offers boot-time protecting which protects the computer during restarts until loading into Windows.
This is implemented both in Paid and Free version.

The Help file is quite large and obliging, making it easy to learn more about the program to everyone.

The Free version of the firewall compared with the Pro version is very good for the money, but the Pro version is quite a bargain for the money and offers top-notch protection.

The full comparaison between different Agnitum Products can be seen below.


Agnitum Outpost Security Suite implements Antivirus which is licensed from Virus Buster.

Agnitum is regullary awarded with VirusBulletin VB100 award.

Current version of Agnitum Outpost is version 7 and coincides with the release of Windows 7. Today, only version 7 (Version 7.0.4) is supported, while previous versions aren’t.

There are single and multiple licenses offered, and also bussiness licenses. Agnitum Outpost is the Only firewall that offers Lifetime license (1 or 3 PC’s) and with that license all future updates to the program are free of charge. Outpost Network Security (ONS) 3.2 is the company’s core bussiness solution.

The quality of Firewall program is proven by the fact that is licensed to many security vendors such as: Sophos, AVG, Lavasoft, Bullguard, CAT/QuickHeal.

GIVEAWAY :

I have 30 licenses of Agnitum Outpost Firewall to giveaway to Avtechies.  The rules are simple. For being eligible to participate in contest/draw, you need to do the following:

  1. Subscribe to Avinashtech by entering your email address in the subscribe box on right sidebar of the blog or by clicking this link. Do remember to verify your email address when you get the verification email from Feedburner.
  2. After that, just leave your name and email address in the form by clicking this link.
  3. Leave a comment below telling why you would like to have Agnitum Outpost Firewall License.

Keep in mind, Multiple entries will disqualify you from the draw.

PS: One license is reserved for reviewer Svwrt and 3 licenses (Single user) for active Forum members/Avinashtech Staff. Rest will be decided by the draw through Random.org list randomiser.

Forum Discussion thread: Agnitum Outpost Firewall Giveaway : Discussion and Review/ feedback

PS: Sorry for some delay in announcing winners of previous giveaways. I am too busy these days but they will be out soon.

59 comments… add one

  • Good review Svwrt :)

    Outpost has a good HIPS module, and I really like the ability to break active connections :)

    I used Outpost 6, it blocked ads too. Although sometimes it used to block a couple of smileys at the forum.

    Nevertheless, a very good firewall :)

  • Vegito

    Thanks Avi for Outpost Firewall giveaway opportunity on ABC event and Svwrt for the nice review..:) Please count me in. Currently I use Avira Antivir free which doesn’t include firewall module. I would like to have Agnitum Outpost Firewall License to increase the security of my system. Combination of Avira (higher detection) and Outpost Firewall Pro (good HIPS module) will offer a better protection.
    Cheers
    Vegito

  • ha14

    Hi
    Well currently i dont have any firewall besides windows built in firewall, concerning Outpost simplify alert messages and make it easy to adjust intrusion prevention (or HIPS) monitoring. Plus automatic updates and the ability to break active connections.

  • Hi
    first congrats to Svwrt for his very good review.
    I’d like to get one because this reviwew convinced me and I’m getting tired of PC Tools firewall plus which I’m using now.
    Regards

  • District

    Please count me in for Outpost Firewall pro.This is better than most shareware Firewalls out there.Thanks Avinash and Agnitum.

  • Darko

    Outpost FW Pro is for me the best firewall with HIPS module. Combined with some good classic antivirus software your computer is really well protected.

    Thanks for the review and thanks for giveaway. I hope to get a license for this wonderful program.

    Darko

  • Anthony

    I need a firewall.

  • Bob

    I have used Comondo and ZoneAlarm and would to try Outpost.

  • Nick

    Count me in for one please.

  • sicario

    Un alt mare cadou! Multumesc pentru oportunitatea :-)

  • smudgie

    Sounds like a solid product, nice review! Would love to be able to use this or OA if i’m lucky enough to win either/both.

  • Mike M

    I will also have to say good review Svwrt as I did not know anything about this firewall as I never have used it. Think it is something that I would like to try in the future so will be requesting a lifetime license.

