Lawsuit against Zone Labs dropped

By Derek Sooman on February 1, 2006, 7:03 PM
180Solutions has willingly dismissed its suit against Zone Labs, makers of the popular Zone Alarm firewall software. 180Solutions filed the lawsuit last November against the internet security company, seeking to force Zone Labs to alter the way its ZoneAlarm software labeled technologies utilized by the Zango and 180Search Assistant programs.

No changes were made to ZoneAlarm's software, its log ranking of the Global Windows Hook or the OSFirewall alert language as a result of the suit or specifically with regards to 180Solutions software.

"From the inception of the suit, we believed it had no merit," said John Slavitt, general counsel for Check Point Software Technologies, parent company of Zone Labs.

"ZoneAlarm alerts are triggered by the behavior of a program, not its name. If the 180Solutions software exhibits suspicious behavior, we alert our customers accordingly. We did not make any concessions or reach a settlement after the suit was filed."

180Solutions did not offer any reason for dismissing the suit.

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