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Didi Dayton, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cylance®, Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

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Cylance Inc.

IRVINE, CALIF.  February 29, 2016 – Cylance®, the company revolutionizing cybersecurity through the use of artificial intelligence to proactively prevent advanced persistent threats and malware, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Didi Dayton, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Cylance, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. 

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs. 

With more than 15 years of experience at security companies including Symantec, Tanium, FireEye and others, Dayton joined Cylance in November 2015 and has made highly effective changes in a brief period of time. Dayton is behind Cylance’s seminar series for partners called the Unbelievable Tour, which proves that “seeing is believing” with real-life demos of the ability of CylancePROTECT® to prevent advanced threats and zero-day malware before it's able to execute on network endpoints. 

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.” 

“We’re honored to have Didi as part of our innovative team here at Cylance. She’s forged new paths to build channel supply chains, created profitable partnerships and strategic alliances while helping design new security technology solutions and services that work for Cylance’s channel partners,” said Stuart McClure, president and CEO of Cylance.

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology

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About Cylance® Inc.

Cylance is the only company to offer a preventive cybersecurity solution that stops advanced threats and malware at the most vulnerable point: the endpoint. Applying a revolutionary artificial intelligence approach, the Cylance endpoint security solution, CylancePROTECT®, analyzes the DNA of code prior to its execution on the endpoint to find and prevent threats others can’t, while using a fraction of the system resources associated with endpoint antivirus and detect and respond solutions that are deployed in enterprises today. For more information visit:

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