  • BlogWurm

    Hi,
    thanks for your nice christmas giveaway and interesting review.
    Agnitum Outpost is a great firewall.
    So I hope to get a license and a chance to test their Anti-Spyware module.

    Best regards
    BlogWurm

  • Xu_N

    It’s the best firewall in the market and also built in antispyware tool,
    Thanks for nice review, pls give me a chance to win it

  • Kweeny

    Thnx for providing another extremely useful software in this ongoing Birthday celebration. Not had the opportunity to try Outpost Firewall, but have read great reviews of it and would sure like to try it.
    The proactive behavioral protection which prevents zero-day threats and leak of confidential data together with the firewall component, and its Host Protection module are added features that makes Outpost so good.

  • Bionic

    Thanks for reviewing and time spent, it is very appreciated. Latest builds of Agnitum software seems more stable than ever, I’ll partake in this draw if i may – Thanks guys.

  • Kiku

    Thanks Svwrt & Avanish for the reviews & giveaway.
    Outpost Pro is so top-notch protects & highly compatiable with other security softwares.
    It’s amazing to win 1 license of Outpost Pro.

    Regards

  • Paf

    Hi, thank you for this giveaway. Currently the only firewall I’m using is from Avira Security Suite, so this would be greatly welcome. Please count me in. Thanks in advance.

  • Ajemsasa

    Agnitum Outpost Firewall is one of the best firewall, count me in. Best regards from Belgrade!

  • Bond

    Congrats Svwrt for your valuable review..
    Thanks Avi for nice giveaway..
    Well said ashwin..
    I find outpost firewall one of the best FW in the market as it had strong protection yet light on system.
    Although antispyware which is included with pro version is not much well known to people but i think its worth to have along with Fw on your system.
    I am participating for this contest and try to win for my cousin as he wants outpost pro on his computer.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Best Regards~
    Bond

  • Willy

    Thanks for the reviews & nice giveaway !
    I am awaiting for it.
    This is a very good firewall.
    My old license will be expired soon & hope to win new license to continue.
    Thanks & Regards

  • Kool43bz

    would love to have a license of outpost firewall have used it once never had any problem with it.

  • Eric Rondilla

    count me in. thanks

  • poohkt

    Thanks for the review. Agnitum Outpost Firewall is a great firewall. Please count me in.

  • Ibheck

    The most I like about this firewall is interfaces, easy and very helpful newbie like me

  • A9rp

    Hello , thanks for Giveaway , please include me too

    Im using free online armor as my firewall protection

  • Ellene

    Outpost Firewall is easy,simple and convenient to use software. It has two-way protection and surely ensures you maximum saftey from any attacks. I have been using the trial version and found it is worthwhile to select pro version for home pc protection.
    Please include me in this giveaway!

  • Hakah

    Outpost Firewall runs in stealth mode which makes it invisible to block attacks and intrusions from hackers. It also prevents zero-day threats and leakage of your personal confidental data. But most important of all it is easy, straight-forward and anyone can easy install it without any problem.
    Please consider me in this special giveaway of Outpost Firewall and Thanks to Avinashtech.com!

  • Belga

    Thanks for the review !

  • Jakub

    Thanks Avi, very nice giveaway!
    I would like to have it for better security.
    Please count me in.

    Jakub

  • krin

    No firewall on my desktop except xp firewall, but i think it cant be better than this outpost firewall,
    I love to have one
    Thnks

  • Simoncbs2

    Hello and thank-you for the review and opportunity to win a licence. I am a fan of focused software that does a specific job and does it extremely well, as opposed to “suites” that attempt to do too much and inevitably end up having compromised features, compatibility, stability, or all three! Agnitum Outpost Firewall certainly falls into the “focused” category. I am painfully aware of the need to upgrade my current firewall, and the renowned Outpost is the only up-to-date firewall that feels “right” for me. Thank-you.

  • SirOliver

    I was used AOF about 3 years ago and this is good firewall for people who don’t have IS.Include me in this giweaway,please.Review is also very good and informational.Happy Hollydays to everyone.Cheers!

