Vienna, November 2, 2020 — Starting today, Little Snitch goes into its fifth round of giving users back control over their data and Internet privacy. The popular application-based interactive firewall for outgoing and incoming connections warns the user when an installed application tries to connect to the Internet, preventing personal and confidential information from being sent without the user’s explicit consent. Almost two decades after its first release, the new version comes with a completely rebuilt filter engine utilizing the latest technologies provided by macOS Big Sur to optimize the user experience and modernize the entire foundation of the product.
Among the newly introduced features, system administrators now have the ability to configure settings via a command line interface, making Little Snitch scriptable for the very first time. This interface now also provides the possibility to obtain both historical and real-time log data of all network connections.
Also the simplified Drag and Drop installation has been eagerly awaited by many users. A restart of the computer is now no longer required to install or update Little Snitch. New design features, like a prominent search bar and a newly structured sidebar go beyond aesthetic choice and add a level of simplicity and intuitiveness to the user experience.
Little Snitch 5 focusses on the seamless integration with macOS Big Sur, beautifully incorporating the new design language of the operating system, as well as adapting to the new underlying networking technologies introduced by Apple in this system update. Little Snitch 5 will therefore run exclusively on macOS Big Sur and future macOS versions. For those, who may not want to upgrade to macOS Big Sur just yet, Little Snitch 4 will continue to be available in Objective Development’s online shop.
Little Snitch 5 is available now and can be purchased and dowloaded at www.obdev.at/littlesnitch for US $45 per single license. Existing customers who purchased Little Snitch 4 after November 1, 2019 can upgrade to Little Snitch 5 for free. Customers who acquired Version 4 before this date are able to purchase Little Snitch 5 at a reduced price point of US $25.
New costumers running macOS 10.15 or below will still be able to purchase and run Little Snitch 4 on their devices. This purchase already includes the update to Little Snitch 5 and gives users the freedom to choose when to upgrade.
Little Snitch also offers a free demo-mode, which provides the same protection and the same functionality as the paid version. The network filter will be deactivated after three hours, but it can be re-activated as often as desired.
A press kit with high resolution screen shots and logos can be downloaded from https://obdev.at/downloads/press/LittleSnitch5-PressKit.zip
System Requirements: macOS Big Sur (11.0) or later
Product page: https://obdev.at/littlesnitch
Objective Development Software GmbH (www.obdev.at), founded and located in Vienna, Austria, is specialized on the development of network and productivity software for macOS and has helped users regain control over their Internet privacy for almost twenty years. Among their most popular products are Little Snitch, Micro Snitch and LaunchBar.