IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, April 22, 2016 - Cylance®, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced that its CylancePROTECT solution won the Bronze Edison Award in the Security Solutions category. The company’s Founder, President and CEO Stuart McClure accepted the award at the Edison Awards gala held at the Capitale in New York City last night.
Cylance’s innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning based endpoint security product, CylancePROTECT, was selected as the Bronze winner against the top industry competition. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
Prior to accepting the award, McClure spoke to the Edison Awards audience about how risk is often required to achieve new in-roads with technology and innovation in today’s world, which McClure has experienced first hand after leaving his previous role at McAfee to start Cylance in 2012.
"I’m honored to have CylancePROTECT recognized as an Edison Award winner among the greatest inventors and companies of this decade," McClure said. "Security teams have been in genuine need of an evolutionary leap in technology to effectively manage the critical risks of today’s threat landscape. We see this Edison Award as an important validation that we’ve built an elegant and progressive solution to achieve our mission of protecting every endpoint on the planet."
The Edison Award nominees were judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation, whose votes acknowledge the finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality.
About the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Edison Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best innovations and innovators since 1987. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com.
About Cylance® Inc.
Cylance is the first company to apply artificial intelligence, algorithmic science and machine learning to cybersecurity to prevent the most advanced security threats in the world. Using a breakthrough predictive analysis process, CylancePROTECT® quickly and accurately identifies what is benign and what is a threat, and prevents malicious code from ever executing on a targeted system. By coupling advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence with a unique understanding of an attacker’s mentality, Cylance provides technology and services that are truly predictive and preventive against the most advanced threats. For more information visit: www.cylance.com
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