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US: NSS Labs files antitrust suit against multiple cybersecurity vendors

 |  September 20, 2018
Security-testing company NSS Labs has filed an antitrust lawsuit against multiple prominent cybersecurity vendors, alleging that they conspired to restrict testing of their products, reported Tech Target.

The suit, filed Tuesday in a US district court in Northern California, claims NSS Labs has already “suffered substantial damages” from the alleged antitrust actions of CrowdStrike, Symantec and ESET, along with the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO). Unless an injunction is issued against the alleged conspiracy, the complaint says, “NSS Labs will suffer further injury, including irreparable injury such as permanent loss of market share.”

The complaint alleges that the vendors used the AMTSO, a California-based forum for considering anti-malware testing methods, to violate U.S. and California antitrust laws. Specifically, the complaint holds, the defendants threatened not to do business with product testers that voted against the AMTSO standard, which NSS Labs opposed. CrowdStrike, ESET, NSS Labs, and Symantec are all AMTSO members.

Full Content: Tech Target
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