[6:00 AM] DoorStop Keeps Out The Bad Guys
Open Door Networks announced a new version of their personal Firewall software, DoorStop Firewall, Personal Edition 2.0. Version 2.0 is designed to help Mac users increase personal computer security, and is geared toward users with high speed cable or DSL connections to the Internet. According to Open Door:
Open Door Networks Inc. today announced that it was shipping version 2.0 of its DoorStop Firewall, Personal Edition. This major new release of Open Door's personal firewall for Macintosh provides users with detailed information and advice about access attempts to their Macs while continuing to advance the ease of use for which the product is known. DoorStop 2.0 also provides advanced features such as a Control Strip module, self-test window and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) protection.
The DoorStop personal firewall helps users increase the security of their Internet-connected system by letting them block, either selectively or globally, access attempts to their machines from the Internet. DoorStop Personal is specifically designed for Macintosh users on cable modem, DSL and other full-time Internet connections. DoorStop Personal 2.0, a free upgrade for all users, goes beyond basic protection by helping users understand the day-to-day access attempts that are occurring with ever-increasing frequency.
The key aspect of DoorStop 2.0's access analysis system is the Access History window and its associated "Learn More" Web site. The Access History window provides seven key pieces of information about every access attempt DoorStop logs: date/time, action (allow or deny), service and port the access attempt was to, access mode (UDP or TCP), and accessor host name and IP address. Any line in the window can be passed to the "Learn More" web site for further analysis. The "Learn More" web site is an expert system running at Open Door that analyzes the access and provides immediate, detailed, Mac-focused information and advice about the access attempt.
DoorStop Firewall, Personal Edition is available for US$59. Registered users of previous versions may upgrade for free. You can find more information at the Open Door Networks web site.