February 13, 2001, 2:39 PM — Zone Labs announced new alliances with two VPN vendors, Radguard and SafeNet. The agreements will extend the reach of Zone Labs' ZoneAlarm Pro security software, and, for users, will lighten the task of integrating a firewall with VPN client software.
ZoneAlarm Pro is now compatible with Radguard's cIProR VPN client, insuring that small offices connecting to VPNs via the Radguard software will have a fully interoperable firewall and other protection to go with it.
Often users, particularly those in small or home offices, find it difficult to configure the VPN client with a firewall made by another vendor.
The ZoneAlarm-cIPro bundle is available now.
Zone also announced it is working with SafeNet to make ZoneAlarm compatible with SafeNet VPN products, which include SafeNet/Soft PK, its VPN client.
In addition to supplying a firewall, ZoneAlarm scans e-mail attachments for 37 suspicious file extensions. ZoneAlarm includes an application control feature that alerts users when an application is attempting to use the Internet. This is designed to prevent Trojan horse applications from reconnecting with their senders.