October 1, 2010 in Networks and FTP (E)
[prMac.com] Montreal, Canada - Metakine today announces that Hands Off! 1.0 for Mac OS X will be released on October 4th, 2010. Hands Off! is an application to monitor and control the access of applications to your network and disks. Being able to monitor the normally unnoticeable activities enables you to make informed decisions regarding the transfer of your private information, hence avoiding confidential information leakage.
When connected to the Internet, applications can send any information stored on your computer to whoever they want without you ever knowing. Using Hands Off!, you can monitor and control Internet connections from all applications as to expose hidden connections and prevent them from sending data or phoning home without your consent.
Applications present on your computer can freely read, store or erase information on your computer without your knowledge. Using Hands Off!, you can monitor and control disk access from all applications as to prevent them from obtaining confidential information, erasing your data or storing cookies.
Once aware of the behavior of your applications, you can identify the friendly and the non-friendly ones and grant or deny specific actions depending on the application performing them. A flexible configuration is available through a wide range of configuration options, which can be applied permanently to keep you safe while you focus on your daily tasks. Hands Off! has many advanced features which make it much more secure and trustworthy than its competition:
* Prevents applications from phoning home
* Blocks outgoing network connections
* Blocks incoming network connections
* Blocks domain name resolving
* Easily blocks multiple subdomains
* Protects from trojans, worms and network parasites
* Supports IPv4, IPv6 and local networks
* Prevents applications from reading your files
* Prevents applications from storing cookies
* Blocks read and write file operations
* Flexible configuration
* Supports "via" rules for applications communicating through Unix tools
* Detailed information in notifications
* Notifications with simple keyboard control
* Global rules applicable to all users
* Instant protection after installation
* Mac OS X 10.6.4
* 8.2 MB of free disk space
Pricing and Availability:
Hands Off! 1.0 is priced at $24.95 (USD) and available worldwide through Metakine online store. Metakine is also pleased to announce that it has partnered with MacUpdate Promo to offer a 50% discount on October 4th, 2010 only. Hands Off! 1.0 is available for press reviews as of now and complimentary licenses will gladly be provided upon request.
Located in Montreal, Canada, Metakine specializes in the development of software for audio, video, image processing and security under Mac OS X. The founders are passionate about programming and digital video and hope to translate their passion into useful and usable software. Copyright (C) 2010 Metakine Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.