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Will aid in global defense against advanced malware used in recent widespread attacks
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, July 10, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized the antivirus industry with AI powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, announced today the integration into VirusTotal of its artificial intelligence driven anti-malware engine. VirusTotal is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans, and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners.
“The mission at Cylance has always been to protect everyone under the sun with AI, and the need has never been greater, as this month’s widespread attack clearly demonstrates,” said Stuart McClure, chairman and CEO at Cylance. “We look forward to working with VirusTotal to support the fight against the constant wave of adversaries.”
“Cylance believes in building bridges with the security community, and by contributing its technology to VirusTotal for the greater good, we hope to empower security professionals to fight against all cyberthreats,” said Cylance Vice President of Industry Relations and Product Testing Chad Skipper.
CylancePROTECT is the multiple award-winning flagship product from Cylance that has launched the company into a leadership position in the endpoint security market. The product automatically identifies and blocks unknown and zero-day malware and adware before it can begin to execute. At the core of Cylance's unprecedented malware identification capability is a revolutionary machine learning research platform that harnesses the power of algorithmic science and artificial intelligence. It analyzes and classifies hundreds of thousands of characteristics per file, breaking them down to study their DNA in order to discern whether an object is good or bad in real time.
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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