Intego has released a new version of their personal Internet firewall security software for the Macintosh,
NetBarrier. The new version, 2.0.1, is available to current users by using the software’s NetUpdate feature.
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.
Changes in NetBarrier 2.0.1 include:
Modification of the method to filter information on Browser and Computer: this fixes the incompatibility with AOL Instant Messenger, iCamMaster, and others.
Surf filters are off by default.
A Caution Alert now warms user about checking the Cookies filter option.
Optimization of the Banners filter.
Fixed the problem with customized period for periodic log export.
Improvement on the positioning of items in Dialog boxes to better respect the Aqua Guidelines.
NetBarrier requires a PowerPC-based Mac; Mac OS 8.1 or later; 16MB RAM; 5MB available HD space; Internet Config; and a screen resolution of 800×600 or higher. The software is not current compatible with Mac OS X, but Intego expects to release a version that works with OS X soon.