SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Independent tests have determined that Outpost Firewall Pro 4.0 from Agnitum is the software firewall best able to defend itself from the type of direct and brutal attacks that can cripple, disable and shut down less robust firewalls.
Outpost was the only one of 13 software firewalls to pass all 38 tests conducted by Guillame Kadduch, an expert in computer security who operates the security web site firewallleaktester.com. Test results are available on Kadduch's website at http://www.firewallleaktester.com/termination.php
"The idea for the tests came from the fact that some malicious applications like viruses, Trojans and spyware can disable or shut down security software in order to give themselves the freedom to steal information or whatever payload they have been programmed to activate," said Kadduch. "Self-defense or self-protection features have become a requirement for any security software solution to be taken seriously. As many techniques can be used to shut down a program, it has been an interesting and valuable exercise to determine which security programs are vulnerable to being shut down and by what techniques."