1/30/2006

180Solutions Drops Lawsuit Against Zone Labs

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 10:33 pm

Zone Labs, a Check Point company (Nasdaq: CHKP), today announced that online advertising software purveyor 180Solutions has voluntarily dismissed a lawsuit filed in November 2005 against the Internet security company.

The suit sought to force Zone Labs to alter the way its ZoneAlarm software labeled technologies utilized by the Zango and 180Search Assistant programs. 180Solutions did not offer any reason for dismissing the suit in paperwork filed to the court, and there was no negotiated settlement. No changes were made to ZoneAlarm鈥檚 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.

鈥淔rom the inception of the suit, we believed it had no merit,鈥? said John Slavitt, general counsel for Check Point Software Technologies, parent company of Zone Labs. 鈥淶oneAlarm 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.鈥?

 

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