Paragon Software Group, a recognised data storage expert, has released Paragon Firewall for Mac.
The Firewall is a modern network monitor and firewall application that helps to disclose and control programs and services working over the Internet to ensure not a single bit of data leaves your computer without your permission, while protecting you from spyware, malware, badly behaving apps, and bandwidth hogs, letting you block them with a single click.
The tool includes silent and alert modes and convenient search filters. Paragon Firewall for Mac requires minimum system resources and only a couple of seconds to install from the Mac App Store, and protects you immediately thereafter.
Although macOS has a built-in firewall, it is off by default, and while this has seen a range of third-party firewalls emerge over the years, we felt, as Mac users ourselves, that it was time for a truly simple, yet effortlessly powerful firewall to protect ourselves.
Whether for novices or pros in network security, the intuitive and easy to operate Paragon Firewall provides fluid integration into macOS. The tool doesn’t waste system resources while making the job fast and easy, revealing hidden connections and preventing them from sending data without your consent. Paragon Firewall won’t interrupt you with pop-ups, allowing you to make decisions later, conveniently in one go.
Konstantin Komarov, co-founder and CEO of Paragon Software Group said "The built-in and basic firewall in macOS is off by default, and while it can’t protect you if it’s off, it hasn’t changed much in years anyway.
"We love the Mac so much we develop highly popular software for users, and in today’s online reality, a firewall has never been more important. The problem is that security awareness, training yourself, family members, staff, co-workers and everyone you know to recognise phishing, ransomware and other email attacks, using a password manager and using other Internet security software or hardware isn’t enough.
"As online attacks and cybercriminals continue evolving, so too do we, with a modern firewall protecting macOS 10.15 Catalina helping users identify and block spyware, malware, rogue apps and more, offering dramatically better and real protection compared with using Apple’s built-in firewall alone. Paragon Firewall delivers additional security and more data privacy – helping redress today’s skewed privacy and security balance and granting users greater control over their online lives. Best of all, Paragon Firewall for Mac is free. It’s an essential security upgrade for macOS 10.15 Catalina users, so please download and install it today."