FireEye customers get liability shield thanks to SAFETY Act

One expert calls the SAFETY Act addition government-backed monopolization

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Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) certified FireEye under the SAFETY Act, providing their customers protection from lawsuits or claims alleging that the products failed to prevent an act of cyber-terrorism.

The news of the certification was reported by FireEye in a press release, and stipulates that FireEye’s Multi-Vector Virtual Execution engine and Dynamic Threat Intelligence platform are the two products now on the SAFETY Act approved technologies list.

For anyone not familiar with what SAFETY Act is - the overall aim is to make sure that an act of terrorism doesn't (as stated by the DHS) "deter manufacturers or sellers of anti-terrorism technologies from developing, commercializing, and deploying technologies that could save lives."

"FireEye is proud to earn this first-ever SAFETY Act certification in the cybersecurity space, bringing a new level of liability protection for our customers," said FireEye CEO David DeWalt in a statement.

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