GlowWorm FW brings network security for Macs to the next level

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[prMac.com] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. ATLANTA, Georgia - February 16, 2007 - Symphonic Systems, Inc. today announced the release of GlowWorm FW v1.5.2, a major update to its flagship product. Featuring the addition of many exciting new features such as GlowWorm Statistics, DataMonitor, Magic Lists and True DNS, this latest release of GlowWorm FW is easier to use and more secure than ever before.

"With the addition of Magic Lists and True DNS, we've made the chore of properly configuring a firewall convenient where before it was anything but," said Curtis Jones, Symphonic Systems' founder and lead architect. "We hope to make security the standard on Macs everywhere, so that we don't fall prey to thinking that Macs aren't susceptible to viruses."

GlowWorm FW features a plugin accessible framework that can be used by 3rd party developers to extend the functionality to meet specific needs. Included with GlowWorm FW is the Application Monitor plugin which shows which applications are consuming network resources, and a demo of the Data Monitor plugin which uses GlowWorm Statistics to show the aggregated transfer information across all of the sockets that match the criteria for a given firewall rule.

Being a proponent of the Open Source community, Symphonic Systems released the source code for the Application Monitor and Data Monitor plugins.

"With the source code for these plugins in the hands of developers, we hope to inspire creative security solutions that can't be found on any other platform," Jones added.

Looking ahead, Jones said, "We're going to continue to improve the security features of GlowWorm FW by extending its reach to packet-level and file system operations. We hope to make some big announcements in the not too distant future."

A free version, GlowWorm FW Lite, and 30-day demos of GlowWorm FW are available.

Symphonic Systems, Inc. was founded in September, 2002 and creates highly-customized data management, security and communication solutions including software development, hardware management and consulting. Symphonic Systems extended its portfolio of successful projects with the release of GlowWorm FW for Mac OS X in August, 2006 and continues to extend its flagship product with new and innovative security features.

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