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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, August 15, 2018 - Inc. magazine today revealed that Cylance is ranked number 171 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
"In the highly competitive security market, it is our honor to be recognized again with a position on the Inc. 5000," said Stuart McClure, founder and chief executive at Cylance. "We are grateful to the customers who have invested in our vision and the partners that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us to deliver innovative solutions that resolve today’s most insidious security issues."
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives."
While the Inc. 5000 list reflects Cylance's growth through the end of 2017, the company has achieved a number of milestones in the past year:
- Closing of $120 million funding round led by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities
- Delivery of Cylance Smart Antivirus, AI-powered antivirus software designed specifically for consumers
- New releases of prevention-first security solutions CylancePROTECT® and CylanceOPTICS™ that deliver capabilities designed to further decrease the noise and clutter of the security stack
- Formed Cylance Axiom Alliances Program, a global community of cybersecurity solution providers working together to deliver a prevention-first approach to security
The top 500 companies on the list will be featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15); the entire list will be available online at Inc.com.
Join Cylance at the Prevent 2018 User Conference September 18-20 in Huntington Beach and connect to protect with today’s foremost Cybersecurity experts.
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.
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. Built on a breakthrough predictive analysis process, the Cylance AI Platform serves as a foundation for innovative, AI driven security products to address critical attack vectors. The company’s flagship product, 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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