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Cylance® and Inspire Sports Sponsor Youth Surfer Diego Ferri

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Rising pre-teen surf star exemplifies “breakthrough spirit” embodied in Cylance and the athletes it sponsors

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, October 17, 2016 - Cylance® Inc, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, rather than just reactively detect advanced persistent threats and malware, has agreed to sponsor 12-year-old aspiring professional surfer Diego Ferri. Ferri's sponsorship is currently managed by Inspire Sports, LLC, managers of professional athletes and teams including professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau, Cylance Pro Cycling, Cylance-Incycle powered by Cannondale, and "Project Speed" cyclist Denise Mueller.

"We support underdogs in all aspects of life. From sports to great philanthropic endeavors, we identify with how hard it is to challenge the status quo with something completely different," said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. "Cylance is proud to sponsor Diego in his efforts to shake up the surfing world and prove everyone wrong."

Ferri lives in Oahu, is currently in fifth grade and was introduced to surfing at just four years old. The former BMX state champion decided to focus on surfing at age eight after showing great potential to excel at the sport. After winning the 2016 Hawaii State Surfing Championships and placing second in the 2016 USA Surfing National Championships U12 categories, Ferri captured the attention of Cylance and Inspire Sports.

"I am so thankful and feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to be a part of the Cylance Sports family," Ferri said. "It’s incredible to me that a big company whose dreams of protecting the world from hackers are coming true has decided to help me live my dreams as a surfer. I am looking forward to getting to know the people of Cylance and to representing this amazing and innovative company to the best of my abilities."

About Inspire Sports, LLC.

Inspire Sports is an organization focused on using sport to create innovative marketing strategies for brand partners. Inspire Sports is dedicated to creating a platform for amateur and world-class athletes to inspire fans young and old to inspire others, inspire themselves and inspire to achieve their dreams in athletics. For more information, please email

About Cylance® Inc.

Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit:

Cylance and CylancePROTECT are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Cylance Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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