FireEye First Cyber Security Company Awarded SAFETY Act Certifications by Department of Homeland Security
Company’s MVX and DTI Technologies Are The Only Cyber Security Products, Technologies or Services to Ever Earn Certification Under DHS Program
MILPITAS, Calif. – April 29, 2015 – FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE), the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyber attacks, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified FireEye’s Multi-Vector Virtual Execution™ (MVX™) engine and Dynamic Threat Intelligence™ (DTI™) cloud platform under the SAFETY Act. Certification is the highest level of liability protection available under the SAFETY Act. Customers of these certified FireEye technologies now have protection under the SAFETY Act from lawsuits or claims alleging failure of the technologies to prevent or mitigate an act of cyber terrorism. FireEye is the only cyber security company with products, technologies or services certified under the SAFETY Act.
The SAFETY Act – or the “Support Anti-Terrorism By Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002” – is a DHS liability management program aimed at encouraging the development and deployment of security products and services that will enhance the protection of the United States. DHS has designated over 700 products, technologies and services since the SAFETY Act was enacted in 2002, but FireEye’s MVX and DTI offerings are the first pure cyber security products, technologies or services to receive Certification. The liability protections provided by the SAFETY Act encourage more effective security deployments by automatically limiting the types of liability claims companies using certain products may face following a terrorist event.
“FireEye is proud to earn this first-ever SAFETY Act Certification in the cyber security space, bringing a new level of liability protection for our customers,” said David DeWalt, CEO and Chairman of the Board, FireEye. “This Certification validates our position as the leader in the advanced cyber security market, and is further evidence that our visionary work continues to represent the cutting edge of cyber defense.”
In circumstances where the SAFETY Act is triggered under Federal law, claims that arise out of, or relate to the use of, the MVX engine or the DTI cloud would be limited or eliminated for FireEye customers. FireEye also benefits, as when the SAFETY Act is triggered, all covered third party claims related to the MVX engine and DTI cloud platform product will presumptively be dismissed.
“With this Certification, FireEye can offer the growing number of organizations that choose our MVX engine and DTI cloud platform even greater confidence that they are receiving not only best-in-class technology, but also an opportunity for unmatched liability protections in the unfortunate event of litigation," said DeWalt.
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About FireEye, Inc.
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,100 customers across 67 countries, including over 200 of the Fortune 500.
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