Intego, the company behind Mac Internet security and privacy software, has released NetBarrier 10.0 for Mac OS X, which incorporates three modules — NetBarrier Personal Firewall, Antivandal, and Internet Filter — that have been rewritten for OS X, according to Jean-Paul Florencio, the company’s vice president of sales and marketing.
NetBarrier is designed to provide Mac users with Internet access protection against unauthorized access from outside parties. The software is billed as having a “four-level line of defense.” NetBarrier incorporates a firewall to monitor all incoming and outgoing data; “antivandal” technology to block attempts to break into the Mac; an Internet filter which analyzes data and prevents unauthorized exporting of private info; and an Internet Privacy feature which lets users control cookie distribution, ad banner blocking and spam prevention.
A Cocoa application, NetBarrier 10.0 has all the essential functions of the Mac OS 9 version of NetBarrier, and adds several network management functions, Florencio said. NetBarrier X also sports a new Aqua interface.
NetBarrier 10.0 for Mac OS X is available immediately for US$59.95 from Intego’s Web site. You can upgrade from NetBarrier 1.x to NetBarrier 10.0 for $49.95 or from NetBarrier 2.x to NetBarrier 10.0 for $39.95. Registered customers who purchased NetBarrier version 2.x on or after Sept. 1 are eligible to receive a free copy. The latest version requires Mac OS X 10.1.1 or later.