October 26, 2009 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Ashland, Oregon. - Open Door Networks Inc. today announced that it is now shipping a major update to its DoorStop line of Internet security products for Mac OS X. The update focuses on features and information for Apple's new Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) operating system as well as the iPhone, and adds a Twitter stream and other customer-requested items.
The flagship of the updated product line is the DoorStop X Security Suite, version 2.3. The Suite, a comprehensive, integrated approach to protecting Macs on the Internet, includes updated versions of the DoorStop X Firewall, Who's There? Firewall Advisor, and eBook "Internet Security for Your Macintosh and iPhone" (with "iPhone" newly added to the title). The Suite's isfym.com blog has been expanded to include the iPhone, and a Twitter stream has been added. All updated products require Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later.
Although previous DoorStop products were compatible with Snow Leopard, they did not include specific information and advice about Snow Leopard Internet services and issues, or the iPhone. The new releases include that information and advice, integrated directly into each product. The blog and Twitter stream are also integrated, with all the products designed to act together, providing users with both the tools and the information they need to secure their Macs, and iPhones, on the Internet.
New features of the product line include:
* Specific information and advice on Snow Leopard services and security issues
* Specific information and advice on iPhone and iPod touch security issues, including a full new chapter in the book
* An integrated Twitter stream, directly accessible from the firewall and advisor
* Support for non-administrative user accounts, which are recommended for security purposes
* A much improved geo-location service for use with Who's There?
* Bug fixes
Pricing and Availability:
Product pricing remains unchanged: $79 (USD) for the full Suite, $49 for the DoorStop X Firewall, $39 for the Who's There? Firewall Advisor and $10 for the book, with volume and educational discounts available. Anyone who purchased any product after August 28, 2009 is eligible for a free upgrade to version 2.3 of that product. Anyone who purchased any product before that date in 2009 is eligible for a $49 upgrade to the full Suite. Free 30-day evaluation versions of the products are available from Open Door's Web site.
Open Door Networks, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alan Oppenheimer, co-creator of AppleTalk, the original network system for the Macintosh. Open Door is a leading provider of Internet solutions for Apple products. Open Door Networks, a leading provider of Internet solutions for Apple products, shipped the first Macintosh firewall in 1998, premiered its flagship DoorStop X Security Suite in 2005 and shipped its first iPhone app in July, 2008. Open Door's mission is to provide Apple users with Internet solutions that are as easy-to-use and as innovative as the Apple products themselves. Open Door Networks is based in Ashland, Oregon.