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Cylance® Channel Executives Didi Dayton and May Mitchell Honored in CRN's 2017 Women of the Channel and Power 100

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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, May 15, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Didi Dayton, vice president of worldwide channels and May Mitchell, vice president of worldwide field and channel marketing, to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision, and unique role in driving growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise, and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships, and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

Didi Dayton joined Cylance in November 2015 as an experienced channel sales leader, tasked with establishing and ramping the global channel. She expanded the channel team, brought in distribution, and re-architected the partner program and portal. She has guided the channel and MSSP partner growth, enabling Cylance to focus 100% on the channel, resulting in over 6,000 registered opportunities since the beginning of the program. In February, Didi was recognized as a CRN Channel Chief for the second consecutive year.

In December 2016, May Mitchell joined Cylance, bringing over 20 years of cybersecurity experience to the Cylance channel team. May and her team provide partners with tools and marketing kits that drive demand to protect every endpoint with Cylance’s advanced AI security solution. This is the fifth consecutive year she has been named to CRN’s Women of the Channel.

“With our strong focus on the channel, the energy, leadership and channel expertise that Didi and May provide is invaluable”, said John Giacomini, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Cylance. “Their recognition by CRN underscores our commitment to the channel and helps our mission to get simpler and dramatically more effective endpoint security solutions in place around the world.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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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:


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