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CylancePROTECT® Selected by SANS Community as Best Endpoint Protection Product of 2016

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Nominees and winners selected by actual product users in SANS community of security specialists

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, March 29, 2017 - Cylance® Inc., the company that revolutionized traditional antivirus with AI powered prevention that blocks everyday malware along with today’s most advanced cyberthreats, announced that the SANS community has named CylancePROTECT® as the winning product for the Best of 2016 Awards in the Endpoint Protection category.

The SANS Institute’s Best of Awards are not driven by vendors, but by security operations professionals and managers with direct experience using security products. Products and services nominated to win Best of Year awards have been successfully used to provide increases in both the effectiveness and efficiency of cybersecurity programs.

Cylance products and services proactively prevent and protect against malicious actors, enabling a level of security that far exceeds the effectiveness of solutions deployed throughout enterprises, government, and institutions worldwide. CylancePROTECT stops malicious software that goes unrecognized by other technologies, without requiring a cloud connection or frequent updates, and all while using a fraction of the system resources associated with legacy antivirus software.

"Being selected the best endpoint security product by the information security community – those using CylancePROTECT to defend their organizations' information every day – means more to us than any other type of award we receive," said Stuart McClure, co-founder and CEO at Cylance. "All of us at Cylance grew up in that community and nothing pleases us more greatly than knowing we are helping these skilled specialists fight and win this battle."

To view the full list of SANS Best of 2016 Awards, visit this page. SANS Best of Awards

About CylancePROTECT®

CylancePROTECT is the multiple award-winning flagship product from Cylance that has launched the company into a leadership position in the endpoint security market. 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:

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