updated 12:00 pm EST, Mon December 12, 2005
DoorStop X Security Suite
Open Door Networks today announced an expanded line of Internet security products, including its new software applications. The DoorStop X Security Suite, now available, represents a comprehensive, integrated approach to protecting Macs on the Internet. The Suite consists of major new releases of Open Door's DoorStop X Firewall and Who's There? Firewall Advisor, along with an electronic second edition of the book "Internet Security for Your Macintosh: A Guide for the Rest of Us". The DoorStop X Security Suite ($70) includes DoorStop X Firewall 1.1, Who's There? Firewall Advisor 2.0 and both standalone and integrated copies of the security guide.
Open Door also released version 2.0 of Who's There? 2.0, a modernized version of Open Door's long-popular firewall advisor application. Who's There? 2.0 includes an integrated version of "Internet Security for Your Macintosh," indexed by service as well as a number of other new features, such as integration with DoorStop X 1.1, display of additional log fields, and the ability to not show duplicate log entries.
"Internet Security for Your Macintosh," second edition is the first electronic version of the book by Open Door's president, Alan Oppenheimer, and Charles Whitaker. The book has been updated to include recent security issues, such as those specific to Mac OS 10.4 ("Tiger"). The book is available for download as a PDF file, and is also integrated directly into Who's There? 2.0 and DoorStop X 1.1.
DoorStop X 1.1, a free upgrade for all DoorStop X Firewall users, integrates the product with Who's There? 2.0 and "Internet Security for Your Macintosh," as well as providing other new features such as an always-available status menu item.
Who's There? and the DoorStop X Firewall require Mac OS X 10.3 or later. All three revised products, as well as the new DoorStop X Security Suite, are available immediately off the Open Door Web site. Through January 31, 2006, special introductory pricing for the products is available for $30 (Who's There? v2.0), DoorStop X Firewall ($50), "Internet Security for Your Macintosh" ($10), and DoorStop X Security Suite ($70). Upgrades are $20, free, and $50, respectively.