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Cylance® Revolutionizes Consumer Security Market with First AI Driven Next-Generation Antivirus - CylancePROTECT® Home Edition

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Cylance Inc.

CylancePROTECT® Home Edition uses AI to extend smart, simple security that prevents execution of today's most advanced malware from corporate office to home office

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, August 3, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today's most advanced cyberthreats, today announced the availability of the industry’s first ever next-generation antivirus product for consumers, CylancePROTECT® Home Edition. The product will initially be available to employees of our enterprise customers, extending the advanced prevention capabilities of the artificial intelligence driven CylancePROTECT from enterprise network endpoints to include the personal devices of employees and their families, significantly reducing corporate information risk.

“Consumers have grown weary of traditional consumer antivirus solutions rooted in 1990’s technology, complaining it slows their systems down, pesters them with popups, and presents them with features they don’t need or understand. It’s time to bring the strongest protection available to consumers and not just our corporate endpoints,” said Christopher Bray, SVP and Head of Consumer at Cylance. “As a father and as an executive, I’m committed to delivering powerful AI driven technology that truly proactively prevents today’s advanced malware from executing, stopping ransomware threats like WannaCry dead in their tracks without relying on signature updates, while also delivering a clean, elegant, and easy to understand user experience.”

As the name implies, Cylance technology was designed to operate in near silence for users with no performance-impacting daily updates or configuration headaches. At a time when state-sponsored cyberattacks are a near monthly occurrence, CylancePROTECT Home Edition is the first enterprise-grade malware defense option available for corporate IT security teams and risk managers to offer their employees for home use.

Offering a powerfully simple “set it and forget it” experience, security teams will rest assured knowing that their corporate data is secure even when employees access corporate assets from their home devices. Like the version of CylancePROTECT used inside government agencies and on millions of corporate endpoints around the world, CylancePROTECT Home Edition renders new malware and unknown future variants useless through the use of artificial intelligence. Security teams no longer need to wait days for updates to traditional antivirus technologies after new zero-day malware and its variants have already done damage, or to oversee those critical updates to ensure they are implemented organization-wide.

“The Cylance mission has always been to protect everyone under the sun,” said Stuart McClure, Chairman and CEO at Cylance. “With CylancePROTECT Home Edition, we are taking the next step in achieving that mission by offering the first product to offer smart, simple, enterprise-grade prevention technology for the home.”

About CylancePROTECT® Home Edition

  • Protection: CylancePROTECT Home Edition predicts and blocks never-seen-before malware that could otherwise attack the computers of your employees and their loved ones.
  • Low Performance Impact: CylancePROTECT Home Edition silently protects your devices without bogging down their performance
  • Simple and Effortless: CylancePROTECT Home Edition is easy to install, easy to manage and configure, updates itself, and automatically protects consumer devices for a “set it and forget it” security experience.

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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:

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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