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Cylance® Named Top 15 Company of the Year by Inc. Magazine

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Cylance Inc.

The only cybersecurity company on the list, Cylance was recognized alongside entrepreneurial juggernauts Riot Games, Tesla, Uber, Snapchat and Niantic Labs (makers of Pokemon Go!)

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, November 30, 2016 - Cylance® Inc, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity by leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent the most advanced cyberthreats, has been recognized by Inc. Magazine among its list of "Top 15 Companies of the Year." The Inc. list honors the nation's leading startups that have seen remarkable growth and captured the attention of their markets in 2016. This notable mention comes on the heels of Cylance's inclusion in Inc.'s 35th annual 5000 list, which tracks the three-year revenue growth of the fastest growing private companies in America. Cylance was awarded No. 26 overall, number seven throughout all of California, and is the only cybersecurity company in the top 100.

Cylance and Stuart McClure, its president and CEO, were highlighted this week by Inc. for the company's hyper growth and its artificial intelligence based approach to endpoint security. The company's approach to detecting malware threats prior to their execution is unique in the market and was recently credited as the technology behind the discovery, halting, and remediation of the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach in 2015, as well.

Cylance has experienced unprecedented growth of more than 7,000 percent in the past three years. The rapid growth has captured investors' attention, which fueled Cylance's $100 million Series D funding round in June, bringing the company's total funding to $177 million.

"It's an incredible honor for Cylance to be named among some of the most innovative, game-changing leaders and companies in the world," said Stuart McClure, president and CEO at Cylance. "This acknowledgement reflects the hard work and shared vision of our team to develop truly revolutionary products and solutions that help solve today's overwhelming problem of advanced cyberthreats. Today, we're actively replacing outdated signature-based antivirus and anti-malware solutions as part of our mission to protect every computer, every user and every thing under the sun."

In addition to recognition on Inc.'s Top 15 Companies of the Year list, Cylance and McClure have received a number of accolades in recent months, including being named to the Forbes 2016 Best 100 Cloud Companies list, CNBC's Disruptor 50 list, and as a finalist in SC Media Awards for the Best Enterprise Security Solutions and Best Emerging Technologies to be named in February 2017. McClure was also chosen as a national finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

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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