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IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, May 16, 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 it has been placed at number nine on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50 list. CNBC’s Disruptor 50 is an annual list of forward-thinking private companies whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. This year’s list honors Cylance alongside companies such as Airbnb, Lyft, and SpaceX.
Cylance’s predictive artificial intelligence sets Cylance apart from competition that includes industry giants by analyzing a file's characteristics and predicting whether that file is safe or a threat to the host. Cylance products and services have changed the security landscape by proving prevention is possible and helping security teams achieve a state of automated prevention and protection that saves time, money, and resources.
“We are thrilled and humbled to be named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 list for a second time,” said Stuart McClure, co-founder and CEO at Cylance. “It’s a reflection of the honor we feel giving greater peace of mind to security teams and executives around the world with an AI driven approach to genuine security that has completely changed the game in our industry.”
CNBC selects the most innovative companies from a pool of more than 750 around the world. The nominees are evaluated on quantitative and qualitative criteria. For the full list of Disruptor 50 companies, visit this link. For the Cylance Disruptor 50 profile, visit this page.
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: www.cylance.com
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