Outpost Firewall Pro
Even though your operating system comes equipped with several tools aimed an enhancing your security while online, there are more powerful applications that most users prefer instead. Outpost Firewall Pro is one of them, a program that intends to surpass the Windows firewall when it comes to protecting your system.
Thorough settings configuration
In the Configuration Wizard (which takes a long time to finish) you can specify whether you want rules for well-known applications and global rules to be automatically created, as well as enable Outpost Firewall Pro to automatically create rules for applications rated as Trusted and Normal by Smart Decision.
Multiple tools to work with
Once you have performed the mandatory system reboot, you can check out the user-friendly interface and its six main areas - My Security, Firewall, Proactive Protection, Anti-Spyware, Web Control and Event Viewer.
In the My Security section, you can view the current status of the program's other aforementioned components, disable them or configure their options.
Manage application permissions
The Firewall panel displays current active processes that are related to the network, modify their permission level, rules, Anti-Leak control and others, but you can also view which ports these processes are using, and modify their settings.
Proactive Protection informs you of the status and settings for Anti-Leak, System Guard, Application Guard, File and Folder Lock, exclusions, and removable media protection (blocked autorun files, applications and devices).
The anti-spyware module protects your computer from Trojans, worms, spyware, and any other forms of malware that can harm your system. Plus, you can perform a system scan and eliminate these threats.
Monitor and control online content
Web Control allows you to assign various permission levels for websites and e-mails. Here you can view blocked active content, advertisements, unwanted sites and private data, as well as edit exclusions. But you can also monitor any process that is currently active in the online environment.
Last but not least, Event Viewer collects and analyzes system network and local activity. The level for each module can be customized according to your security preferences, but you can also assign a password to prevent Outpost Firewall Pro from being unloaded or uninstalled (in case you are sharing a computer with multiple users).
The bottom line is that Outpost Firewall Pro protects your computer in any way imaginable at this point, while using a moderate amount of system resources. Except for the time-consuming configuration process, there is little attention required on your behalf, the application getting a good job done overall.
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