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Cylance® Customers Propel Company Past $100M Revenue

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Cylance Inc.

3,800 enterprises think beyond security layers to predict and prevent cybersecurity attacks with next-generation artificial intelligence

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 29, 2018 - Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized endpoint protection and detection with AI powered predictive prevention, today announced that it had surpassed $100 million in trailing 12-month GAAP revenue in 2017. This represents 177% year-over-year growth due to the unwavering and fanatical support of over 3,800 enterprise customers. With this achievement, and thanks to rapid adoption among its customers who share the belief that prevention is possible, Cylance is one of the fastest-growing security companies in history. The milestone took Cylance only 39 months to reach from the moment it first shipped its flagship product, CylancePROTECT®.

The below graph illustrates Cylance’s growth rate compared to a selection of other publicly traded technology companies and the time they took to reach $100 million in annual revenues, measuring from the time the first product shipped.

Cylance was founded on the principle that security should be proactive and easy to manage. The company was the first to apply AI to the endpoint protection platform (EPP) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) markets. 87 of the Fortune 500 have adopted Cylance’s prevention platform to eliminate breaches, meet regulatory requirements, and optimize security resources.

Customers have replaced numerous layers of security at the endpoint, including legacy antivirus with Cylance, which is based on three core capabilities:

  • CylancePROTECT prevents breaches and defeats new zero-day attacks
  • CylanceOPTICS™ is the only prevention-driven EDR solution to combat unknown attacks
  • The Cylance Platform transforms security from reactive to preventive

Cylance customers include Dell, The Gap Inc., "Nobel" Energy, National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA), Panasonic, Partners in Health, RiceHadleyGates, Sysco Foods, and the United Service Organizations (USO), among many more.

"After we switched from our legacy antivirus solution and started using Cylance, we could reduce the workload on our security team, considerably," said Stephen Frank, of the National Hockey League Players Association. "We used to require three people to manage the old solution and, since moving to Cylance, we can have just one person spending half of his day managing our endpoint protection. The best part is that we almost forget that it’s even working in the background – we just know Cylance is there, protecting our endpoints silently and efficiently." Resource and cost reduction is a common result with Cylance customers after deployment.

"At Cylance, we’ve always encouraged our customers to think beyond legacy solutions, to reduce complexity and lower security costs," said Stuart McClure, Chairman and CEO of Cylance. "Our customers have been living the promise that prevention is possible, despite industry experts who espouse the opposite, with their experiences with WannaCry/Petya and countless other zero-day malware attacks. Unlike every one of our competitors, Cylance blocked every single major campaign in 2017 with a completely AI based approach that reduces layers, removes clutter and user friction, and provides silent prevention to the endpoint."

In the past three years, next-generation cybersecurity technologies have captured significant market share and customer adoption. The continued challenges and complexity of managing multiple layers, combined with the increased number of high-visibility breaches, have exposed the weaknesses of detect and respond models of security protection. These challenges are driving adoption of new preventative solutions in the market.

According to a Forrester report by Jennifer Adams and Chris Sherman: "New entrants are gaining traction. Multiple new vendors have emerged in the endpoint security space in the last few years. These new solutions are typically more effective and less of a burden on system resources. We believe that market growth will be driven by these new players as they expand their sales teams and get the word out to potential clients. We expect to see the highest growth rate in application integrity protection and endpoint visibility and control (EVC)."

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 artificial intelligence and machine learning 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:

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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