SOURCE: Agnitum, Inc.

Agnitum, Inc.

August 22, 2011 04:01 ET

Agnitum's Internet Security Free Upgrade Program Gaining Market Share From Competition

US/Canadian PC Users are Replacing Internet Security Suites With Agnitum's Outpost Security Suite Pro for Free

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA--(Marketwire - Aug 22, 2011) - Agnitum, developers of the award-winning Outpost Pro and Outpost Free security product lines, today announced that they have extended the company's successful competitive upgrade program launched in late July until September 30, 2011. The program has already surpassed goals of converting 1,200 security suite licenses in 30 days from vendors such as Avast, Avira, BitDefender, Eset, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, and Panda Internet Security/Total Security suites to Outpost Security Suite Pro license (valued $50-$100) at no cost.

The company extended the program, set to expire at the end of August, to allow US/Canadian users an additional 30 day period to trade in their existing license for Agnitum.

According to Agnitum, 80 percent of the upgrade requests from new Agnitum licensed customers came from the following vendors:

1. Avast - 19 percent
2. Norton - 17 percent
3. BitDefender - 12 percent
4. Eset - 10 percent
5. Panda - 6 percent
6. Kaspersky - 6 percent
7. McAfee - 6 percent
8. Avira - 5 percent

The free competitive upgrade offer was launched to give users dissatisfied with their existing Internet Security/Total Security suites the opportunity to exchange that product for the robust and lightweight Outpost Security Suite Pro 7.5 Performance Edition at no charge. The company extended the program for an additional 30 day period to accommodate users who may be on vacation.

"Agnitum understands the importance for home users to keep their PCs secure against the full range of Internet threats without impacting performance," said Vitaly Yanko, Agnitum's Director of Sales and Marketing. "This free competitive upgrade offer makes the benefits of Outpost's 7.5 Performance Edition with high security level and low resource usage accessible to a larger audience."

New customers audience for Agnitum includes users who rely on PCs for social networks and Web browsing, but aren't power users who know how to use more complex software. This is an unprecedented opportunity for individuals to save up to $100 and get better PC protection for up to two years.

The offer is valid until September 30, 2011 for residents of the United States and Canada. Users of Internet security suites delivered by any of the following vendors are eligible:

  • Avast
  • Avira
  • AVG
  • BullGuard
  • BitDefender
  • CA
  • Comodo
  • Eset
  • F-Secure
  • GData
  • Kaspersky
  • Lavasoft
  • McAfee
  • Norton (Symantec)
  • Panda
  • PC Tools (Symantec)
  • Sophos
  • Sunbelt (GFI)
  • Trend Micro
  • WebRoot
  • ZoneAlarm

Under the program, Outpost Security Suite Pro is provided free of charge for one or two years depending on the active competitive license and includes free updates, upgrades and technical support. If the current license is valid for more than three months but less than twelve months, users will receive a one year license for Outpost Security Suite Pro. If more than twelve months is left on the license, users will get a two-year license for Outpost Security Suite Pro. Each Outpost license is valid for one, three or five PCs for personal or family use or even for a small business depending on the competitive license upgrade.

Why Outpost Security Suite Pro?

  • Combined anti-virus and anti-spyware protects PC against viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, and rootkits.
  • Powerful proactive protection keeps PCs secure against unknown and zero-day threats.
  • Inbound and outbound firewall protects PC connections and prevents confidential data leaks.
  • Web Control ensures fast, safe web surfing.
  • High-speed performance with minimal system impact.

"We have been impressed with the speed and resource consumption of the Agnitum products we have tested in comparisons lately, with the caching of previous activities making for lightning fast speeds and minimal overheads..." - Virus Bulletin, April 2011.

Users of qualifying competing products are required to provide evidence of their current Internet security suite license to Agnitum by completing the web form - Only personal and family use licenses are eligible, and those licenses must be for a total term of one year or longer and have at least three months remaining before expiration.

About Agnitum

Founded in 1999, Agnitum Ltd. ( is a leading developer of high-quality, easy-to-use security software. Agnitum's solutions include Outpost Firewall Pro and Outpost Antivirus Pro for securing personal and family desktops; and Outpost Security Suite -- an all-in-one Internet security solution. Outpost Network Security ensures reliable endpoint protection and performance for SMBs, and Outpost Antivirus Service, antivirus protection available via subscription through ISPs.

Agnitum also offers the free versions of Outpost Firewall and Outpost Security Suite to gratuitously safeguard its user network against all sorts of viruses and attacks online.

Contact Information

  • For more information about upgrade offer, please contact:

    Natalia Solovyeva
    PR manager, Agnitum
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel.: + 7-812-336-52-45

    Dan Chmielewski
    Madison Alexander PR for Agnitum
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel.: +1-714-832-8716