Little Snitch for Mac

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A powerful and versatile application that enables you to monitor the network traffic and intercept unwanted connection attempts.

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Little Snitch is a trustworthy and handy Mac OS X application capable to monitor your network traffic and block various connections in order to protect your privacy.

Filter connections and monitor your network traffic with ease

The Little Snitch Network Monitor utility features a well-designed interface and provide easy-to-read animated and informative diagrams created based on real time traffic information. Hence, you can analyze bandwidth, connectivity status, traffic totals, detailed traffic history for the past hour and more.

You can filter the displayed data based on the process name or server port and group them according to your needs. Little Snitch helps you view traffic peaks, check the average bandwidth and save snapshots for further analysis.

Enable the Silent Mode for a distraction free working environment

The network traffic can be easily captured in the PCAP format while the network activity is displayed along various system events in order to provide a context. There is also a Silent Mode that allows you to get on with your work without being interrupted by any network related notifications. However, you can review the Silent Mode Log to create rules for connection attempts that took place during this period.

On top of that, you can group your rules in different profiles and enable them only when a particular profile is active. Thanks to Little Snitch’s status bar menu, you can choose the desired profile with just a few mouse clicks.

Enjoy the versatility of the Automatic Profile Switching function

At the same time, you can take advantage of the Automatic Profile Switching feature and associate different networks with certain profiles. Once the network is detected, the associate profile is automatically enabled. For example, you can use a set of filters when you are at home and more restrictive ruleset when you access the web from an Internet Cafe.

What is more, Little Snitch features a flexible temporary rule system that offers a number of options for rules that are effective only for a limited period of time. Furthermore, Little Snitch automatically analyzes your ruleset and indicates the presence of overlapping, redundant or invalid rules that you might want to delete.

Little Snitch was reviewed by George Popescu
Last updated on September 27th, 2015
Little Snitch - The Little Snitch main window where you can see the list of all rules applied by the app, and sort them by different criteriaLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch New Rule panel where you can easily create your own firewall conditionsLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Rules menu also allows you to create new profiles that include custom rules suitable for specific situationsLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Network Monitor offers you the possibility to keep an eye on your network traffic from the comfort of your status barLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Preferences window where you can toggle the network monitor and adjust its default behaviorLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Alert panel where you can choose the detail level for your notification messagesLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Monitor customization panel allows you to setup a global hotkey for activating or deactivating the serviceLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Automate Profile switching function can change your current profile depending on your locationLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Security options panel allows you to disable the rule and profile editing capabilities for other usersLittle Snitch - The Little Snitch Advanced settings panel where you can disable the automatic approval of firewall rules

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