Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation

BluVector Awarded SAFETY Act Designation by the Department of Homeland Security

After a rigorous application and due diligence process the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted BluVector (then known as Acuity Solutions, a Division of Northrop Grumman) a DHS SAFETY Act Designation in May 2016.

Deploying BluVector as part of an enterprise security ecosystem now includes a level of decreased risk due to this Designation, providing peace of mind relatively few security technologies can provide.

“Obtaining Designation under the DHS SAFETY Act is rare in the security market, and it is rarer still to see any cyber security product outside anti-virus assessed by a third party validation for efficacy.”
– Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst, 451 Research

Highlights of the DHS SAFETY Act Designation

  • Eliminate punitive damage claims and prejudgment interest‡
  • Covered lawsuits would be required to be led exclusively in federal court — ensuring coverage of the SAFETY Act is applied

About the DHS SAFETY Act Designation

Post-September 11, Congress enacted the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act in 2002 to reassure private companies that were reluctant to deploy security technologies and services in the private sector for fear the company’s technology would be impacted by an act of terrorism and be held responsible for damages.

The goal of the SAFETY Act is to encourage the development and deployment of effective anti-terrorism products and services by providing liability protections.

“BluVector is honored to receive the SAFETY Act Designation from the DHS. Designation is another accomplishment that further validates BluVector’s position as a new leader in the cyber defense movement.”

– Kris Lovejoy, CEO, BluVector

‡No punitive damages intended to punish or deter, exemplary damages, or other damages not intended to compensate a plaintiff for actual losses may be awarded, nor shall any party be liable for interest prior to the judgment.