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Little Snitch 3: New network monitor, new icons

25 September 2012 2,369 views No Comment

As OS X is Unix-based, every network connection to your Mac is knowable if you know how to use Unix. Or, get Little Snitch make the process automagical…

So, exactly who is tracking and monitoring you and your Mac? As OS X is Unix-based, every network connection to your Mac is knowable if you know how to use Unix. Or, you can get Little Snitch make the whole process automagical.

After a lengthy beta, Objective Development Software is now shipping Little Snitch 3 (release notes), a major rewrite of the widely loved network monitoring and control application for the Mac. Here is a simplified list of new, tweaked and existing features offered by Objective Development Software:

• Brand new Network Monitor
• Firewall for incoming connections
• Profiles
• Silent Mode
• Simplified Connection Alert
• Research Assistant for connection attempts
• Redesigned Configuration Interface
• Ruleset Analyzer and sorting by precedence
• Rule Suggestions
• Domain based rules via Connection Alert
• More powerful rules (ask-option, time limits, multiple destinations)
• Improved menu bar item
• Optimized for MacBook Pro with Retina display
• New app icon designed by The Iconfactory

Get your copy of Little Snitch 3 here ($34.95), which includes a three-hour demo. Customers that purchased Little Snitch 2 after May 1, 2012 qualify for a free upgrade. All other Little Snitch 2 license holder need to pay with upgrades starting at $16.95.

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