  • Phillip

    One Please.

  • I would like to try this as a new firewall for comodo firewall that I currently use.Thanks for the giveaway and regards to all.. count me in ..:)

  • Hi
    Wonderful gift
    Agnitum Outpost Firewall a good firewall against attacks from the Internet.
    I would be happy with one license for Agnitum Outpost Firewall to protect my computer.
    Please, count me in.
    Thanks

  • asrielrusdyawan

    I want to use The Agnitum Outpost to guard My Windows OS so it is more secure.
    I hope I can win this Software.

    THX, LJBU!

  • RAFAEL

    I tested this Firewall (trial time) and I can say, Outpost is the best firewall with HIPS module!
    So, please count me in and thanks for this great giveaway!!!

  • Count me in please…thanks…

  • darma

    Hope to win Outpost Firewall to protect against attacks while online. Thanks.

  • Thanks for this giveaway and great review. I would like to have a license of this great firewall…:)

  • Nicks

    Hi Avinash :)
    Thanks for the Giveaway, please count me in as its my favorite FW light on resources.
    thank you.

  • i want to try a new firewall for my system as i m really very much sucked by PC tools… can i be in the queue?

  • District

    Hi Avinash,
    Fabulous giveaway.OutPost Firewall is much more robust and powerful compared to other know firewall.Please count me and thanks.

  • iPrism

    Hello Avinash,
    Great giveaway again from you,sincere thanks to you and Agnitum for making this giveaway possible and also my thanks Svwrt as well.Please count me in as I feel Outpost Pro firewall has more features compared to its freeware counterpart and also its much better in detecting connections compared to other firewalls.

  • ORKAN

    Fantastic Firewall with realtime antispyware protections,good hips & intrusion detects features.
    Hope to win a license.
    Thanks.

  • used outpost 7 trial , really impressive, fireewall is damm good , but unfortunately my trial expired and i have to uninstall it , wish i will get a license this time.

  • mehrdad

    I like this product because it has a lifetime license and it is easy use. Too bad it doesnt offer free virus protection. If you want an all in one jack in trade product you have to buy the Security suite and pay for virus protection every year.

  • Tim

    One of the best firewalls out there and I install it on my friends computers interchangeably with Online Armor. Great HIPS and what is important a layered defence that consists of many modules including an anti-leak and antispyware protection.Please count me in.Thanks

  • Rich

    I like that it is real-time protection combined with anti-spyware. I wish to win one.

  • Andy Kirk

    There are two good firewalls, one is comodo and the other is outpost pro.Outpost Pro is an excellent firewall.I’d love a license for outpost pro.

  • Jebbrown

    Just in case I don’t win the online armor firewall, I’d like to try and win this one :)

  • kaushik

    I like Outpost Firewall because currently i’ve installed the Free version of Outpost and it seems that it is a perfect solution for backdoor intruders. Count me to have Pro version.

  • Flash113

    Heard great things about Outpost Firewall Pro but never got chance to use it so please enter me in this
    giveaway many thanks.

  • Jorge Cruz

    Great review m8, OFP is a great firewall (HIPS can be better)… I’m using the free version of it and I’m loving it… I put my hands on fire that’s the best firewall out there… I wish……

  • Dhiraj Sinha

    The fact that Agnitum Outpost Firewall scored 97% in the latest “Matousec’s Proactive Security Challenge” speaks volumes about it’s capabilities.So do count me in the giveaway please

  • Rose Carter

    Hi there,
    I am currently using the free edition of Outpost firewall and would love to upgrade to the pro edition.So please consider me too for the raffle…
    Rose

  • Xiaoluofn

    outpost is the no 1 firewall. No any other firewall is needed. It provides the most strong protection for my computer. It’s so cool, I cannot survive on the net without it:)

  • Niroop

    Thank you very much for this Giveaway Avi.I really really want this Firewall.I have tried it and it works flawlessly.It is best is the standalone firewall in the world.
    It is able to block all sorts of malicious/phishing  websites.
    I am searching from a long time for this Giveaway and Finally i have a chance.Hope i win this Ultimate firewall.

    Regards,
    Niroop

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