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Four Cylance® Channel Executives Recognized in 2018 Women of the Channel

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Cylance Inc.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, May 15, 2018 - Cylance Inc., the company that revolutionized endpoint security with true AI powered threat prevention, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named four Cylance executives, Didi Dayton, vice president of worldwide channels and alliances; May Mitchell, vice president worldwide field and channel marketing; Louise Cooke, director of North America channel; and TJ Houston, director of channel programs and operations, to its prestigious 2018 Women of the Channel list. The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel. Didi Dayton and May Mitchell were also selected to the Power 100, a subset of the Women of the Channel who have earned a special distinction based on their exemplary record of success and influence in the channel.

"This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives."

Cylance’s Women of the Channel have driven the expansion of the Cylance channel network, which now includes more than 4,000 partner and distributor sellers worldwide. In April 2018, The Cylance Axiom Alliances Program launched, creating a global community of cybersecurity solution providers working together to deliver a prevention-first approach to security. The program consists of more than a dozen technology providers, each leveraging Cylance’s threat identification, management, and prevention APIs directly within their solutions.

"These women are exemplary leaders who inspire Cylance and our channel team with their energy, dedication, and channel expertise," said John Giacomini, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Cylance. "CRN’s recognition of our channel leaders highlights Cylance’s 100% commitment to the channel and mission to provide simple and effective security solutions."

The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About the Channel Company

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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

CRN is a registered trademark of The Channel Company, LLC. All rights reserved.

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:

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