Outpost Security Suite 7.5 Beta

Outpost Security Suite 7.5 Beta Released. New Features & Improvements seems good. Dont know if new features & improvements will be there in the free version.

Thanxx
Naren

http://www.agnitum.com/lp/outpost-7-5-beta.php

Outpost Pro 7.5 Public Beta Testing Is Underway

Join our open beta testing for the upcoming Outpost Security Suite Pro, Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro 7.5 and you can help us improve the products and ensure that they will meet your needs!

Whether you’re already a member of our beta-testing community or not, Agnitum invites you to participate in the public testing of our soon-to-be-released 7.5 product line. We’ve listened to your feedback on previous versions and have been working hard to improve the software with the addition of these new, exciting features — just to name a few:
Improved! Updated antimalware engine — version 5.2 Improved!
With the introduction of new management and storage functionality for the signature databases, the antimalware module now uses 50% less memory. The updated antimalware engine delivers even greater detection accuracy by grouping similar virus implementations under a single signature; this reduction in the number of signatures required for effective malware detection also contributes to reduced performance impact.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

Improved! Faster content filtering Improved!
In the ongoing struggle to balance ease-of-use with optimal performance, Agnitum engineers have reworked the Web Control module to reduce the resource load without impacting PC security. Here is some data from our internal tests to illustrate the speed increases:

• HTML filtering is 50 times faster than in earlier versions;
• Ad-site filtering is now 25 times faster;
• Spyware-site filtering is now up to 100 times faster.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall Pro

New! SmartDecision New!
Whenever an Outpost encounters an unverified application, it will ask you how to proceed. It’s sometimes hard to know what the right choice is, so we’ve introduced SmartDecision to help make this process easier. SmartDecision rates every executable file against a number of criteria to determine its authenticity or potential to cause damage, using multi-level risk measurements. This analysis enables Outpost to provide you with visual guidance as to the best way to proceed (allow or block) along with a corresponding window color — red, yellow or green.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

New! SmartScan 4 / XAS technology New!
SmartScan technology in Outpost has helped to speed up scans by a factor of 10 by storing statistics and avoiding repeat scanning of unchanged files. The 4th iteration of SmartScan, code-named eXtended AttributeS (XAS), enables even faster caching of file and folder check information without impacting performance.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

Improved! Anti-Malware / eXtended Heuristic Analyzer Improved!
Outpost’s eXtended Heuristic Analyzer (HAX) has also increased — by a factor of more than ten — the number of indicators and parameters for suspicious programs, which in turn increases the analyzer’s coverage and detection rates.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

New! Clipboard and screen content protection New!
A new type of malicious software has recently appeared which grabs personal data from the clipboard (so called clipboard-loggers) or sends randomly-taken screenshots (screenloggers) to hackers.

Clipboard content protection functionality is now included in Outpost’s anti-leak module, to prevent data leaks and inadvertent information disclosure during copy operations.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

New! Anti-Malware / USB virus protection New!
In order to combat malware which spreads via USB storage devices by using Windows autorun vulnerability, Outpost 7.5 now includes specific USB virus protection that may operate in a few scenarios. Advanced users can opt to:

• Disable the launch of autorun.inf file without blocking the programs;
• Completely block the USB device;
• Block ALL executable files and scripts on the USB device / just executables and scripts unverified with the publisher’s digital signature
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

Improved! Decreased memory usage Improved!
Thanks to the consolidation of signature databases in user and kernel modes, Outpost 7.5 reduces memory usage by 45 to 50 percent compared with Outpost 7.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

Improved! PDF filtering Improved!
Outpost’s PDF scanning module is now able to check non-standard files more effectively, and the number of false positives occurring during PDF email attachment scanning has been significantly reduced.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Antivirus Pro

Improved! Full firewall compatibility with mobile broadband devices Improved!
Outpost 7.5 provides enhanced filtering for the traffic generated by mobile broadband devices (such as 3G modems) to further safeguard laptops and other portable devices from threats carried by unverified connections.
The feature is specified for: Outpost Security Suite ProOutpost Firewall Pro

Improved! Extended security for 64-bit platforms Improved!
Outpost 7.5 includes code specifically designed to support 64-bit platforms, providing full protection and compatibility with 64-bit hardware and OS’s, including Windows 7.

i just tested this on a vm with the advanced user setting in the setup and it blocked everything i threw at it. i am going to test it later with the regular user setting and see how it does like that. it seemed decently light around 35mb. which is about what comodo uses with the full suite. it looks like comodo has a competitor only thing i dont like is their product is paid

Previous Autolearn Mode feature of Outpost is not there in this version. They have included 2 new things in place of Autolearn Mode.

  1. Autocreate Rules for Digitally Signed Applications.

  2. Autocreate Rules for Trusted & Normal Applications.

Tried 7.5. No popup for any apps. Rules were created automatically. I guess coz of the 2 rule mentioned above.

Tried clt.exe, popup said its a normal app (Now on the popup, ratings are there like trusted, normal, etc)

Lets wait & see how these new things going to work against malwares.

Thanxx
Naren