Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free 6.7.3

Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free 6.7.3

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

"Simple and basic Windows firewall for free."

Overview:

If you're looking for a full featured firewall that's both effective and free to use, then look no further than the Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free. This firewall software solution goes above and beyond what the Windows firewall is capable of, and allows you to control the activity of installed programs. You'll be able to dictate what programs are allowed network access and which aren't.

In order to use the Internet safely, you're going to need a good firewall that's more robust than the Windows stock firewall. The Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free can bridge the gap between careless Internet access and effective firewall protection. 

Installation:

The Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free doesn't come with any adware or spyware installed. Because it's totally free to download and use, there's no upgrade fee involved unless you want the more robust protection of the full version. This software is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows versions are supported. 

In order to properly use this software, you're going to need at least a 450 MHz CPU, 256 megabytes RAM, and 200 megabytes free hard drive space available. 

Interface:

The interface of this program is pretty smart. It shows you the programs that are running on your PC and their network activity. It also shows you Host Protection that points out any vulnerabilties and blocks unauthorized program activity attempts. The Event Viewer allows you to see which programs have generated log files and exactly what's going on with your network. 

Pros:

One of the greatest things about the Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free is that it's totally free to use. It's fully functional and keeps your PC protected from unauthorized program access. It also shows you which programs you have running that are accessing the Internet. You can set up the Rules Wizard to run for a full week and make rules for the programs that access the Internet most frequently. By having this Wizard on autopilot, you'll have all your favorite programs secured and allowed to access the Internet without any interruption. 

Cons:

  • Doesn't automatically update - Manual updates needed for the free version
  • No technical support available with the free version

Alternatives

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall - This firewall solution is free for personal and charitable organization use. The Two Way Firewall prevents your computer from inbound attacks as well as preventing it from sending unauthorized outbound communications. It also analyzes your downloads and stops them if malicious program code is detected. The ZoneAlarm Free Firewall, when combined with Anti-Virus software, makes a great 1-2 punch of Internet security. And best of all, it's totally free. 

Comodo Free Firewall - Complete with prevention based technology, you can use this firewall to stop viruses in their tracks. The program automatically updates itself, it knows over 2 million friendly software titles, and doesn't cost anything to download and use. Comodo sells other Internet security products as well, including a top of the line Internet Security Suite you can use to stay safe online. As far as free firewall solutions are concerned, this is one of the best. 

Conclusion:

The Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free version is the perfect solution to the subpar protection offered by the Windows Firewall. It keeps log files, it blocks programs from accessing the Internet that are malicious, and uses smart technology to prevent hijacks and other unauthorized network usage. You can also upgrade to the full version of this software, which offers additional protection such as automatic updates, free technical support, identity theft protection, and blocking unwanted web content automatically.

So if you're looking for a free solution to firewall protection, this is a good program to go with. It won't cost you a dime, and the protection is pretty darn good.

Requirements: CPU: 500 Mhz or higher; RAM: 256 Mb or more; 30 Mb free HDD space

What's new in this version: Upgraded engine, added more protection, compatibility upgrade to Win7, x-64 optimizations, bugfixes.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free on 2 May 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Agnitum Outpost Firewall Free Antivirus Report
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