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Cylance® Publishes Next-Generation Anti-Malware Testing for Dummies, Cylance Special Edition

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Cylance Inc.

How-to book offers step-by-step guidance on performing effective in-house tests of anti-malware products

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, October 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 that it has published a how-to anti-malware testing guide, Next-Generation Anti-Malware Testing for Dummies, Cylance Special Edition. It is available in both print and digital versions.

"The only way for security teams to know whether an anti-malware product will defend against the latest malware in their own environments is to test in their own environments, yet many aren’t sure how to do so," said Chad Skipper, vice president of product testing and industry relations at Cylance. "In this book, we’ve presented multiple detailed methodologies for performing highly effective, real-world tests. We want to enable the industry to test for themselves and my hope is that this book can be utilized as a starting point to this testing."

The how-to book offers step-by-step guidance on setting up an in-house testing environment, safely obtaining live malware samples, and performing tests that replicate real-world scenarios.

  • Chapter 1: Why legacy anti-malware techniques are limited, and how artificial intelligence and machine learning combat modern malware more effectively
  • Chapter 2: Why you should test for yourself
  • Chapter 3: How to set up your own anti-malware testing environment
  • Chapter 4: How to safely obtain malware samples and test anti-malware products yourself
  • Chapter 5: How to take action on your anti-malware testing results
  • Chapter 6: What to consider when choosing an anti-malware solution for your organization

To learn more about the book and to order a copy, visit this link.

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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