Mar 21, 2024 — Zero Trust Client 6.0 now in limited availability

​Akamai​ Zero Trust Client (AZTC) 6.0 is now in limited availability. This release includes these SIA features:

  • Transparent traffic interception on macOS (beta). For the Threat Protection service, you can contact Akamai Support to enable transparent traffic interception on client macOS devices. Transparent traffic interception allows the client to intercept and capture traffic without modifying browser or operating system settings. With this feature, the client acts as a transparent proxy that forwards DNS traffic to ​SIA​ resolvers and web traffic to ​​SIA​​ Proxy.

    Zero Trust Client uses the Apple Network Extension framework to intercept traffic. As you install or upgrade the client, make sure you allow ​AZTC Extensions. To learn more, see Transparent traffic interception in the Zero Trust Client documentation.

  • Protect DNS traffic in China with AZTC 5.3 or later (beta). Your organization can now use the client with the Threat Protection service to direct traffic to ​SIA​ DNS resolvers in China. When Zero Trust Client 5.3 or later is installed on user devices in China, it uses DNS over TLS (DoT) to securely communicate with ​SIA​ in China. To use this feature, a ​SIA​ administrator creates a tenant for China and then selects the Enable DNS Protection in China setting in that tenant. To learn more, see Enable DNS Protection in China. To participate in this beta, contact your ​Akamai​ representative.

  • Assign ​SIA​ policy to directory user groups (limited availability). If your organization uses identity providers and in turn, a directory to manage its users, you can assign ​SIA​ policy to specific directory user groups. Zero Trust Client applies the assigned policy to users in these user groups. This feature is supported on version 6.0 only and requires that your Control Center account includes the Enterprise Application Access product. To try this feature, contact your ​Akamai Technologies, Inc.​ representative. For more information, see User group policy.

For complete details on the client release, see the Zero Trust Client release notes.