Agnitum recently [April, 2009] released a free version of the Outpost firewall intended for personal home use only. It is a functionally equivalent but limited Outpost Pro version that includes a two way firewall with automatic rules creation, host protection, self protection and blocked traffic only shown in the log viewer. Compared to the pro version it does not include spyware protection, attack detection, web advertisement and active content blocking, identity protection, an advanced log viewer, update functionality and no technical support by Agnitum. This forum will, however, respond to questions about this free product. A tabular comparison to Outpost Pro and across the Agnitum product line is available.
The free version supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista and has a 64 bit version available. Agnitum does intend to update bug fixes in the free version as the pro version progresses but since no update functionality is available the free version will require downloading the newest version, reinstalling and possibly reconfiguring the firewall rules anew. The latest version can be obtained through here: http://free.agnitum.com/ Please note that the 64 bit version download is currently a bit hard to see. It's located right underneath the blue botton for the 32 bit version download.
After starting the download you can sign up to be notified of version updates. It is underneath the download dialog and may not be obvious.
Below are screen shots which show the major functional parts of this free product. The product installs in a very similar manner as the pro version by following the instructions. No screen shots are provided for the installation since it's reasonably routine.
This FAQ is intended as a general overview as to the features and limitations in Outpost free and not as a user guide. The built in help file provides fuller details with more documentation available from Agnitum.
Version 6.5.1 is the reference for this FAQ. Future builds may have different features and/or limitations.
2.0 Main Interface Screenshots
Fig 2.1 Main screen depicting overall status.
Fig. 2.2 Firewall Network Activity Screen.
Fig. 2.3 Host Protection Screen.
Fig. 2.4 The Event Viewer.